Situated at the top of the Namseb Plateau (near the town of Maltahohe) and nestled among the golden grass of the Namibian savannah, Namseb Lodge offers guest a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Namseb is perfect for nature lovers looking for a tranquil break on their Namibian holiday.
The lodge and Farm are run by Aileen and Guido von Wietersheim. Guido is a born and bred Namibian, who grew up in a farming community while Aileen, originally from Germany, has lived in Namibia since 2009.
The lodge consists of a main building, 16 double rooms, 5 chalets with a centrally set pool. The main building, guest rooms and the chalets are all close to each other. The main building includes a restaurant, lounge, a bar area and a souvenir and wine corner. Free WiF internet is also available in this main area.
Guest can choose between bed and breakfast, and self-catering accommodation. A delicious buffet breakfast is served daily and the variety of dishes will cater to every palate. A light lunch and a three-course dinner are provided at an additional cost for bed & breakfast bookings. Traditional braais and potjies are available on request and can be enjoyed on the grassy plains while appreciating the beautiful African sunset. Spend lazy afternoons relaxing beside the swimming pool while enjoying nature.
Accommodation at Namseb lodge is in:
- Double Rooms: 16 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms provide a rustic and rural ambiance. All rooms have a small patio in front of the room, mosquito nets, fly screens and a fan. The rooms are built from the famous Namseb 'Plattklippen' (flat stones), which you can find almost everywhere on the farm.
- Self- catering chalets: include a little kitchenette equipped with cutlery, crockery, kettle, fridge etc. Each chalet has its own fireplace next to the patio. Guests can also book pre-book a braai package which includes wood, a bottle of red wine, a variety of meat and salads. Each chalet can accommodate 2-6 people and is simply decorated reflecting the rural atmosphere.
Sundowner nature drives on the private game reserve provide exclusive game-viewing opportunities, while hiking trails are ideal for a chance encounter with a kudu or a giraffe. The 12 000 ha farm boasts a variety of animals from giraffe, eland, wildebeest, springbok, kudu, oryx, zebra, and warthog. About 10,000 ha are for the game while the remaining 2,000 ha are used for cattle farming.
There are also ostriches on the farm, one of which is tame and is a regular visitor to the lodge.
- Nature & Sunset Drive
- this is a highlight at the Namseb Lodge. About two hours before sunset you head into the savannah with an off-road vehicle. On the way to the sundowner stop your host, Guido, will talk about fauna and flora at Namseb. Each tour is different and brings new experiences and surprises. With a glass of gin-tonic in hand guests will experience an unforgettable sundowner with a perfect view.
- Bird & game viewing
- several hides located around the farm offer a chance to spot some game or birds
- The Plateau Hiking Trail
- marked by a giraffe symbol, which you will find on stones along the way. The trail is approx. 5 km long and leads first to a waterhole, then along the plateau and finally down into a river bed. Keep your eyes open, there is often small game to be seen
- The Big Farm Hike
- this trail is marked by an oryx and is approx. 8 km long. Heading onto the plateau opposite the lodge and through a riverbed. It is possible to extend the hike a further kilometer by joining the end of the Plateau Hike
From Windhoek: Take the road B1 south through Rehoboth and Kalkrand to Marienthal. In Mariental turn on C19 and continue to Maltahohe. Continue straight along the main road when you enter Maltahohe. At the crossroad right outside Maltahohe, please drive straight into the farm road and followthe signs to Namseb Lodge. After about 15km you pass the farmhouse. From here you continue another 2km before reaching the Lodge.
From Solitaire/ Helmeringhausen: Take the road C14 to Maltahohe. When you reach the intersection to Maltahohe (C19) you either turn left (coming from Helmeringhausen) or right (coming from Solitaire) and follow the signs to the Namseb Lodge. After about 15km you pass the farmhouse. From here you continue another 2km before reaching the Lodge.
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