The Kalahari Farmhouse is located on the outskirts of the village of Stampriet, approximately 60km north-west of Mariental. The farmhouse is built at the site of a permanent spring, on the fertile land of the Auob River, and the lodge property is flush with palm trees, green acacias and yellow grasses of the desert & also hosts a splendid variety of fruit-bearing trees. This is the Kalahari Desert at it's most scenic.
Although the Kalahari Farmhouse is a popular stop-over for travellers heading to the southern parts of Namibia, it is also a favourite with Namibian holiday makers and as such can get very busy, especially during the holiday periods, so advanced booking is advised.
The main building, a former manor house constructed at the height of the Karakul sheep farming industry some 50 years ago, contains the reception, restaurant, bar and guest lounge. There is an internet connection, laundry service and secure parking. Kalahari Farmhouse is also wheelchair friendly.
An interesting feature of the Kalahari Farmhouse is the Self Sufficiency Centre (SSC), adjacent to the lodge. The ample water supply allows the SSC to grow its produce for the lodges of Gondwana Collection Namibia. Seasonal vegetables are grown, cows are milked, and a variety of salamis, sausages and biltong are produced. Chickens wander about and pigs grunt contentedly from their enclosures.
Breakfast is a buffet-style affair and a set menu is on offer at lunch and dinner times. Large groups, and visitors in the high season, can expect buffet meals.
Double Rooms: All of the 11 Double Rooms have an en-suite bathroom with shower, a fan or air-conditioning. In front of the fireplace is a small table and chairs. Other furniture includes a cupboard, luggage rack and a bedside table.
Family Rooms: 2 of the Double Rooms are suitable for families. 1 has 4 beds and the other inter-leading doors.
Animals including springbok, gemsbok and ostrich can be found not far from the lodge. Jackal, hare and porcupine also inhabit the dunes and dune valleys of the Kalahari Desert. The area is also home to the Kori Bustard, the largest flying bird of all, and huge colonies of weaver birds are resident in the lodge's many camelthorn trees.
Village Trip: Visit the village of Stampriet, a reminder of South Africa's Cape region. Large irrigated fields, courtesy of the Auob River's seasonal waters and artesian wells compliment the feeling. The old church is worth a visit, as is the 'Stampriet Historical Guesthouse', even if just for a coffee.
Farm Tour: A visit to the Kalahari Farmhouse Self-Sufficiency Centre can be organized if pre-arranged.
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!).
The following activities can be arranged from the neighbouring Anib Lodge:
Enjoy the panoramic views across the Kalahari dunes on various guided drives in an open vehicle. Explore the Kalahari on foot on your own on well-marked trails or with a guide. Or cycle through the Gondwana Kalahri Park in your own time with minimal effort on an electric bicycle (fat bike).
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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.
Excellent lodge in the Kalahari Desert, offers accommodation in units made of straw bales or wood. Bagatelle proves to be consistently popular with guests.
Interested in gliding? Then this is the lodge for you.
On the private Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve.
As your toes sink deeper into the ochre velvet, you will fall even deeper in love with this ancient desert formed over 65 million years ago. Kalahari Anib Camping2Go ranks high on the list of those who yearn to feel closer to nature. Only a stone’s throw from Kalahari Anib Lodge, it still offers the luxuries of a lodge, while providing the absolute embrace of Mother Nature. Each tented unit is fully equipped for self-catering leisure. The en-suite bathroom, four plush beds and water-cooler ensure that comfort won’t be lacking. And the kitchenette with fridge, gas plate and all possible cooking wear make for an effortless outdoor experience.
When visiting the Kalahari, we want guests to immerse themselves in the experience. Our aim is to offer the opportunity to feel closer to the multi-faceted richness of the Kalahari – much as its indigenous people once did. This lodge offers a new meaning to indoor-outdoor experiences. Here the architecture of the various guest areas provides direct access to the Kalahari Desert, even while sipping night caps at the indoor fireplace. Nature drives along the Kalahari dunes, as well as walking trials and e-bikes offer the opportunity to connect with the natural landscape. Words alone cannot describe the rhythm of the Kalahari.
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.
The third lodge on the Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve (along with Suricate & Camethorn Lodges). The Kalahari is absolutely magnificent and really should be a part of any visit to Namibia.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
another family favorite, again wish we would have stayed another night. Everyone was so friendly and helpful
Very charming, but no real activities offered at the time we were there (except Sundowner at the Anib lodge)
It was a great first stay in Namibia. The property was clean, lovely decorated an the staff was very friendly.
Great to stroll around on a working farm. One of the workers,Raymond took us around and showed us how they make cheese etc
Perfect stopover between central and southern Namibia. Simple and confortable rooms and very good and abundant set dinner. Only local products are served, wines included.
Take C20 east from B1 towards Stampriet. Just before entering Stampriet, turn north on to the C15 towards Hoachanas. Kalahari Farmhouse is about 300m from this turn off on your righthand side.Download Map
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