Ongava Lodge
Listen to nature • Listen to nature • Listen to nature •

Watch the African bush unfold from the comfort of your hilltop hideaway

Lodge overview

Shift your perspective of what luxury means, as you settle into the spectacular surroundings of Ongava Lodge.

Luxury is the sense of the infinite that greets you as you gaze into the wild beyond. Luxury is the thrill of a close encounter with rare and endangered wildlife, from the sanctuary of a game-viewing hide.

Luxury is the space that surrounds you in the air-conditioned suite of your rock chalet. Luxury is a new way of making the most of life in the wild, here at Ongava Lodge.

Rock & thatch chalets
Refreshing swimming Pool
Sundowner & wildlife viewing decks
Sunset waterhole views
Viewing & photography hide
Shared game drive vehicle
Walking guides
Afrikaans & English
Check in 14:00
Check out 10:00

In harmony with nature

Spanning a rocky ridge in a range of dolomite hills known as the Ondundozonanandana — the word, recalling a local legend, means “the mountain where the boy took the calves” — Ongava Lodge features 14 spacious en-suite chalets crafted from rock and thatch, in keeping with their natural surroundings.

The central dining area is fronted by two viewing decks, overlooking a waterhole frequented by rhino and other game. At Ongava Lodge, the vantage is your advantage, opening your eyes anew to the beauty of the African bush.


Nestled amidst ancient rock formations, the rock chalets and main areas of Ongava Lodge blend natural beauty with contemporary elegance and sophistication.



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