(13 bungalows and camping) PO Box 1075, Swakopmund; tel: 063 693376; fax: 063 693377; email: email@example.com
The Namib Restcamp has been open for nine years, and is situated on the 17,000ha farm, Dieprivier. It is about 27km from Solitaire on the C36, and 60km north of Sesriem. This farm was one of the area's first places to take visitors, and it is still run by Jannie and Gerda von Wielligh and their family. Its other residents include cattle, sheep, goats, ostrich, gemsbok and the odd meerkat.
Accommodation is in simple two- or four-bed bungalows, with en-suite showers and toilets – basic but adequate. Facilities include a swimming pool with a shaded area for pool-side buffets. Namib Rest Camp is primarily a base for making your own excursions around the area, though they do run their own excellent trips.
These normally visit their own range of petrified dunes – which make a stunning backdrop to the camp. Here the landscape has been eroded by the Diep River, revealing the fossilised sand-dunes that underpin this part of the Namib. It is a fascinating area, and these trips usually continue on to the main dune-sea, before returning to camp just after sunset.