Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
PO Box 6597, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: ++264 61 374750, Fax: ++264 61 256598
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located approximately 100 km west of the small town of Khorixas and is accessible along the district road C39. The Twyfelfontein area, being a very vulnerable and delicate ecosystem, is renowned for some of the best examples of Bushman paintings and rock engravings in southern Africa and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Interesting rock formations and the remainder of prehistoric volcanic action can be seen among the most prominent geographic features including the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain, Doros Crater and the Petrified Forest.
The fauna and flora of Damaraland is typical of the Pro-Namib region. The plant species include the magnificent Welwitschia, Moringa and a variety of the Commiphora species. The Desert adapted Elephant, Giraffe, Springbok, Zebra, Oryx, and Ostrich include some of the wildlife which can be found living in total harmony with the community.
The Lodge is situated in the heart of the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy and boasts 56 en-suite twin rooms, reception, lounge, curio shop, open dining room, bar and swimming pool. The deliberate use of thatch for the rooms, natural stone, and earth toned paint colors help minimize the visual impact on the setting by blending in with the surrounding rock formations. Twyfelfontontein Country Lodge has literally been built right into the rocks. Although quite a large camp, it still manages to exude a certain amount of rustic charm and charisma.
A buffet breakfast and dinner are served in the elevated dining area, with some amazing views of the immediate scenery. It is not uncommon for some after-dinner entertainment either, provided by the staff, still in uniform, who perform local songs. The swimming pool offers a welcome relief from the hot Namibian sun, and the shaded, rocky areas, are ideal for a spot of relaxation.