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Hobatere Lodge

Lodges near Etosha National Park

Hobatere Lodge is set in a 32,000ha concession area 65km north of Kamanjab, only 1km past the Galton Gate (Otjovasandu) entrance to Etosha Park. This is an ideal stopover for a couple of days for individual travellers, families and self-drive tourists on their way to Namibia's major tourist attraction, especially those heading to Dolomite Camp. Palmwag is to the west and to the north Opuwo, the gateway to the solace, beauty and wonders of Kaokoland.

Once considered the jewel in Namibia's lodge crown before closing and falling into disrepair Hobatere Lodge was reopened in 2015. Now owned by the local members of the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy. It is managed by the same people that manage the very popular Fish River Lodge & Grootberg Lodge.

Etosha Park teems with wildlife and is home to large varieties of mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians. A network of gravel roads lead you to nearly 60 waterholes many close to or not far from the main feature of the park, Etosha Pan. The best months for game viewing tend to be in the drier, winter months from May to September, although the wet, hot summer months from October to April also offer it's own wildlife excitement and attractions.

At Hobatere Lodge the main building has a restaurant, bar, lounge and a curio shop. Guests can relax and unwind around the swimming pool. Set around 300m from the pool is the waterhole where elephant, antelope and birds visit.

Accommodation is in:

  • Chalets: These thatched units have an en-suite bathrooms, twin beds and mosquito nets.
  • Rooms: Individual thatched rooms are set outside with similar facilities to the Chalets.
  • Family Chalets: 2 thatched Family Chalets also have similar facilities and amenities to the Chalets and Rooms.

The area is home to a wide selection of Namibia's wildlife and you can expect to see lion, elephant, giraffe, eland and Hartmann's zebra. Nocturnal creatures include aardvark, Cape fox, bat-eared fox, genet and aardwolf. Game viewing is conducted in open-sided safari vehicles in the company of experienced rangers and guides.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Hobatere Lodge: Rooms
  • Hobatere Lodge: Shaded Terrace Area
  • Hobatere Lodge: Pool
  • Hobatere Lodge: Dining Area
  • Hobatere Lodge: Room Interior
  • Hobatere Lodge: Accommodation Exterior
  • Hobatere Lodge: Twin Room
  • Hobatere Lodge: Lodge Exterior
  • Hobatere Lodge: Breakfast Table
  • Hobatere Lodge: Lounge Area
  • Hobatere Lodge: Main Lodge Building
  • Hobatere Lodge: View Of Pool
  • Hobatere Lodge: Lion
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Game drives
Early morning and night drives around the concession can be organized. Both are excellent game viewing periods.
Day trips into Etosha National Park
If you don’t feel like driving yourself and want to relax in a game viewer to just absorb one of the most beautiful game parks in Southern Africa through your camera lenses, you can join the full day Etosha drive.
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Directions to the lodge

Hobatere Lodge is situated 65km north of Kamanjab on the C35. The entrance to the lodge is only a kilometer north of the Galton Gate entrance into Etosha Park

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Anderssons Camp

A mid market lodge, situated on the Ongava Private Reserve, very close to the main, Andersson, entrance to Etosha Park

Dolomite Camp

On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park

Eagle Tented Camp

Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp

Epacha Game Lodge and Spa

Traditional slightly formal up-market lodge. Situated on same property as Eagle Tented Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Only 10km's from the park, Etosha Safari Camp offers good quality budget accommodation

Etosha Safari Lodge

Within 10km of the Etosha entrance this mid-range lodge offers an ideal base from which to explore the park

Etosha Village

40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant

Etotongwe Lodge

Etotongwe Lodge is situated in the northern Namibian town of Outjo. This is 94kms south of the world-famous Etosha NP. Stopover here on your way to explore the country's most visited tourist attraction.


One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole

Hobatere Lodge

On the far western edge of the park, just outside the Galton Gate, this is an excellent location to explore Etosha, Damaraland and the remote Kaokoland area

Little Ongava

Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park

Mondjila Safari Camp

Value for money self drive option situated 32km from the park

Mopane Village Etosha

Accommodation in permanently erected tents, 14km south of the park


Extremely popular and busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay

Olifantsrus Campsite

A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole

Ongava Lodge

Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park

Ongava Tented Camp

On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience

Toshari Lodge

Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.

Vreugde Guest Farm

This small family owned and managed guest farm is situated in easy driving distance of Etosha. The tranquil gardens and homely atmosphere make for a relaxed stay far from the crowds of the more commercial lodges

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