Overlooking the Gaub Valley from the veranda of Namib's Valley of a Thousand Hills lodge.

Welcome to
Namib's Valley of a Thousand Hills

Crafting Tranquil Escapes in the Heart of Namibia

Nestled on elevated ground overlooking the Gaub Valley, Namib's Valley of a Thousand Hills emerges as a haven where nature's embrace meets the charm of Namibia. Our story begins with a passion for creating tranquil escapes in the heart of this mesmerizing landscape.

We take great pride in offering Namib's Valley Lodge as the ideal stopover for travellers between Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Sossusvlei. Our lodge is a shining example of sustainable living amid the Namib Desert's remarkable beauty, providing more than just accommodation - a unique and eco-friendly experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Our accommodations, including rustic bungalows and family-friendly options, seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings. The main lodge, with its fully functioning restaurant, bar, infinity pool, and lounge, becomes a hub for relaxation after days of exploration.

Namib's Valley is committed to responsible tourism, sourcing electricity sustainably, supporting local markets for fresh vegetables, and enhancing the authenticity of your dining experience. Consider us a place to rest and a unique chapter in your Namibian adventure, where tranquillity meets the allure of the Namib Desert.

Dear Elise, thank you for the warm welcome and the great chalet; it was perfect for us. The breathtaking view into the distance brings a smile to our souls. Thanks for the delicious food and the excellent service from the crew. We enjoyed the 5 days to the fullest and will return to this heavenly place.

Norbert & Andrea - 02/12/2023

A heard of mountain zebra departing for the valley in search of grazing.

Crafted with Passion,
a Reflection of Character

A tale of resiliance and passion that resulted in the creation of this visual oasis

The lodge during the building process.

Amidst the arid plains of Namibia, where the scorching sun and rugged terrain tell tales of survival, Jan and Christine Ackerman's journey emerged from necessity. Driven by a severe drought, the duo left their southern farm, seeking greener pastures for their livestock. The quest led them to a valley oasis in the Namib, its floor occasionally adorned with life-sustaining grass.

Navigating this harsh landscape took a lot of work. From leopards to hyenas, predators constantly threatened their livestock, unaccustomed to eluding such dangers. Jan spent countless hours in the wilderness to protect them, forging an unbreakable bond with the untamed land. During one of these vigilant outings, atop a mountain adorned with breathtaking vistas, Jan envisioned more than just a shelter. A rustic house emerged in his dreams, nestled amid the lofty views—a sanctuary from the temporary respite of a caravan, their abode while caring for the livestock.

The dedication behind the building of Namib's Valley of a Thousand Hills

With unwavering determination, Jan started with one unit. A testament to his vision, it stood proudly amidst the surreal landscape. As friends sought to experience the unique charm, the haven expanded, evolving into the lodge that welcomes all eager to explore this visual oasis.

Yet, building amidst the rocky expanse came with challenges. Roads, rudimentary at first, etched their way through unforgiving terrain. With the aid of an old 4x4 vehicle, Jan embarked on countless journeys, transporting every element needed for construction. From logs to timber, all materials, except the abundant rocks, were sourced from areas with a surplus, a conscious effort to preserve the limited trees in the vicinity.

The lodge grew organically, each rock and log meticulously chosen, adding character to the evolving landscape. Today, Namib's Valley of a Thousand Hills is an invitation to venture into a surreal realm. Jan and Christine, fueled by passion, invite all to share in the tranquillity and marvel at a haven crafted with enduring spirit amidst the stunning Namibian wilderness.

The construction of the pool at Namib's Valley of a Thousand Hills
A rocky outcrop in the layered vistas surrounding the valley

Meet the Team
of Namib's Valley of a thousand hills

Dedicated Individuals Crafting Unforgettable Experiences

Jan & Christine Ackerman

Jan & Christine Ackerman


Meet Jan and Christine Ackerman, sheep farmers turned owners of Namib's Valley of a Thousand Hills. This holiday retreat, born from passion, transforms rugged landscapes into visual masterpieces. Immerse yourself in the unique beauty of the ancient Gaub Formation, as every detail echoes their enduring dedication to this captivating desert escape.

Elize Beyleveld

Elize Beyleveld

Lodge Manager

Meet Elize Beyleveld, a proud native of Namibia's south, Keetmanshoop. Since December 2016, she has dedicated her expertise to Namib's Valley Lodge, excelling as the manager. Elize seamlessly handles bar operations, admin tasks, and purchases and orchestrates unforgettable sundowner tours. Passionate, she personifies Namibian hospitality.

Gerta Juman

Gerta Juman

Head Chef

Meet Gerta Juman, our culinary virtuoso from Dordabis in the Khomas region. At 38, she brings a Nama spirit to Namib Valley in October 2019. Gerta leads as the head chef and lends her touch to housekeeping. Her love for this place is reflected in her joy in work and life here.

Bryan Mbanga

Bryan Mbanga

Maintenance Manager

Meet Bryan Mbango, our skilled maintenance maestro from the Zambezi region in Namibia. Born in Katima Mulilo 44 years ago, Bryan has been integral to Namib Valley since June 2020. His love for the area resonates in the meticulous care he invests in his maintenance work.

Riana van Wyk

Riana van Wyk


Meet Riana van Wyk, our vibrant assistant chef and housekeeping enthusiast. Born in Rehoboth, Namibia, in February 2003, Riana, at 20, brings youthful energy and passion to Namib's Valley since joining in June 2023.

Immanuel Skrwer

Immanuel Skrywer


Meet Immanuel, the heart behind our bar experience. Born in Gobabis in September 2000 and residing in Hocichanas, Namibia, Immanuel has been shaping memorable moments at Namib Valley since June 2022 as the charismatic bar maestro.

A double-banded Sandgrouse on the valley plains.