Hobatere lodge

Hobatere Lodge is set in a 32,000ha concession area 65km north of Kamanjab, only 1km past the Galton Gate (Otjovasandu) entrance to Etosha Park. This is an ideal stopover for a couple of days for individual travellers, families and self-drive tourists on their way to Namibia's major tourist attraction, especially those heading to Dolomite Camp. Palmwag is to the west and to the north Opuwo, the gateway to the solace, beauty and wonders of Kaokoland.

Once considered the jewel in Namibia's lodge crown before closing and falling into disrepair Hobatere Lodge was reopened in 2015. Now owned by the local members of the #Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy. It is managed by the same people that manage the very popular Fish River Lodge & Grootberg Lodge.

Etosha Park teems with wildlife and is home to large varieties of mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians. A network of gravel roads lead you to nearly 60 waterholes many close to or not far from the main feature of the park, Etosha Pan. The best months for game viewing tend to be in the drier, winter months from May to September, although the wet, hot summer months from October to April also offer it's own wildlife excitement and attractions.

At Hobatere Lodge the main building has a restaurant, bar, lounge and a curio shop. Guests can relax and unwind around the swimming pool. Set around 300m from the pool is the waterhole where elephant, antelope and birds visit.

Accommodation is in:

Chalets: These thatched units have an en-suite bathrooms, twin beds and mosquito nets.

Rooms: Individual thatched rooms are set outside with similar facilities to the Chalets.

Family Chalets: 2 thatched Family Chalets also have similar facilities and amenities to the Chalets and Rooms.

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Game drives: Early morning and night drives around the concession can be organized. Both are excellent game viewing periods.

Day trips into Etosha National Park: If you don’t feel like driving yourself and want to relax in a game viewer to just absorb one of the most beautiful game parks in Southern Africa through your camera lenses, you can join the full day Etosha drive.

Dolomite Camp

Dolomite Camp

On a small hill on the extreme western side of Etosha - Dolomite is the newest (and fifth camp) to open within the park boundaries. It is a smaller lodge as opposed to the traditional resort feel of the other camps within the park.

Eagle Tented Camp

Eagle Tented Camp

Value for money accommodation in a well designed tented camp.

Etosha Mountain Lodge - Natural Selection

Etosha Mountain Lodge - Natural Selection

Serene yetfull of character, the thatched chalets of Etosha Mountain Lodge are perched on a dolomite hill, offering panoramic views of the iconic namibian landscape with an abundance of big game and wildlife.

Etosha Oberland Lodge

Etosha Oberland Lodge

Etosha Oberland Lodge, at the southern entrance of EtoshaNational Park, combines luxury with a lot of privacy.

Etosha Safari Camp

Etosha Safari Camp

Taking on a legendary place and adding a whimsical-local flare – the Etosha Safari Camp embraces Shebeen Culture in everything it offers. Bright colours and humour form part of the language here. Indulge in the local music on offer every evening and embrace the shebeen-way of life. The whimsical character of the property extends into the chalets, with bright colours and quirky details. Located just ten kilometres from the Etosha National Park, guests can have close access to the wildlife within, as well as an authentically Namibian Cultural experience.

Etosha Safari Camping2Go

Etosha Safari Camping2Go

Combine an adventurous safari into Etosha National Park with a quiet barbeque evening at the campfire. Set atop a hill, the camping spots offer sweeping views over mopane forests. Each of the units is equipped to host four guests in comfortable beds, are en suite, and have fully functional kitchen ready for use. Exchange tranquillity for African beats when you go down to Oshebeena Bar offering live music in the evenings or lounge by the cool pool and sip a cocktail after a long day in the Etosha National Park. Combine the best of both worlds.

Etosha Safari Lodge

Etosha Safari Lodge

They say an elephant never forgets, neither will you Etosha is an experience of the heart and the soul as much as it is a unique natural wilderness. There is a rich depth to the region, and it can be experienced when seen through the eyes of the local people. Located just ten kilometres from the Anderrson Gate into the Etosha National Park, this lodge is the ideal location for a base. Along the crest of a Mopane Woodland Valley, the lodge and its viewing deck offer unparallel views of the area. Each room offers a private terrace for a personal experience. And guests can select one of three pools to cool off in after a long day of exploration in the National Park.

