View from lodge deck out over riverView from lodge deck out over river

Serra Cafema

From: $467.00

Serra Cafema rests on the banks of the Kunene River and is one of the most remote camps in Southern Africa. This is the opportunity to disconnect, sit back and relax to the sound of the river. Explore one of the driest deserts in the world with fascinating interactions with the local Himba peoples.


Serra Cafema

Hartman’s Valley

Serra Cafema is one of the most remote lodges in Africa. Her position in the extreme North West of Namibia in the Hartman’s Valley overlooks Angola. The lodge is simply luxurious and is in stark contrast to the surroundings which are dry and desolate. To say the location is special is simply an understatement.

The camp is small making use of local materials where possible and lots of wood. The main area of the lodge is set on the banks of the river with sweeping views to both sides and the opposite bank. There is a sunken lounge area which is ideal for relaxing as well as a bar, library and curio shop. A plunge pool keeps the heat of the day at bay when necessary.

There are eight very well appointed rooms all raised on decks and made from thatch and canvas. The spacious rooms all have mosquito nets, en suite bathrooms and a private deck with seating. Glass doors can be opened to afford grand views of the river and Angola on the other side of the river.

This lodge has been designed to give guests the opportunity to explore an ecosystem of a very different kind. The activities on offer range across the landscape and reveal all sorts of vegetation and wildlife very seldom seen in other safari camps. Boating on the river is especially interesting for the vegetation and crocodiles that frequent the area. Birding is also rewarding for species of both countries.

The location on the banks of the river and the remote location make Serra Cafema a truly remarkable lodge in a unique location known for relaxation and solitude. Namibia is well known for her deserts and star studded skies, come and experience it for yourself.

Read our Country Information for travel to Namibia.

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Read the UNESCO report on the Namib Sand and Sea.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Windhoek (capital of Namibia) with either Air Namibia South African Airways or  British Airways.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will escort you to your light aircraft for the flight to Serra Cafema.

On arrival at the airstrip you will be met by your guide who will drive you to the lodge, a 60 minute game drive.

For assistance with flights, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your holiday is seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Laundry
  • Daily activities
  • Park fees
  • VAT
  • Local drinks
  • Airstrip transfers


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Local domestic flights to Serra Cafema
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments



  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Guided quad biking
  • Boating
  • Himba interaction
  • Star gazing
  • Back of house tour
  • Geology talks

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