Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Okaukuejo Rest Camp provides comfortable lodging for weary travellers and is famous for its popular waterhole in Etosha National Park.

About Okaukuejo Rest Camp

Near the public southern entrance of Etosha National Park, Okaukuejo Rest Camp officially opened its doors to visitors in 1957. It was completely refurbished in 2007 and now provides much more comfortable accommodation for weary travellers. It also doubles as the administrative hub for the park, and home to the Etosha Ecological Institute.

The main attraction of the camp is its very popular waterhole which attracts a variety of wildlife throughout the day and night (luckily it’s floodlit!), and sometimes it is possible to see rhino, elephant and lion drinking at the same time.


lodge details


A large camp in a great location.


Just a few kilometres from the southern gate to Etosha National Park, Andersson’s Gate.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 104 chalets in 6 different types, all with tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge. Double Rooms have an en-suite bathroom, Bush Chalets have a bedroom, bathroom and lounge area and the Waterhole Chalets are comfortable rooms with en-suite facilities and views to the waterhole. There are also Family Chalets with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a barbecue area and Premier Waterhole Chalets with a balcony overlooking the waterhole with two bedrooms. Camping is the sixth option and there are 37 plots, all of which have access to showers and toilets, as well as communal kitchens and barbecue areas.

In the main area there is a bar, shop, swimming pool and kiosk.


There is a restaurant and you will need to book your preference for either half or full board whilst you are there. Some chalets are self-catering, as are the camp sites.


A majority of visitors here are on self drive safaris and Etosha is set up for just that, so you explore the park without a guide. The floodlit waterhole is a fantastic wildlife watching experience in itself and there is also a nature walk possible within the camp. It is possible to organise guided game drives through the park authorities.

Child Policy

Children are welcome. Children under 6 are not allowed on game drives.

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