Etusis lodge

Etusis Lodge is situated in a 12,000ha nature reserve of the same name. Many stopover here on the way from Windhoek to Swakopmund. The staff are friendly and helpful, complemented by tasty and enjoyable meals.

There is a wide variety of Namibian animals, plants and minerals to be observed and photographed here. The adventurous can take riding lessons and the more experienced can canter in the river bed. Scenic walks, fantastic geological features and stunning birdlife add to your Etusis Lodge experience.

Both sides of the farm house have a terrace; ideal spots to read, or to simply admire the marvelous views of the Kudu Mountains, Coma Highlands and the Otjipatera mountain massif to the north. Meals can be enjoyed in the restaurant or on the lodge terrace and as you might expect from a lodge in a farm setting much of the food at Etusis is home grown. Meat & dairy is sourced from the farms own cows while game is provided by a neighbouring game farm, vegetables are grown on the property and fresh bread is baked daily. The bar, terrace & open fire pit are also popular places to enjoy a drink, share the days experiences and socialise with other guests.

Etusis Lodge offer four types of accommodation.

Bungalows: 7 stone and thatch bungalows all well-spaced for privacy with private en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee station, mini-bar and cooling fan. Sleeping up to four on either 2 twin beds downstairs and 2 single beds in the upstairs loft, they are an ideal hideaway for the kids.

Canvas tents: 5 Meru-style tents also well-spaced and include a power point. Three have their own private shower while the other two share a communal bathroom.

The Farmhouse: The farmhouse sleeps between 2-7 people and is equipped with self-catering facilities. There are 4 bedrooms (3 doubles with en-suite bathrooms and 1 single, all sharing a bathroom), a kitchen and a lounge.

Etusis Wildschutzgebiet: The farmhouse has the option of 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms. There is a sitting room, dining room, large kitchen/living room with cooker, fridge, pantry and 4 baths. Although the farmhouse is self-sufficient, guests are more than welcome to relax and/or dine in the nearby lodge. (Only 400 meters away.)

There are many activities and pursuits to partake in at Etusis Lodge and these are enjoyed by those on guided safaris as well as on self drive Namibian vacations.

Etusis Lodge is a HAN multi Golden Award for Excellence winner.

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Horse-riding:  An exciting and adventurous way to enjoy the Erongo countryside is by horseback. Etusis Lodge hold a selection of horse breeds, including Basuto pony, to suit all standards. Trails take you along the river bed following the footprints of other animals as well as into the mountains on well-traveled riding routes. Canter along the plains or through the soft sand of a dry river bank until you reach the refreshing sight of a cascading waterfall. There are sufficient vantage points to enjoy the stunning landscape whilst resting the horses at the same time.

Game Drives: Full day as well as sunrise or sunset drives allow you to discover the Etusis property.

Geology: Interesting information on rock formations and minerals are available. There are numerous geological attractions in the vicinity for the curious and collectors alike.

Hiking trails: hiking trails are suitable for all levels of fitness and ability. Radios are available on request.

4x4 Self Drive: Various 4x4 trails are available on the property - lunch packs and drinks are available.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Gorecki, Tadeusz

20 Aug 2015

Once you get there, the place is beautiful, but the 15 km road leading to it is in pretty rough shape. Make sure that you arrive there by daylight,

Page, Alex

30 Mar 2014

A very friendly place. The staff were really helpful and made us feel part of the family. The horse riding was excellent and helping herd the horses on our first day was a highlight for our children.

Nixon, Derek

28 Dec 2011

Wonderful experience and our favorite lodge / hotel / resort. Hosts offered to take us on guided walks and the company and food was excellent. Probably not for everyone as part of the Lodge experience is interaction with other guests and the hosts.


3 Jun 2014

Etusis lodge was fine, a little out dated but everything worked. Staff were pleasant and joined us for meals. The only comments we had was the 16km road to the lodge wasn`t great and the facility was a cattle farm with game and not a game reserve - maybe we didn`t read the data sheet correctly.


Etusis Lodge is situated 36km south-west from Karibib. Follow the C32(G77) for 20km and then turn onto the P1954 - follow this for 16 km and you will arrive at the lodge

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