Hobatere lodge

Hobatere Lodge is set in a 32,000ha concession area 65km north of Kamanjab, only 1km past the Galton Gate (Otjovasandu) entrance to Etosha Park. This is an ideal stopover for a couple of days for individual travellers, families and self-drive tourists on their way to Namibia's major tourist attraction, especially those heading to Dolomite Camp. Palmwag is to the west and to the north Opuwo, the gateway to the solace, beauty and wonders of Kaokoland.

Once considered the jewel in Namibia's lodge crown before closing and falling into disrepair Hobatere Lodge was reopened in 2015. Now owned by the local members of the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy. It is managed by the same people that manage the very popular Fish River Lodge & Grootberg Lodge.

Etosha Park teems with wildlife and is home to large varieties of mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians. A network of gravel roads lead you to nearly 60 waterholes many close to or not far from the main feature of the park, Etosha Pan. The best months for game viewing tend to be in the drier, winter months from May to September, although the wet, hot summer months from October to April also offer it's own wildlife excitement and attractions.

At Hobatere Lodge the main building has a restaurant, bar, lounge and a curio shop. Guests can relax and unwind around the swimming pool. Set around 300m from the pool is the waterhole where elephant, antelope and birds visit.

Accommodation is in:

Chalets: These thatched units have an en-suite bathrooms, twin beds and mosquito nets.

Rooms: Individual thatched rooms are set outside with similar facilities to the Chalets.

Family Chalets: 2 thatched Family Chalets also have similar facilities and amenities to the Chalets and Rooms.

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Game drives: Early morning and night drives around the concession can be organized. Both are excellent game viewing periods.

Day trips into Etosha National Park: If you don’t feel like driving yourself and want to relax in a game viewer to just absorb one of the most beautiful game parks in Southern Africa through your camera lenses, you can join the full day Etosha drive.

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Etosha Oberland Lodge

Etosha Oberland Lodge

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Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

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Etosha Safari Camping2Go

Etosha Safari Camping2Go

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Etosha Safari Lodge

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Etosha Village

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Halali

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Little Ongava

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Mondjila Safari Camp

Mondjila Safari Camp

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Mopane Village Etosha

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Olifantsrus Campsite

Olifantsrus Campsite

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Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge

Upmarket accommodation, situated on private game reserve with easy access to the National Park.

Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp

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Toshari  Lodge

Toshari Lodge

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Vreugde Guest Farm

Vreugde Guest Farm

This small family owned and managed guest farm is situated in easy driving distance of Etosha. The tranquil gardens and homely atmosphere make for a relaxed stay far from the crowds of the more commercial lodges.

Traveller Reviews

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

Mouradian, Pierre

5 Sep 2015

Our favorite, very good atmosphere and excellent game drive. That was Anita's suggestion and we thank her for that

Tusing, Jeff

30 Jul 2009

Loved it. The owner and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was really great. It was very large and very well appointed. A great place to stay.

Mckee, Pat

6 Jul 2016

Lovely lodge. More that we expected. Great food and setting. Would have been worthwhile to spend two nights here to really enjoy the place. We only spent one night there.

Martijnse, Robert

6 Nov 2017

Not very special. OK for a stop over. We were advised not to drive through Etosha from Ongave to Hobatere, but we should have done that as the road via Kamanjab is very boring.

Keller, Gabriel

1 Oct 2015

The people working there was particularly friendly and helpfull, food was very good and the night game drive very interesting. We just woud have appreciated to have a fridge in our room.

Hogan, Lesley

30 May 2017

Fabulous lodge in amazing setting. The 3 rondawels are lovely chalets set apart and very comfortable. Food is excellent and the staff are outstanding. Possibly our favourite lodge. Highly recommend

Kershaw, Dianne & Robert

7 Jul 2009

this was good. The treehouse is very rustic which we were expecting. The staff at Hobatare were again very helpful and friendly. We were able to leave our luggage in a room there and used it in the morning to have a shower.

Costa, Carlos

7 Jan 2017

Hobatere was a lodge with more "charm", they need more work and love(commitment and knowledge). May be they need talk with the old workers about the secrets of the Hobatere. We don't like this Hobatere, sorry. we give 2 stars!

Della, Mylene Monica

20 Jul 2017

We definitely loved Hobatere Lodge which remains one of our favourites! The staff there was very nice and welcoming! We spend an amazing time with them and with our guide Albert! Besides, the place is wild and wonderful! It is a must.

Directions

Hobatere Lodge is situated 65km north of Kamanjab on the C35. The entrance to the lodge is only a kilometer north of the Galton Gate entrance into Etosha Park

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