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Epako Game Lodge

Lodges in central Namibia

Epako Safari Lodge is located in a 11,000ha private reserve, near the town of Omaruru in Namibia. Set in a beautiful mountainous region on the outskirts of the renowned Damaraland, it is conveniently placed midway between Windhoek, Swakopmund and the Etosha National Park. In 2013 the lodge was completely remodelled to a very high level of comfort and luxury, offering guests an exclusive and very upmarket wildlife destination.

Epako is a Herero word meaning 'the corner in a mountain range,' as the lodge nestles against a hillside overlooking the Epako River. It is surrounded by dense African bush and is home to a wide variety of mammals and birdlife which visit a number of nearby waterholes frequently. Therefore your wildlife and photographic opportunities are enhanced.

Amenities at Epako Safari Lodge include a dining room that overlooks a spotlit waterhole, bar and lounge with satellite TV, swimming pool, Internet facilities, tennis courts, souvenir shop, table-tennis and a small aviary. The large gardens are connected with walkways.

Meals can be served in either the inside or outside dining areas. Epakos' chefs will prepare a combination of Namibian and French cuisine, complemented with a range of specially selected South African wines. Special dietary requirements can be met on request.

The Conference Centre is separate from the main lodge, with spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas. Not only is it the perfect venue for conferences, but Epako can organize special events, such as weddings, business or private family functions.

Accommodation is in a combination of 10 rooms - all have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mini-bar, satellite TV system, mosquito nets, tea/coffee station, telephone and garden or bush views from your private terrace.

  • Waterhole Suite: The enormous Waterhole Suite (200m2) comes with facilities similar to the other suites/rooms with the addition of a fully equipped bathroom, free standing bathtub and both separate indoor and outdoor shower. Stretch out on the king-size bed which sleeps 2 adults and relax outside in the private lounge which affords both waterhole and river views.
  • River Suite: In addition to the amenities of the other rooms, the River Suite (150m2) is fitted with a king-sized bed for 2 adults. The bathroom has a separate shower, free standing bathtub and an outdoor shower. Unwind out-of-doors on the private lounge complete with river views.
  • Loft Suite: The Loft Suite (95m2) is fitted with similar facilities to the other rooms with either a king-sized or 2 twin beds depending on your preference. Guests (max 2) who prefer a river view should stay here enjoyed from the comfort of a private outdoor terrace.
  • Junior Suite: The Junior Suite (80m2) sleeps 2 adults and is equipped with a bathroom comprising of a free standing bathtub and separate shower and facilities that mirror the other suites. Overnight in either a king-sized or 2 twin beds. Appreciate the river views from private outdoor seating.
  • Deluxe Room: Each of the 6 Deluxe Rooms (from 60 to 75m2) are fitted with the standard facilities of the other rooms, sleeping 2 adults on either 2 x twin beds or a king-sized bed. Every room has a fully equipped bathroom with separate shower, double washbasin and toilet. Step outside to a private outdoor seating area with either waterhole or river views.

Activities include morning and afternoon safari game drives, scheduled cheetah feeding, hiking trails, a visit to San paintings and engravings and information and trips to interesting geological formations. Sundowner drives with breathtaking views of Brandberg and Spitzkoppe, can also be organized on request.

Wildlife sightings at the lodge or on a game drive or hike can include cheetah, leopard, giraffe, elephant, rhino, zebra, springbok, blesbok, waterbuck, impala, warthog eland, oryx, kudu and wildebeest. The farm is also home to numerous bird species, such as the yellow billed hornbill and the colourful lilac breasted roller. At least 170 other varieties have been spotted in and around the lodge.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Epako Game Ranch: Communal Area
  • Epako Game Ranch: Cheetah
  • Epako Game Ranch: Waterhole Suite Bedroom
  • Epako Game Ranch: Terrace Looking Out On To The Waterhole
  • Epako Game Ranch: Waterhole Suite
  • Epako Game Ranch: Waterhole Suite Lounge
  • Epako Game Ranch: Pool
  • Epako Game Ranch: Lounge
  • Epako Game Ranch: Rhino
  • Epako Game Ranch: Loft Suite
  • Epako Game Ranch: River Suite
  • Epako Game Ranch: River Suite Bedroom And Bathroom
  • Epako Game Ranch: Zebra
  • Epako Game Ranch: Deluxe Room
  • Epako Game Ranch: Inside Dining Area
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Game Drives
Guides specialising in game, birds, fauna and flora, geological formations lead you on a three hour game dive.
Morning: 8h00 or 8h30 - Enjoy the morning looking out for animals and visiting the vivid Bushman paintings and Engravings at the back of the farm.
Afternoon: 3h30 or 4h30 - Experience Cheetah and Caracal feeding, spot the white Rhinos, look for animals in the riverbed and finally enjoy a sundowner on one of Epako's mountains.
Hiking Trails
For guests staying a minimum of 2 nights get close to nature with a hiking trail on top of the mountains led by our well-trained Herero Field Guides. The walk is about 7 kilometres and well-worth it with fabulous views over the African bush and a brunch of top of the mountain. Bushman paintings & Engravings:
Bushamn Art
Epako Game Lodge is fortunate to have both Bushman paintings and Engravings within its boundaries. Based on other sites in the area, the age of the Engravings can be assumed to be between 800 and 3000 years old and the paintings to be at least 1000 years old. Learn more about the San (Bushmen).
Interesting Rock Formations
At various places at Epako the rocks have striped, snakelike and wavelike formations caused by geological action. The region is characterised by layers of harder and softer rock. Pressurised over time these layers have folded into interesting shapes, which when exposed to the atmosphere have eroded differentially forming these interesting patterns.
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Directions to the lodge

Epako Lodge is situated 22km north east of Omaruru on the C33.

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