Visitors travelling to the north of Namibia who wish to stay in peaceful surroundings in style and comfort should overnight at Bush Pillow Guest House. Set in the cheetah capital of the world, Otjiwarongo, it is conveniently located to use as a base for visiting the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), the AfriCat Foundation, Etosha Game Park and the Waterberg Plateau.
Facilities here are excellent and will suit the corporate community, families and those on a self drive safari around Namibia. Guests can use the braai area, order a refreshing drink from the bar and take a dip in the swimming pool set underneath palm trees. Enjoy a read in the large private library and keep warm around the inviting fireplace on those cold winter nights. Other services include fax and Internet access, babysitting, laundry, secure parking and an airport shuttle. Pets are permitted by prior arrangement.
The conference centre can cater for groups of between 25-75 people. It offers a complete range of services, inclusive of telephone conferencing, video projectors and multi media equipment.
The Maxamesi Dining Room offers meals (lunch & dinner need to be requested in advance) not often found on general menus, all complemented by fine wines from the bar. This is a very peaceful place, with a lovely garden to sit in, and the service is friendly and customer focused.
Accommodation is in 7 spacious, comfortable and individually decorated bedrooms. Enjoy a good nights sleep in quality bedding. There are:
Double Rooms: 4 of the double rooms have 2 single beds and 1 room has a double bed. They all have en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV (Mnet), a fan and a tea/coffee station.
Family Room: There is 1 family room with a double bed and 2 single beds, sleeping up to 4 persons. The facilities are similar to the double rooms and a passage way leads to the bathroom with bath and shower.
Activities on offer are bird walks, game drives, sundowners on Namibia's own Ayers Rock, swimming or historic town tours. There is a narrow gauge steam locomotive, telecommunications museum, and a theatre nearby.
Trips to a crocodile ranch and a cheetah conservation project (the highlight of many a holiday in Namibia) can also be arranged.
English, Dutch, German and Afrikaans are spoken here.
Cheetah Conservation: Self-drive day trips to learn of cheetah conservation and rehabilitation can be organized from here.
Gamkarab Caves: There are some fascinating rock formations and un spoilt underground water on a self-drive tour on a farm not far from Outjo.
Crocodile Ranch: A short self-drive to the eastern limits of Otjiwarongo for a closer than usual look at the inmates on the local croc farm.
A small private safari lodge north of Otjiwarongo.
Lodging located on the property used by the Heetah Conservation Fund, this is an excellent option if you want to learn about cheetah conservation.
Mid-sized hotel in Otjiwarongo offering both lodge & hotel style accommodation. All the usual facilities including a pool, air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant.
Self catering units on a large, well stocked, private game reserve.
A large, well stocked, privately owned game reserve. Excellent for sightings of wild dogs and other endangered species.
rans Indongo Lodge is situated only 43 km from Otjiwarongo on the road from/to Otavi.
Situated to the north of the Waterberg Plateau (which is unusual as most lodges are toward the south) this highly recommenced lodge offers spacious comfortable rooms and plenty of activities.
One of the oldest lodges in Namibia, Mount Etjo has seen several historic events including the signing of an agreement pivotal to Namibia gaining independence. Still offers good quality accommodation and game drives.
Without a doubt one of the best lodges in Namibia, add leopard and cheetah viewing to stunning accommodation and well prepared meals and this place is a complete winner.
A private two bed room suite, comes complete with own swimming pool, lounge and kitchen. Private chef and meals can be arranged or guests can visit Bush Camp.
The 'entry level' camp at Okonjima offers all the same great cats experiences as the other lodges in the portfolio. A one of a type not to be missed Namibian experience.
Large private complex, includes all modern luxuries. Enjoyed by international movie stars and corporate moguls - but available to any group wanting to stay!
A variety of accommodation options - ranging from large self-catering villas to double rooms. Just a few kilometers south of Otjiwarongo.
A large game farm which numbers the rare White Rhino amongst its species.
Small 8 room guest farm with an emphasis on conserving the natural eco-systems
The NWR run camp situated on the slopes of the plateau. Fairly standard and slightly overpriced accommodation, the old police station which has been converted to a restaurant is a scenic (if not taste) highlight.
Excellent choice for walking and visiting the highlights of the area
On the same property aw the Waterberg Wilderness Lodge but situated higher up the mountain offering excellent views.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Nicely designed spacious rooms with a cosy garden with swimming pool. Highly recommended place to stay.
Very good welcome; the owner(Neville)is a very special person !he provided us a lot of information (also historical)and suggestions
On reflection we would have stayed in Waterburg for the night instead and visited Africat instead of CCF, however this in no way reflects on Bush Pillow which was a very pleasant place to stay
Hotel style accommodation, very nice, well organised. We got the impression from the vouchers that there was a restaurant on site, but when we arrived, evening meals are only available if booked in advance (when/if offered).
If arriving from Windhoek turn left before the Caltex petrol Station after entering the Otjiwarongo, follow Sonn road and you'll the lodge on the corner of Sonn road and Hoog street. Bush Pillow Guest House is opposite the sports grounds Entering Otjiwarongo from the north (Otavi & Tsumeb) turn right at the Caltex garage into Sonn road, the guest house is on the corner of Sonn road and Hoog street Bush Pillow is opposite the sports grounds Entering from Outjo & Omaruru turn right at into Sonn road (which is the 2nd street to your right as you enter Otjiwarongo) Bush Pillow is 300m up the road on the corner of Sonn road and Hoog streetDownload Map
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