House on the Hill  includes three self-catering stone cottages situated on the hill adjacent to the Marble Campsite of Orupembe Conservancy, in the far North Western Region of Kunene. This arid and remote environment presents many challenges, for the people who live there and those who visit. Nestled up on the hillside, this unique accommodation provides unexpected comfort for the weary traveler.

This establishment is a joint venture between the Orupembe Conservancy and local entrepreneur and artist, Trevor Nott. The joint venture contract was negotiated in 2009, whereby a percentage of turnover from all income is paid to the conservancy and contributes local management of the natural resources.

Trevor Nott is a well known entrepreneur within the Namibian community, having been involved in many projects with the development of tourism facilities for local communities within the conservancies. This is his first private venture with a community, allowing him to show his artistic styles in the design and decor of this establishment.

The main cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms, while the two additional self contained cottages sleep two in one bedroom. Solar heating provides hot water in the bathrooms and there are solar lighting systems in each cottage, making these all eco-friendly establishments. The cottages have bursts of orange and red colours emanating from the soft furnishings which accentuate the indigenous wood furniture, and have superlative views of the surrounding countryside from their commanding position on the hill. An ideal place to spend ones vacation.

The location of the establishments allow one to do day trips to both the Hartmann’s and Marienfluss Valleys, and access to the Kunene river. There is a variety of wildlife and birds, allowing one to enjoy nature in peace and harmony. For the more relaxed traveller, one can do scenic drives in the area or just relax at the house, where from the verandah and braai area you can enjoy the panoramic view of the valley. Visits to nearby Himba villages can be arranged with the local guides, allowing one to interact with local communities.