Namibia is a country of rock and sand. A country of warm hospitality, and a cold and stormy ocean. The people of this Southern Africa country have sculpted their lives from the earth, which is evident in the way they decorate their homes. In this slideshow, Namibia travel expert Marinda Louw Coetzee provides a glimpse inside a selection of guesthouses and lodges throughout Namibia, and reveals some of the earthy details that can be found within.
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Welcome to remote Namtib Desert Lodge, where nature is right at home.
A curtain made from acacia seed pods at Namtib Desert Lodge.
A gecko on the bed in an eco-friendly tented unit at Desert Camp near Sossusvlei.
The stark beauty of the bedroom at Fish River Lodge in the south of Namibia.
Warthog teeth as coat hangers, at Aoba Lodge.
Onguma Bush Camp incorporates nature in its interior: carved monkey fruit in an organic-shaped wooden bowl.
Rustic style. A rough hessian rope is used as a tie-back at Desert Homestead Lodge.
Rust-coloured poufs in the open courtyard at Camp Kipwe.
Quiver tree trunks and a chipped clay jar in the bathroom of Fish River Lodge.
Quirky bathroom detail at Klein Aus Vista near Aus.
Photographs of the Namib Desert in distressed frames in the thatch roof lounge at Kulala Desert Lodge near Sossusvlei.
Simplicity in the outside shower at Hoodia Desert Lodge near Sossusvlei.
A light fitting made from natural materials at Etendeka Mountain Camp in the Grootberge.
A rustic wooden shelf in the stone-walled bathroom of Andersson’s Camp, near Etosha National Park.
A selection of antique enamel cups at Alte Kalköfen Lodge, between Lüderitz and Keetmanshoop.
A tree trunk becomes a side table at Onguma Bush Camp east of Etosha.
A wood-fired Dover stove heats up the dining room and reception area at Teufelskrallen Tented Lodge near Mariental.
Desert blowfish: A rustic mobile made with porcupine quills at the remote Namtib Desert Lodge in the Tiras Mountains.
Desert Homestead Lodge near Sossusvlei brings nature inside: a basket of stones decorate the communal lounge.
Dried fruit from the Monkey Apple tree is displayed in a carved wooden bowl at Camp Kiwpe near Twyfelfontein.
Irony at Sossusvlei Lodge: a huge wooden fish in the Namib desert.
Natural rock, a metal sculpture and a lime green wall forms a focsl point in the lounge in Swakopmund’s Desert Breeze Lodge.
Withered kudu horns at Onguma Etosha Aoba Lodge.
The ceiling of the breakfast room at Desert Breeze Lodge in Swakopmund is covered with a ‘collage’ of kelims.