Indigo Self-Catering is a friendly owner-managed establishment situated in the scenic village of Stampriet. They offer value-for-money accommodation in a peaceful and tranquil setting especially for guests who wish to self-cater. Marthinus and Lisbeth are passionate about Namibia and the Kalahari Desert. They are only too eager to share this knowledge with their guests.
The village of Stampriet dates back to 1898 when a trading post was established. Today this small village is well known for exporting vegetables around Namibia, this is made possible by the towns abundance of artesian wells. This abundance of water has also led to Stampriet being a green oasis amongst the surrounding red Kalahari dunes. The town, and Indigo Self Catering, are also strategically located between Windhoek & the Mata Mata entrance to the Kgalagardi Gemsbok Park (the park was previously called the Kalahari Gemsbok Park) and serves as an excellent overnight stop for those visiting, or returning to Namibia from, the park.
Indigo is surrounded by beautiful gardens, and the pool is the ideal place to wash away the heat & dust of travelling on the long hot Namibian roads. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings or have a braai (BBQ) in the shaded lapa.
The twin or double en-suite rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, wardrobe, & are fully equipped with microwave oven, bar fridge, cutlery, plates, glasses, mugs, pots and pans. You will need to bring your own food - or purchase it at the reasonably well stocked local supermarket. Each room also has a private garden & braai area.
Village Trip: While here you can explore the town & surroundings of Stampriet. Large irrigated fields, courtesy of the Auob River's seasonal waters and artesian wells surround the town. While in the village the old church & 'Stampriet Historical Guesthouse' which houses some antiques are both worth a visit.
Hardap Dam: The upper Fish River is damned by Hardap, north of Mariental. There are magnificent views across the fields of the town right up to the escarpment to the east. A small amount of plains game and some interesting species of bird make the trip worthwhile. (Own car needed for this trip!).
only 25 kilometers west of Mariental this lodge promises an interesting safari experience. With over 19 game species including white rhino on the property, those seeking wildlife in this arid area are unlikely to be disappointed.
10 bedroom guest house near the main B1 road in Mariental.
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Interested in gliding? Then this is the lodge for you.
On the private Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve.
Tends to cater for larger groups, but the low rates make it attractive for those looking to save some money.
A small well run lodge near the scenic village of Stampriet.
Close to the Mata Mata border, the lodge is situated on a large well stocked game park. This is an excellent place to view Kalahari black maned lions.
A 12 room lodge situated in a nature reserve and set amongst the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.
Only a few kilometers from Mariental this magnificent game lodge is a green oasis in the Kalahari Desert. A wildlife breeding program means several rare buck species can be found on the lodge's game farm.
A wonderful owner managed guest house in the village of Stampriet. An eclectic mix of local antiques & warm hospitality enhance your stay.
The meerkat or suricate is a small mammal which inhabits the Kalahari - we do not know why this lodge is named after them. Perhaps if you stay here and find out you can tell us and then we can make this slightly more descriptive.
A tented lodge, built on the small red dunes of the Kalahari Desert.
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