Crawling along dusty roads through dry riverbeds, dodging a goat or cow, the route reminds one of a scene from Dirty Harry. Except that here you find the Himba and that your destination is so much more scenic than any Western town. The last 30 kilometres greets one with rock marvels, stunning Baobabs and then finally – a green oasis of Makalani Palms hiding the very essence of this place, Epupa Falls.
Right here, on the edge of this small desert wonder, is the very heart of Epupa, Epupa Falls Lodge. It has been here forever, since before the arrival of tour buses and self-drive adventurers from every nation across the globe. Back in the day, it was only a campsite with a fantastic view, now it is both lodge and campsite at one of the most marvellous places in Namibia.
The Cunene region is already a very popular destination for cultural enthusiasts that want to meet the Ovahimba up close and personal. Add to this the mighty Cunene and it’s even more spectacular falls, and we have a top destination. We now have added a new dimension to our top destination – Epupa Falls Lodge.
From any of the 5 chalets you have a breath-taking view right onto the falls. The limited number of chalets ensures that you receive personal attention and are treated as a special guest. Not only are the chalets built from mostly local materials, they are also built on stilts which brings you closer to the Makalani canopy and its hidden secrets.
When you finally get tired of the view, why not join us on the deck for a drink from our very popular bar or even sample a snack from Christa’s kitchen? While enjoying an ice cold beer, you can tap into the knowledge of Koos Verwey who has been here for no less than 23 years. He has a solid reputation with his dedication and loyalty to the local people.
Koos’s intimate experience in this area will ensure that your activities are extraordinary, whether you go on an excursion to the local people, go for a hike, or a day journey through the area.
Combine all this and flavour it with delicious local meals, and you have the recipe for a well-deserved break at EPUPA FALLS LODGE.
Our prices are very competitive and certainly well worth the money you will spend, considering the facilities on offer and the picture perfect location.
Finally, Epupa Falls Lodge can be reached by any type of car during the dry season, and the closest airstrip is 7 km away. A 4×4 is recommended during the wet season.