[single-accommodation-stars]Spitzkoppen Lodge


“A sense of place in an archaeological landscape”
The Barnard family is honored to welcome you to Spitzkoppen Lodge. The same owners and developers of Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge have the privilege of sharing with you their dream of an exclusive destination on the edge of the Namib Desert, which they started 14 years ago. You are invited to indulge in the pleasure and passion of friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere.
The lodge is located on the northern edge of the Spitzkoppe Inselberg, between huge granite blocks that were formed more than 150 million years ago, with breathtaking views of the Brandberg and the Erongo Mountains. The stylish, private accommodation consists of 15 spacious, tastefully decorated chalets, each with an en-suite bathroom and a viewing platform that connects the guest to the expansive, pristine sand and scree fields beyond.
The buildings are connected by elevated walkways, all of which are designed to be wheelchair-friendly. The limited use of concrete with raised floors and decks, as well as composite materials for the walls that can be easily dismantled, will allow nature to restore itself in just a few months after dismantling. The tent roof shapes simulate the surrounding rock formations and soften the square shape of the building.
Located on the inner edge of the Namib Desert, the climate of the Spitzkoppen Conservation Area is dry, with an average annual precipitation of 50 mm and a high evaporation rate of 3200 mm per year. Most of the precipitation falls between January and April, and since the granite rocks are impermeable, the precipitation collects at the base of the granite rocks, creating unique microhabitats for woody plants that can grow in an otherwise arid area.