Opuwo Country Hotel


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The Kaokoveld, Kunene Region:  Rugged mountains, dry river courses and solid 4x4 country associated with names like van Zyl's Pass, Hartmann Mountains, Marienfluss, Epupa, Ruacana  and Swartboois Drift.

A land vast and uninhabited, a wilderness in its own right  where pockets of wildlife roam freely.  This is also home to Namibia's last remaining nomadic tribe, the Ovahimba.

Dictated by seasonal rainfall and constantly in search of new grazing for their cattle, the Himba remain nomadic and primitive. Their unique lifestyle and adaptability to survive the harsh Kaokoland environment has earned them their ethnic individuality.

The traditional Himba still prefer living the way their forebears hundreds of years before the colonial era or the appearance of westerners. Himba villages close to Opuwa town are accustomed to visitors wanting to learn and experience more about their culture and lifestyle.

As part of our responsible tourism community programme, we at Opuwo Country Hotel have a standing arrangement with certain Himba villages to include them in our activity programmes. Our Himba guides escort guest and translate while guest photograph and inter act with the villagers.

Opuwo, meaning 'finished' or 'up to here and no further' Opuwo is the gateway to the Kaokoveld, the small town is the administrative hub of the Kunene Region. It has a few shops, filling station, school and houses.

The airfield in town is managed by Opuwo Country Hotel and offers refueling and a transfer services to and from the Hotel.

Opuwo Country Hotel is situated on a hilltop just outside of town providing luxury and standard accommodation with air conditioning, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, and camping sites, your ideal base from where to explore Kaokoland.


The Hotel is situated on a hilltop facing northwest with breathtaking views overlooking a valley with magnificent sunsets and offering 360° view of the surrounding area.

The Hotel is within easy reach of Kaoko Otavi, Epupa Falls and Swartbooisdrift.  Road conditions between Kamanjab and Opuwo is in excellent condition (tarmac).

The remaining 85km gravel road to Ruacana is also in an excellent condition.

The Hotel offers 21 luxury twins rooms, 1 luxury double room, 3 sets of twin inter leading rooms (6 rooms) and 12 standard twin rooms. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are fitted with air conditioners.  Our hotel however is not wheelchair friendly.

If the day has drained your energy, the Hotel offers various massage options from our Rare Scent Spa to get you back in holiday spirit.

Spend some time in the spa and enjoy a professional back, back & neck, sport, half and full body, feet or a sundowner massage with cocktail included. (please book in advance)

Deck chairs and umbrellas set the scene for a relaxed day around the pool or cool off after a hard day's drive.

The Hotel have an excellent bar and restaurant where guests can crack a cold one and enjoy mouth watering meals,  a private lounge next to the wine cellar offers an relaxed atmosphere and place to enjoy an evening with friends.

Special prior arrangements can be made for honeymooners, anniversaries and birthdays, as well as private dinners, snack baskets and cakes.

The Hotel has 24hours electricity (220v), credit card facilities (Master and Visa as well as most European Cards)

Children of all ages are welcome but must be under parents supervision at all times. Children will only be allowed to go on activities when accompanied by their parents.

For fly-in customers convenience, a gravel airstrip with co-ordinates S18.03 E13.51 at Opuwo can be used. Arrange for pickup prior to arrival.

Himba Excursion: 3 hour guided excursion to traditional Ovahimba villages to experience their culture and traditions.

Epupa Falls Excursion: The drive will take about 3 hours to Chief Kapika's Village, lunch packs provided and we will enjoy that on the banks of the Kunene River, back at the Hotel before sunset.

Guided Excursion for fly-in Charters:  Pick-up at Opuwo Runway at 11h00, then to the Hotel for a welcome drink.  Visit to a Himba village and depending on time of arrival we can serve lunch before or after the excursion.  Back to the airport at 14h30 for your return flight.

Opuwa Rare Scent Spa,  for a relaxing and invigorating massage.


Opuwo Country Hotel offers 12 large camping sites about 400 - 500 meters from the Hotel.

All the camping sites have 220v Electricity (24 hours),  ablution facilities with hot and cold water, barbeque area and wash up facilities.

Situated on a hill just outside Opuwa, our campsites offers great views of Opuwo and surrounding areas, and photographic opportunities of magnificent sunset and sunrises.

Apart from dining at our Restaurant or spending lazy afternoons at our swimming pools at the Hotel, other activities include game viewing at the nearby Uukwaluudhi Reserve, driving 4x4 trials such as the well know Van Zyl's Pass or Swartbooisdrift route.

For bird watchers, there is ample bird life to keep you busy.


  • Swimming pool - Hotel
  • Bar / Pub - Hotel
  • Restaurant - Hotel
  • Rare Scent Spa
  • Curio Shop - Hotel
  • Provisions and fuel - In Opuwo Town
  • We accept Credit / Debit Cards


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Opuwo Country Hotel, Off C43, Opuwo, 9000

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