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Hohenstein Lodge

Erongo / Spitzkoppe - Namibia

Hohenstein is situated south-west of the Erongo Mountains at the foot of the massif, and it the closest Lodge to the famous Spitzkoppe Mountains. This area has one of the most impressive landscapes in the country, and the lodge is named after the highest mountain of the range, and is located at the foot of it. Namibia's Central Highlands are the traditional home to the Herero people.

There are spectacular views of both the (1,469m) Mount Kainachab and Hohenstein (2,319m) to its right. Both are situated across a wide valley, and are scattered with ancient Camelthorn trees.

Both the Camelthorn bar and outside dining areas have amazing views of the surrounding environment. There is something special about outdoor dining, whilst viewing game coming to the waterhole for a drink or to graze. Inside the main building, the restaurant has an inviting fireplace, where fine wining and dining can be enjoyed on those colder evenings.

The well-kept garden, runs right around the swimming pool, a great spot to either take a dip, or relax and unwind under the shady umbrella's and sun-loungers.

Accommodation is in a combination of 14 twin or single bungalows each with en-suite bathroom facilities, mosquito nets, mosquito gauze netting on the doors and windows, in-room safe and 220v sockets. They are well-furnished, with beautiful views of the region from the private verandah.

Traditional Damara houses have been built by some of the employee's, sited only a few hundred metres away from the lodges. The Damara's are very proud of their traditions, and will be only too glad to escort visitors to these dwellings, informing of their ancestors' way of life on the way!

As sections of the Haub River have permanent water, attracting animals to the area is not difficult. The Erongo Mountains are also renown as a superb bird watching area, and numerous species are attracted to the water points in front of the lodge's main area, a great incentive to unpack the binoculars and camera's!

The lodge offers a range of activities, including a night safari, sundowner drives to visit ancient Bushman and Damara paintings, and guided hikes to the 'boulder forest.' A visit to some small miner claims, where gemstones are sourced, is also a favourite. Experienced mountain climbers have been known to hike from the lodge, to the peak of Hohenstein in one day.

A small viewing platform close distance to the lodge offers a short walk in the early morning or late afternoon. Outstanding views of the riverbed to the mountain often yields sightings of antelope, wildebeest and at times giraffe.

Hohenstein Lodge are active members of the Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy, (EMNC) an organization that functions to protect the wealth of endemic and rare wildlife species, as well as the archaeological sites of the Erongo Mountain. They pride themselves on the creation of job opportunities, specifically in the area of tourism, for local people.

Hohenstein Lodge. A great base to explore the Spitzkoppe and Brandberg Mountains.

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  • Hohenstein Lodge: Mountains
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  • Hohenstein Lodge: Panoramic View Of Hohenstein Mountains
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Pool
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Walking Trail
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Room Interior
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Giraffe
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  • Hohenstein Lodge: Fireplace
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Hohenstein Mountains
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Exterior View
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  • Hohenstein Lodge: Explore On Foot
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Bathroom
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  • Hohenstein Lodge: One Of The Rooms
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Springbok Grazing
  • Hohenstein Lodge: Accommodation Exterior
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  • Hohenstein Lodge: Room Interior
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Sundowner Drive
a Sundowner drive through fascinating and varied landscape and vegetation to the Bushman and Damara paintings. The drive ends with drinks as the sun sets over the Hohenstein Mountain
Hiking
There are several hiking trails available that allow you to walk amongst the massive granite boulders of the Erongo Range
Climbing
Experienced mountain climbers will be able to cover the distance from the lodge to the peak of Hohenstein in one day. Next to it, experienced climbers have turned the side of the mountain into a climbing wall by installing hooks
Small miners Tour
Guests at Hohenstein Lodge enjoy visiting the mineral miners at the mountain. You will be accompanied by a guide to see how the miners dig for tourmaline, aquamarine and other gemstones. Afterwards you can visit their camp. A 30min documentary was made on this subject which is shown at the lodge on request.
Rock art
New rock paintings were discovered at Hohenstein Mountain. Guests can hike on well-maintained trails to view these treasures.
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Directions to the lodge

Take the B2 to Usakos, the Hohenstein Lodge turning D1935 is in Usakos. The lodge is a further 28km along this road, follow the signs

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