Spitzkoppen Lodge, Spitzkoppe Road D1918 Spitzkoppe
The stylish, private accommodation consists of 15 generously spaced tastefully furnished chalets, each with private bathroom and covered outside viewing deck. The Lodge accommodates maximum 30 guests and two guide rooms. Window openings are equipped with gauze and the beds with mosquito netting.
The 15 chalets and the public areas to be split in two to minimise visual impact and creating an easterly view (sunrise) for the Chalets and a westerly view (sunset) for the Dining area. This also prevents the western late afternoon sun to heat up the Chalets taking into account that 90% of the time the ambient temperature is above 18°C. The elevated floor with open jointed decking enables cool air from underneath to filter through the room and escape through the two layered roof construction. Neither air conditioning, nor heating is possible due to the limited power supply. The use of vast areas of solar panels as well as an overhead power supply line was unacceptable due to the negative visual impact. The 5,5km underground cable supply from the national grid is however the limiting factor again due to distance and feasibility.
per adult person sharing, breakfast and dinner included