Auas Safari Lodge is a private farm that offers the option to be both fairly close to Windhoek and only 45mins drive from Hosea Kutako International Airport. Many guests use the lodge as a starting point for a Namibian self drive safari, as well as a final destination before heading home.
At an altitude of about 1,800m above sea-level, the lodge experiences a moderate climate, and has picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. The views and associated wildlife of the Auas Mountain range and it's accompanying thorn bush savanna combine perfectly with the friendly and warm homely feeling experienced here. The generously sized lawn around the swimming pool, allows guests plenty of room to find a bit of personal space after a dip. The memorable sunset viewed from the comfort of the terrace in front of the bar is enhanced with a refreshing sundowner.
Auas Safari Lodge is a perfect location for those who want to combine relaxation with work, or wish to organize an exclusive 'incentive' tour. They have a conference room, seating up to 25 people, and their experienced staff can assist in organizing such events.
Guests with any food allergies, or special dietary requirements, are kindly requested to inform the front office personnel, who will pass this information on to the kitchen. Game meat from their very own farm, including a variety of venison, can be ordered from the menu, as can a selection of home-grown herbs and vegetables.
Each of the 16 rooms has a separate entrance with its own small terrace. They are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, a hair-dryer and extra blankets for those cold, chilly winter nights. They are furnished in an authentic style, and each unit has it's own private veranda, an ideal spot for reading, bird-watching or enjoying a night cap or a cup of tea or coffee. There is also a laundry service, and laundry lists and bags can be found in the wardrobe!
Activities include morning and afternoon guided game drives, where huge herds of all antelope species are in close proximity to the lodge. Zebra, wildebeest, warthog, giraffe, baboons, ostrich, jackals, the bat-eared fox and sometimes, cheetah or the occasional leopard, can be viewed and photographed, and there is also a wide variety of birdlife.
Walking: so you can experience the best scenery several hiking trails have been marked an mapped. The time required to hike ranges between 30 minutes or several hours.
Guided Game Drives: you will be taken out to see huge herds of all antelope species in close proximity. You will be able to view zebras, gnus, giraffes, baboons, ostriches, jackals and with a bit of luck, the cheetah or a leopard. You will experience all animals in their natural habitat and behaviour since Auas is neither a "zoo" nor a touristy game park and all animals live on the land naturally.
Bird Watching Auas game lodge has a large variety of bird species.
Newly built lodge in a small well stocked game reserve west of Windhoek.
This lodge is very popular amongst those seeking leopard and cheetah viewing close to Windhoek. Regular feedings guarantee great sightings and photographic opportunities.
Opposite the Windhoek International Airport, close enough to be extremely convenient but far enough away that planes are not a distraction. Great for those arriving late or leaving early, as cuts out the 45km drive from Windhoek.
One of Namibia's most popular spas with the added bonus of top game viewing.
Family friendly, mid-range lodge in rural location.
A wildlife sanctuary offering quality accommodation in a tranquil environment.
On a large private game farm close to the Windhoek International Airport, ideal for those not wanting to travel into Windhoek before or after their arrival in Namibia.
Offering horse riding, spa treatments and two swimming pools, this is a good family lodge.
A few kilometers east of Windhoek this lodge offers unsurpassed views of the city from a setting in the Auas Mountains.
Indulge in the stillness of nature away from the busy city life and feel the Namibian sun on your skin.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Great food and service, comfortable room. Very relaxing. Interesting walks with plenty of sightings of animals and birds.
To find Auas Safari Lodge head south on the B1 from Windhoek. After 23 km turn left onto the 1463, the lodge is 22km along this road.Download Map
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