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Epupa Falls is known for its single drop of 37 metres in height, but it is actually a series of large waterfalls formed in the Kunene river on the border of Angola and Namibia. There are a number of lodges scattered around Epupa Falls, all offering a unique experience. But it is only Epupa Falls Lodge that offers accommodations with arresting views across the falls.
Your Namibian experience begins here at Epupa Falls Lodge overlooking the iconic Epupa Falls of northwest Namibia. Whether you choose one of our five river-view rooms or a pocket-friendly ground-level room, or even a campsite – our eco-friendly accommodation and generous Namibian hospitality set the scene for an enriched private cultural experience. With one of the lowest guest footprints in Namibia, at Epupa Falls Lodge, there is space to breathe and reconnect with nature.
Perched on a wooden deck, Epupa Falls Lodge & Restaurant, along with the five river-view rooms, is protected by lush vegetation, but still offers sweeping views of the Kunene River and Epupa Falls Waterfall. The dining and bar areas take advantage of the view allowing you to savour this pristine environment even while you relax between activities. Two meals a day are included in the lodge’s package.
A swimming pool built on a higher level behind the campsites is the ideal venue to relax and escape the midday heat. Our on-site masseuse offers pampering and relaxation for all guests who want to refuel and rejuvenate.
The Main Lodge
The main lodge offers 5 free-standing river-view rooms on stilts that subtly blend into the environment. All rooms can sleep two guests and offer the following facilities:
There are also 3 free-standing budget units on the ground that offers accommodation to families and groups. All three units sleep four guests and offer the following facilities:
The honeymoon chalet is located in the corner of the property offering maximum privacy. With its intimate atmosphere and personal service, this room is ideal for a couple looking to wind down after a busy few days on the road. The honeymoon chalet offers the following amenities:
The 6 campsites are located along the riverbank and offer sweeping views of the river. The campsites vary in size and should be booked well in advance. The campsites offer the following amenities:
The campsites share communal bathrooms and showers.
Epupa Falls Lodge is located on the banks of the Kunene River, right on the increasingly famous Epupa Falls. While the entire area is famous for its rich cultural experience, it is only Epupa Falls Lodge that has access to the remote villages and inside knowledge of the Himba people that live here. The owner of Epupa Falls Lodge, having lived in this remote part of Namibia for more than 30 years, has built treasured relationships with the people and can thus offer an experience that no other lodge can equal.
Epupa Falls Lodge is a 3-hour drive from Opuwo. There are no airports close by, just a runway for smaller planes about 5 kilometres from the lodge.
Build on stilts, right on the edge of the Kunene river, these rooms have a direct view of the Epupa Falls waterfall.
Situated in the corner of the property under swooping Makalani palms, the Honeymoon room offers both space and privacy.
Each Budget room is for two, but for up to four guests – two linked bedrooms. Each room has a private en-suite shower and WC.
Overlooking the Kunene river, each site is equipped with a braai (boma) and a wash basin. Shared showers and WCs are located at the back of the campsite.
We were next to the fall which was magic. The natural environment as expected. Excellent service, friendly and accommodating staff, and good food. Beautiful birds. Super sunsets. well worth the rough roads that lead to Epupa. Koos is a go-getter.
Dining at Epupa Falls Lodge is rooted in local heritage and cultural diversity and has become an integral part of our sustainability journey. In Christa’s kitchen, with every recipe and every menu, our chefs are continually adding to the culinary story of northwest Namibia. Every taste is a reminder of Namibia’s rich culinary heritage, interpreted in a fresh, modern way. Creating a refined, seasonal dining experience in the middle of, well, nowhere – food that also has an authentic sense of place – requires resourcefulness, creativity and teamwork. Almost everything is made from scratch, while most fruits and veggies are from our gardens.