- Scenically nestling in the valley where the two tributaries of the Hoanib River meet, the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp offers guests a surprisingly rich diversity of wildlife in a stark yet beautiful landscape.
- Located in one of the most remote areas of the Kaokoveld in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession, only seven twin-bedded tents and one family unit make up this intimate and luxurious camp. Each stylish tent features an en-suite bedroom along with a shaded outdoor deck to enjoy the remarkable views.
- Flanked by rugged hills, the camp offers breath-taking scenery and the chance to enjoy sightings of Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu, and even magnificent desert elephant, black rhino lion, leopard and cheetah in a truly unique environment.
- Access to the iconic Skeleton Coast – seals, shipwreck remains, Möwe Bay, unique stories and history etc. as part of 3 night stays, including return scenic flight from Hoanib camp to the coast.
- Amazing star gazing and astronomy evenings.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Game drives showcase the magnitude of the landscape and offer the best possibilities of seeing desert-adapted wildlife. Morning or afternoon drives are available as well as full-day excursions.
Nature walks from camp are an exciting way to get up close and personal with desert-wildlife. As well as the possibility of spotting big game, it is also a good opportunity to study the smaller creatures and the fascinating plant life of the concession.
On a stay of three nights (or more) full-day excursions to the Skeleton Coast are offered. The fascinating 4×4 trip to the coast takes you via the wilderness and wildlife of the Hoanib River and floodplain, the dune fields and Klein Oasis, while the Skeleton Coast itself reveals a rocky coastline with its huge Cape fur seal colony and shipwreck remains. Weather dependent, a scenic flight back to camp offers a magnificent perspective of your journey from the air.
Day trips to Klein Oase and Auses Spring can be organised. These oasis are a fascinating respite from the dry surrounds of the desert and offer the chance of seeing wildlife coming to drink as well as plenty of birdlife. These full-day trips are done in our semi-closed game drive vehicles, with a stop for a picnic at a scenic spot along the way.
Presentations and interaction with wildlife researchers are planned when researchers are in camp, or nearby. These include all current research, in particular the good work being done by Dr Flip Stander and his team on the unique desert-adapted lion.
Birding enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the diverse avifauna of the northern Palmwag Concession, from soaring raptors to charming Namaqua sandgrouse and other regular endemics, including Rüppell’s korhaan and Benguela long-billed lark.
In a remote area of the Kaokoveld, with gravel-strewn plains and dry riverbeds that draw fascinating wildlife, lies Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp. Game drives explore this isolated area, moving along the riverbed’s narrow ribbon of vegetation, where a surprising wealth of desert-adapted animals can be found; in camp the research centre provides even more insights. The unforgiving Skeleton Coast, with its shipwreck remains and noisy colonies of Cape fur seals, is accessed either by a fascinating drive or scenic flight, depending on the weather. Eight large en-suite tents and the main area and pool look out over a wide, rugged valley that slopes down to the almost-always dry Hoanib River.
Fully solar powered, Hoanib Skeleton Coast is a joint venture with the neighbouring conservancies of Anabeb, Torra and Sesfontein, and hosts researchers committed to conserving desert-adapted lion, brown hyaena and more. The main area flows beautifully into the surrounding desert and looks out onto a thriving waterhole. Hoanib has plenty of areas to unwind, with a lounge, bar area, dining room, library, fire pit and a pool where you can cool off after a day in the desert. On longer stays guests spend an unforgettable day flying out to the windswept coast over the dunes, visiting the shipwrecks and seal colonies that the Skeleton Coast is famed for.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp has eight stylish, well-insulated en-suite tents with shaded outdoor lounges. One is a family unit that sleeps a family of four.
7 x twin-bedded units with two three quarter beds, en-suite bathroom and shaded deck.
1 x family unit consisting of 2 rooms, each with their own bathroom. Main bedroom has two three quarter beds which can be converted into king-size bed on request; 2nd bedroom with two three quarter beds.
Weather permitting, evening meals are served in the open-air dining room under an old leadwood tree from where incredible desert views can be enjoyed. Menus make use of both locally-sourced and imported ingredients. The main area of the camp consists of an open-plan lounge, bar and dining area with spectacular views of the desert. The emphasis on Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is getting out into the wild as much as possible.
Meals are served in the main dining area, with a bar nearby. The fire pit is a central focal point in the evenings for before and after dinner, where you can mingle with other guests sharing stories. Hoanib has plenty of areas to unwind, with a lounge, bar area, dining room.
The camp features a swimming pool at the main area, indoor and outdoor lounge areas overlooking a waterhole. Meals are served in the main dining area, with a bar nearby. The fire pit is a central focal point in the evenings for before and after dinner, where you can mingle with other guests sharing stories.
Camp features a swimming pool at the main area, a pool where you can cool off after a day in the desert.
The main area of camp will has a library.