Etosha Village - Taleni Africa

Etosha Village - Taleni Africa

Situated only 2 km from the Andersson entrance gate to Etosha National Park, Etosha Village uniquely combines affordability with comfort, style and exquisite cuisine.

Halali

Halali

One of the five camps situated inside the park, generally less popular with visitors than Okaukuejo or Namutoni but has the advantage of a secluded quiet spot lit waterhole.

Little Ongava

Little Ongava

Luxury accommodation, each unit with private pool, great place to spoil yourself. Guided tours on private nature reserve and inside Etosha Park.

Olifantsrus Campsite

Olifantsrus Campsite

A brand new campsite inside Etosha Park. No accommodation is available here and this only caters for self-sufficient campers. A highlight of the camp is the unique hide which overlooks the camps waterhole.

Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp

On the same property as Ongava Lodge, but offering a more traditional tented safari style experience.

Safari House - Natural Selection

Safari House - Natural Selection

A CLASSIC NAMIBIAN FARMHOUSE IN THE BEAUTIFUL ETOSHA HEIGHTS RESERVE, SAFARI HOUSE IS PERFECTLY PRIVATE HIDEAWAY FOR SMALL GROUPS AND FAMILIES

Safarihoek - Natural Selection

Safarihoek - Natural Selection

A MODERN AND SPACIOUS LODGE WITH 180-DEGREE VIEWS OF THE WILDLIFE ROAMING THE SAVANNAH, A SWIMMING POOL AND A DOUBLE-STOREY PHOTOGRAPHY HIDE. FAMOUS FOR RHINO SIGHTINGS AND AN ABUNDANCE OF BIG GAME.

Toshari  Lodge

Toshari Lodge

Once called Etosha Gateway lodge this is a budget accommodation option which has recently been renovated.

Traveller Reviews

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

Mouradian, Pierre

5 Sep 2015

Our favorite, very good atmosphere and excellent game drive. That was Anita's suggestion and we thank her for that

Tusing, Jeff

30 Jul 2009

Loved it. The owner and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was really great. It was very large and very well appointed. A great place to stay.

Mckee, Pat

6 Jul 2016

Lovely lodge. More that we expected. Great food and setting. Would have been worthwhile to spend two nights here to really enjoy the place. We only spent one night there.

Martijnse, Robert

6 Nov 2017

Not very special. OK for a stop over. We were advised not to drive through Etosha from Ongave to Hobatere, but we should have done that as the road via Kamanjab is very boring.

Keller, Gabriel

1 Oct 2015

The people working there was particularly friendly and helpfull, food was very good and the night game drive very interesting. We just woud have appreciated to have a fridge in our room.

Hogan, Lesley

30 May 2017

Fabulous lodge in amazing setting. The 3 rondawels are lovely chalets set apart and very comfortable. Food is excellent and the staff are outstanding. Possibly our favourite lodge. Highly recommend

Kershaw, Dianne & Robert

7 Jul 2009

this was good. The treehouse is very rustic which we were expecting. The staff at Hobatare were again very helpful and friendly. We were able to leave our luggage in a room there and used it in the morning to have a shower.

Costa, Carlos

7 Jan 2017

Hobatere was a lodge with more "charm", they need more work and love(commitment and knowledge). May be they need talk with the old workers about the secrets of the Hobatere. We don't like this Hobatere, sorry. we give 2 stars!

Della, Mylene Monica

20 Jul 2017

We definitely loved Hobatere Lodge which remains one of our favourites! The staff there was very nice and welcoming! We spend an amazing time with them and with our guide Albert! Besides, the place is wild and wonderful! It is a must.

Directions

Hobatere Lodge is situated 65km north of Kamanjab on the C35. The entrance to the lodge is only a kilometer north of the Galton Gate entrance into Etosha Park

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