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White House Guest Farm

Grunau - Namibia

This beautiful house, built between 1912 and 1915, is situated on a 15,000 hectare sheep farm in the far south of Namibia. The White House Guest Farm is situated 125km from the Ai-Ais Hot-Springs, and 115Km from the Fish River Canyon. It is often used as a base to make a day-trip to one or either of these two places.

The lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and braai packs are available for self-caterers. Wood and a grid are also available. Self-catering is welcomed but they are well-known for their delicious home-cooked meals. The White House's main claim to fame is 'The best lamb in the world.'

Power is from a mains supply (220v), so travellers have the opportunity to charge up their electrical appliances, before disappearing into the desert, on the river or into the bush.

Overnight in main house accommodation or in outside chalets:

  • Double Rooms: 5 Double Rooms are in the main building. 4 of them have a double bed and 2 single beds. The other, a small room, has 2 single beds. All rooms are equipped with a fan and a heater, own bathroom, well-stocked mini-bar and fridge, bedding, towels, cutlery, toaster, kettle, tea/coffee station.
  • Chalets: 2 outside chalets have a double bed and 2 bunk-beds. The other chalet has 2 single beds. The facilities are similar to the rooms in the main building.

Activities include game drives, (see springbok and gemsbok close up) and bird watching. (There are over 50 different species flying around here.)

Lithops grow here in the very dry desert climate. Their stems are buried in the stony dry earth and only the tips are visible. Most Lithops have intricately patterned tips to the leaves, which make them look like stones. 'Living stones' is the common name for Lithops.

Lovers of semi-precious stones should visit the Rose-Quartz Mine.

The White House is an affordable, convenient, halfway stopover between Cape Town and Windhoek.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • White House: Main Building
  • White House: Pool
  • White House: Reception
  • White House: Surroundings
  • White House: Unit 1 Interior
  • White House: Unit 1 Patio
  • White House: Unit 6
  • White House: Unit 6 Interior
  • White House: Unit 7 Interior (2)
  • White House: Unit 7 Interior
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Bird Viewing
For bird lovers there are 50 plus different species. Watch these near drinking place or in the open veldt
Night Drive
Take our night drive to see the nocturnal animals of the area
Lithops and other succulents
Lithops grow in very dry desert areas with the stems buried in the stony dry earth and only the tips of the stems are visible. Most Lithops have intricately patterned tips to the leaves which make them look like stones, this why they have the common name of living stones. The White House Guest Farm has the "Mickberg-gensis" which is a sub species of the Karas Montana.
Game Drive
See Springbok and Gemsbok close up
Rose-Quartz mine
If you are interested in semi-precious stones then you must visit the Rose-Quartz mine
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Directions to the lodge

The White House Guest House is situated 11km north of Grunau on the B1

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