Melissa's guest house

This is a small, friendly guest house located directly in Kamanjab, and is the only establishment actually in that town. It is the perfect base for Himba tours, and is also an ideal location before heading on up to Epupa Falls.

Facilities at Melissa's Guesthouse (previosuly calles Oase Garni) include a restaurant and bar, lounge, swimming pool and Internet connection. There is a TV in the sitting room. We have an a la cart menu with all sorts of breakfasts/lunches and dinners which you can enjoy in our peaceful garden or restaurant. Our kitchen is open from 07H00 until 20H30. 

Melissa's Guest House is the ideal stop over from Swakopmund on your way to Opuwo/Epupa falls or the Etosha National Park. When staying at Melissa’s Guesthouse you can visit the himba village or peet alberts rock engravings.

Accommodation is in a combination of:

Single Rooms: 10 Single Rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, a fan, a tea/coffee station and an in-room safe. Although there are no mosquito nets, insect sprays and repellents are provided.

Double Rooms: Double Rooms have twin beds and similar facilities to the Single Rooms.

Family Room: The Family Room has bed space for 2 adults and 2 children with similar facilities to the Single/Double Rooms.

19 rooms : 1 single room , 10 twin rooms , 4 double rooms , 2 triple rooms , 1 family room 4 sleeper and 1 family room 5 sleeper. All equipped with air conditioning , coffee/tea facilities and en-suit shower and toilet. All including breakfast. 

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Visit a Himba Village: 

Drive yourself the 20km to the village where you are met by Jaco, who lives in the village. This guided tour gives an in-depth insight into the life and ways of the Ova-Himba people

Peet Albert's Rock Engravings: 

Situated some 5km from the town of Kamanjab is an interesting rock engraving site, believed to be more than 2,000 years old. Around 1,500 paintings were discovered in the area which has been declared a national monument.

Traveller Reviews

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

Johansen, Niklas

19 Sep 2015

Under maintenance. All in all it did not live up to our expectations. I suggest you advice your clients not to go there.

Niessem, Maura

29 Aug 2016

Basic accommodation. With just little adjustments, I think they can improve much. The food in the restaurant is wonderful!

Brouns, Johnny

15 Oct 2015

OMG nothing went right here, toilets that kept running, broken door handle, empty fridge, but still it was a very pleasant experience and the owner is a real nice man


11 Nov 2016

Nice place for one overnight. Hostess a little too communicative, good breakfast. Very negativ that there was NO heating at all although the cold season, we really were freezing.........

Verstraete, Kris

25 Jul 2012

Lovely contact with the staff. The owner was very helpfull with telling some very interesting places! Very cheap food in the restaurant and you get so much!!!Small town, next to supermarkt....

Bachofer, Sonja

19 May 2012

The hotel rooms are very small and could be little cleaner. But other than that it is a good stay in Kamanjab. The Oase Garni staff is super friendly and helpful. Because of the nice staff we would book the Oase Garni again anytime.

Alles, Rainer

18 Nov 2012

The service was nice, the guesthouse and rooms were o.k. (unfortunately the pool was under construction!), location of the `Oase` could have been better. Next time we would try the `Oppi Koppi` at Kamanjab. The Himba Village was not, what we have expected!

Clauser, Betty

31 May 2015

the manager has changed (we stayed there 3 years ago) The swimming pool is not correctly maintained (doubtless by ignorance) and the dirty carpets into the rooms are unnecessary. The place is very welcoming but, unfortunatly we went only european staying there. Its a great pity.


Melissa's Guest House is situated in Kamanjab. At the cross roads (C40 and C35) go south, turn east at the supermarket and the guest house is a little further on the right hand side.

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