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Solitaire Guest Farm

Solitaire - Namibia

Solitaire Guest Farm is situated near Solitaire, some 83kms from Sesriem, the entrance to Sossusvlei. Solitaire itself, is a small settlement in central Namibia, near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It currently features the only petrol station, post office, and general dealer between the dunes at Sossusvlei and the coast at Walvis Bay.

The gate to Solitaire Guest Farm farm is only 500m from the gas station. It is also an ideal base to explore the Naukluft Mountains.

The name Solitaire was chosen because it can mean a single set diamond and solitude or loneliness. It was originally named Areb after the nearby river. It was renamed by the wife of the original homesteader, Willem Christoffel van Coller, who purchased the farm in 1948. Combined, these two meanings create the definition of being unique, or a one-of-a-kind and a precious, but solitary place.

For most of the year Solitaire is the proverbial one horse town, but during the tourist season it becomes very busy, with visitors heading to the dunes from either Swakopmund or Windhoek passing through. One of Namibia’s finest experiences is visiting the famous Dunes of Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, the Naukluft Mountains and Spreetshoogte Pass.

The Guest Farm has been converted from the original farmhouse and guests can enjoy a sundowner and the beautiful desert sunset whilst watching wildlife at their illuminated watering hole.

All the rooms at Solitaire Guest Farm have air-conditioning and in addition:

  • Single / Double Rooms: The African themed rooms are located in the original 1950's farmhouse. They are all tastefully decorated with spacious bathrooms, a ceiling fan and comfortable chairs.
  • Family Rooms: Large Family Rooms are similar to the Double Rooms and can sleep 2 adults and 1/2 children. They are also located in the farmhouse.
  • Thatched House: The spacious Thatched House is located at the base of the mountains and provides privacy and comfort for families or groups of up to 6 who wish to self-cater. It has 2 en-suite bedrooms both with a double and a single bed, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Relax in a stylish and comfortable lounge or step outside onto the verandah and enjoy a desert sunset as you braai. Bedding, towels and linen are included.

Meals are cooked in the farm kitchen and are based on typical Namibian farm cuisine, and can be served in thatched lapa if desired.

This cozy, private guest farm has tame springbok, meerkats, dogs, cats, and a variety of birdlife. There are numerous hiking trails, nature and night drives in which oryx, kudu, springbok, Mountain Zebra, bat-eared foxes, cheetah, leopard, and smaller animals, can be viewed.

Enjoy a sundowner and an incredible African sunset on the nearby Sunset Hill, or just relax one of the two swimming pools, with stunning views over the Namib Desert. Watch game on one of the farm's night drives or visit the 'miraculous mountain' that looks like a human skull!

Day trips to Sossusvlei / Sesriem Canyon , the Naukluft Mountains and the three passes, Spreetshoogte, Remhoogte and Gamsberg, can also be organized from Solitaire Guest Farm.

There is a nearby air-strip where transfers to and from the lodge can be organized.

Solitaire Guest Farm is an HAN Silver Award of excellence winner.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Sunset
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Central Pool
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Cheetah
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Inside Lapa
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Twin Room Interior
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Outside Lapa Area
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Cheetah Tracking
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Entrance Gate
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Double Room
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Hiking Trail
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Twin Room
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Bathroom
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Self Catering House Exterior
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Family Room
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Campsite Scenery
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Dining Area Of Self Catering House
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Kitchen In Self Catering House
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Second Pool
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Self Catering House Triple Room
  • Solitaire Guest Farm: Suricat Family
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activities at the lodge
Sunset drive
this 2 hour drive and will take you through beautiful terrain, from Namib plains to mountain areas. Your guide will also point out interesting rock formations, plants of the desert and will take you for the sunset to an amazing point with an incredible view over the Namib Desert.
Night Drive
starts after dinner in an open game viewing vehicle you are taken around Solitaire Farm trying to spot nocturnal game and birds with a spotlight.
Hiking Trails
There are a variety of trails available ranging in length from 2-10 hours
activities in the area

Ballooning over Sossusvlei

Drift over the dune fields at Sossusvlei and enjoy a champagne breakfast wherever the wind takes you

Scenic Flights

light aircraft regularly depart on scenic flights over Sossusvlei and its surroundings

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Directions to the lodge

Solitaire Guest Farm is situated just east of Solitaire. Turn east off the C14 opposite the junction with the C19.

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Solitaire Guest Farm

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Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve

Explore the spectacular desert around this property or use it as a base to visit Sossusvlei.

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