Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Namibia’s Damaraland region, whilst enjoying the comfort and quirky style of Vingerklip Lodge. This welcoming lodge sits in a prime hilltop position, surrounded by the sandstone mountains, plateaus and incredible rock formations of the UgabValley. The most dramatic of these wind-sculptured formations is a 35-metre tall “finger of stone” or “vingerklip” from which the lodge gets is name.
Vingerklip Lodge has a rambling setup with 11 double thatched bungalows (comprising 22 rooms) scattered in lovely landscaped grounds. Choose between a twin and double room, each with a private balcony, or the luxurious honeymoon suite “Heavens Gate” set away from the main building, high up on a terrace with phenomenal views.
It’s an easy 1km walk from the lodge to the famous Vingerklip rock formation, and there are plenty of longer trails in the reserve too – set off early before it gets too hot! In the afternoon lounge alongside one of the swimming pools, both with plenty of shade and wide desert views, or visit one of the three waterholes where you watch for zebra, kudu, eland and wathog (the main waterhole is also floodlit at night).
If you want to see the famous rock art at Twyfelfontein it is quite a drive so give yourself a full day, and in the early evening make you way up to the viewing deck to take in the true splendor of a Namibian sunset.
Dinner offers a choice between the main dining area or a traditional African barbeque at Eagles Nest Restaurant. We’d highly recommend visiting Eagles Nest at least once during your stay. The restaurant is positioned up on the Ugab Terraces, close to the Heavens Gate honeymoon suite, and while it takes a bit of effort to get there – a 10-minute walk along a mountain path ending with a 25m metal staircase – the views are most certainly worth it!
Halfway between Swakopmund and Etosha, Vingerklip Lodge is a lovely stopover on a Namibian road trip or a great base from which to experience the astonishing natural beauty, striking landscapes and wide open spaces of Damaraland.
- Internet Access
- Malaria Free
- Mobile Connectivity
- Secure Parking
- Credit Card
- Laundry Service
- Bird Watching
- Cultural Tours
- Game Drives
- Game Viewing
- Game Walks
- Mountain Biking