NamibRand Family Hideout

As the sole occupier of this charming and authentic farmhouse, you will be able to appreciate quality time spent alone with your family and friends. The Hideout is simply yet comfortably equipped for your essential needs (wheelchair-friendly), a solid and safe haven from the sometimes harsh desert conditions. Evidence of bygone farming days still remains in the old walls, fences and outbuildings, almost buried by ever-shifting sand dunes.

Accommodation is provided on a self-catering basis.

Enjoy the spectacular views over the vast plains and ancient blue mountain ranges, or one of our activities on offer (e.g. 4×4 dune drives or educational walks with our experienced guide) into the glowing red dunes for a close encounter with the fascinating variety of Namib Desert fauna and flora. The kids will love the dune-boarding and endless open spaces, or chasing after beetles and lizards scuttling over the sand dunes. A small waterhole just 50m from the veranda attracts a myriad of birdlife as well as oryx, springbok, zebra, bat-eared fox, porcupines and other wildlife. Giraffe may also be seen, if you’re lucky! The exceptional surroundings and clarity of the air provide endless opportunities for photography by day and star-gazing by night.

Slow down, leave the stress and pace of our high-tech world behind you for a while and relax around an open fire in the silence of the multi-coloured sunset, punctuated only by the click of barking geckos. You may be comforted to know that a portion of your overnight costs goes towards the conservation of this unique and fragile environment.

In 2010 and again in 2015 we added an exclusive campsite to our accommodation offerings. Campsites Orion and Venus are each nestled into the dunes, out of sight and earshot of each other, with a waterhole for animals and birds. Here our guests are truly alone with nature, but have modern camping facilities such as flush toilets and solar-heated hot showers. The views are stunning. Ample shade is provided for protection from the Namibian sun, and canvas roller blinds for wind protection.

Campsite Jupiter, opened as planned in March 2019, located in its own private dune valley, has the same facilities as the other two campsites, but in addition has an enlarged wooden deck with a roof and wind protection, charging station for all your devices, and has a drinking waterhole for animals. It is fully wheelchair accessible, with ramps and grab rails at the toilet and shower.

Escape from the rat race – limited cellphone coverage and Wifi can be located only 5 kilometres away at the base camp in case of emergency.