About Us

Kaoko Mopane Lodge

The family

The Schoeman family fell in love with Mopane Camp over 15 years ago. After over a decade, they finally had the chance to make their dream come true and jumped at it.

Kaoko Mopane is a haven for the Schoemans, a serene escape surrounded by wild grasses, mopane trees and distant mountains. The fantastic assortment of bird calls and the rustle of leaves in the wind add to the urge to indulge in the calm of nature. This is where they recharge, fill up and are rejuvenated.  


self sustainability at the lodge
Kaoko Mopane twilight
himba woman in kaokoland

Self Sustainability

The Schoeman’s dream was to turn Kaoko Mopane into a self-sustainable establishment, growing their fruit and veggies with plenty of chickens to supply their free-range eggs for breakfast. 

The lodge is not self-sustainable because it is cool and hip. The traditional people in Kaokoland, the Himba, have lived their traditional lives for decades without all the gadgets and assistance we have today. It is to them that we look for inspiration when it comes to being self-sustainable, but it is also the Himba people that we need to support, and it is here that we need your help.

Pool at the lodge near Opuwo
the kaoko mopane bar
lodge garden


By staying at Kaoko Mopane Lodge & Campsite, you donate a small fee, that we call Conservancy Fees, that goes a long way to assist the Himba in making a livelihood in today’s challenging world.

The garden at the lodge
lightning storm near kaoko mopane campsite