Grootberg Lodge

When traversing the plateau, you will encounter a wide variety of wild residents: springbok, zebra, kudu, and oryx, which you can easily spot during drives and guided walks.

Journeys Namibia’s flagship lodge welcomes you, as the first middle market establishment to be wholly owned by a conservancy. For the initial development the European Union funded the project through the Ministry of Environment and Tourism’s Development Programme. At the same time, the private sector was providing the training and management skills until the local community becomes self-sustainable.

Your hosts at Grootberg Lodge are members of the rural community, trained by Journeys Namibia. Delivering excellent service for international guests in a home-away-from-home atmosphere.

Marvel at the breath-taking view of the Klip River Valley below while lounging on the deck or cooling down in our infinity pool. The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. Walls are clad with the ancient lava rock of the area. Explore the landscape, rich in geological and botanical wonders. Encounter stunning wildlife and become acquainted with the traditions of the #Khoadi//Hoas people.

Activities & Experiences


Namibian hospitality is legendary, and nowhere does it become more apparent than at Grootberg Lodge. While eco-tourism is Grootberg’s main focus, members of the local community ensure that your stay will create golden memories. Furthermore Grootberg  Lodge ensured that the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy be recognized among the 2020 suitable destinations. Receiving recognition as one of the top 100 in responsible tourism and distinctive appeal.

The thrill of adventure sets in as soon as you arrive at the lower gate before negotiating the 4×4 route up to the lodge.

During your stay, nature will immerse you, and you will encounter some of the larger inhabitants of this unique landscape. While the abundance of diverse species found in the ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy provide for a unique and serene experience.

What you can expect to see now, ranges from common antelopes such as kudu, oryx and springbok. As well as elusive mammals such as aardwolves, civets and wild cats. If you are lucky you might even encounter some of the big predators, like lions and leopards.

Our most popular excursions are the half-day drive in search of desert-adapted elephants. Similarly the almost full-day guided tracking of free-roaming black rhino, one of the planet’s most endangered species, is often recommended by previous guests.

Scenic evening drives across the plateau present fantastic photographic opportunities. While discovering the rich plant and animal life that thrives there.

When traversing the plateau, you will encounter a wide variety of wild residents: springbok, zebra, kudu, and oryx, which you can easily spot during drives and guided walks. Although shy, you often see klipspringer leaping gracefully from ledge to ledge on the steep cliffs.Possible sightings of predators are not unlikely, especially lions, as the population has increased after years of draught.

A visit to the #Khoadi//Hoas community is a favourite activity for most guests to participate in. The warm cordiality with which we receive visitors touches every heart. You will learn more about the local culture and customs as we invite you into the midst of the community.

Grootberg is a paradise for nature lovers. With so much to do, you will want to stay a bit longer or hopefully come back for a second visit.


Enjoy a magical sundowner from our restaurant’s veranda, taste the hearty meals prepared by our passionate chefs, or get intimate with your family and friends around our fireplace adding atmosphere on cold winter nights. And do not miss the unforgettable experiences guaranteed by the unique activities led by Grootberg’s expert guides and trackers.

Fourteen cosy twin chalets and two-family units, powered with solar energy, perch along the edge of the Etendeka Plateau and will make you feel at home. They are built from natural materials to blend into the surroundings. Private decks provide stunning views across the Klip River Valley. Each chalet comes equipped with a private bathroom, a desk, and a coffee and tea station. There are no electrical outlets, but we have a charging station in the main area of the lodge.



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