Stampriet historical guest house

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.

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Sundowner: Enjoy a refreshing drink on the wooden deck as the sun sets over Stampriet.

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Directions

The Guest House is to the south of the C20 as you enter the town of Stampriet.

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