The Stampriet Historical Guesthouse sits on a koppie (a small hill) and overlooks the beautiful village of the same name. The guest house offers a friendly home atmosphere in a house full of historical richness and charm that offers the perfect respite in a hot and dusty region of Namibia. As the main house sits on a koppie (a small hill) it overlooks the picturesque village of Stampriet. Also stopover here en-route to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park via Gochas (74km) and through the Mata-Mata Gate (261km).
The settlement of Stampriet nestles on the banks of the Auob River and dates back to 1898 courtesy of the discovery of artesian water wells. Windmills were installed and the water was used for irrigation. Swaying palm trees, lush vegetation and green gardens dominate. The steeple on the Afrikaans Protestant Church is a feature.
The best of Stampriet and its past have been preserved here at the Historical Guesthouse, a semi-desert destination steeped in Namibian paraphernalia of yesteryear. All of the guest-house's stone buildings are beautifully decorated with interesting artifacts, some displayed on the walls and others on a souvenir table. Guests can also chill in the thatched lapa whilst admiring the well-tended green lawns.
The owners pride themselves on the friendly ambiance and hospitality on offer. Relax and unwind in the restaurant and wooden deck where scrumptious breakfasts, lunches and home-baked cakes are served overlooking the surrounding farms and village. Dinner must be ordered in advance.
Facilities at Stampriet Guesthouse include a sparkling borehole-fed swimming pool, braai, kiddies jungle gym, pool table, complementary coffee station, small library and Wi-fi. Birds and ducks frequent the large garden. Hand-made Namibian arts, crafts, Argilla pottery and books are sold in the curio shop. Small functions can be held in the hospitality area. Secure parking is also available.
Guests stay in spacious antique furnished rooms with twin or double beds ideal for singles, couples and families. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee station, private patio and some units have mosquito nets. Each room is named after a Namibian town quaintly identified by old road signs.
Local farm: Drive to the neighboring Kalahari Farm house self sufficiency centre.
Sundowner: Enjoy a refreshing drink on the wooden deck as the sun sets over Stampriet.
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
This is our hidden gem, inspired by farmhouse goodness. A place that always feels like home. The abundant gardens of the Farmhouse are home to Gondwana’s Self-Sufficiency Centre, where our green houses, butchery and smokehouse cater to many of our various properties’ needs. Kalahari Farmhouse offers guests wholesome tranquillity. Each quaint cabin offers a slice of bliss with fireplace and rustic farmhouse character. Guests can spend afternoons on their own terrace with rocking chair and the view of their own secret garden. Beyond that the property’s pool offers a cool retreat from the Kalahari heat, and Kalahari Anib Lodge’s activities are fully available to guests of the Farmhouse.
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.
The Guest House is to the south of the C20 as you enter the town of Stampriet.Download Map
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