15-Day Sand, Sea & Wildlife Family Private Guided Safari (Luxury)
BAGATELLE BOUTIQUE FARMHOUSE | KALAHARI NAMIBIA
Located in Mariental, Namibia, Bagatelle Boutique Farmhouse is set on the property of Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch and is surrounded by the dunes of the Kalahari. Offering breath-taking views and the possibility to view a variety of wildlife, this is an ideal option for nature enthusiasts looking for a secluded getaway. The farmhouse features elegantly furnished rooms, as well as a spacious dining room and terrace. The infinity swimming pool is the perfect spot to relax and take in the scenery
ANDBEYOND SOSSUSVLEI DESERT LODGE | NAMIBRAND NATURE RESERVE
One of the most pristine areas on Earth, the Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic landscapes and jagged mountain heights. Cradled against the ancient mountains, andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is renowned for its luxurious accommodation overlooking the starkly beautiful Namib Desert. Designed to capture the splendour and solitude of the desert, just ten stone and glass suites spread out along the curve of the escarpment, allowing absolute privacy. Each air conditioned suite is furnished to complement the majestic hues of the desert and features a private veranda, split-level bedroom and living room with fireplace, ensuite glass-encased bathroom and outdoor shower. The suites are equipped with a star-viewing skylight, discrete music system and custom-stocked personal bar. The guest area, where walls have become windows that fold away completely, boasts unimpeded desert vistas. The split-level lodge boasts a fire-lit bar, comfortable sitting room, wraparound veranda and Safari Shop. A fine selection of wines from an impressive walk-in wine cellar complements the delicious meals. Guests can escape the desert heat with a revitalising midday dip in the pool, fed by water from an underground spring. At sunset, animals are drawn to a nearby waterhole, enhancing desert sundowner drinks. A state-of-the-art observatory and resident astronomer provide insight into the magnificent constellations of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve.
STRAND HOTEL SWAKOPMUND | SWAKOPMUND
With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk and state of the art Conference & Banqueting Center, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is a social epicenter and destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund.
Its architectural inspiration finds its roots deep in Namibian-German history and reflects this in a tasteful contemporary manner. The interiors are residential in nature, and the brief to all designers involved was to create a non-hotel, hotel. One as charming and welcoming as the town it is located in. Simply very warm and comfortable, and as they say in German: “gemütlich” providing a genuine “sense-of-place” atmosphere adding to any Namibian visit.
Arriving at the Strand is a dramatic experience as one passes through its 13m high and 9m wide Ocean View Atrium which travels right through the Hotel offering sea views at either end. Off this Atrium Lobby is Reception, consisting of three individual desks and an inviting open fireplace which rounds off the residential feel and warm welcome.
MOWANI MOUNTAIN CAMP | TWYFELFONTEIN
Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury tented accommodation with magnificent desert views. Open air en-suite bathrooms and private decks give you great views of Damaraland and the reliability of nearby Twyfelfontein with its San engravings and paintings is contrasted by the elusive desert adapted elephants.
The Twyfelfontein conservancy has been protecting the southern most roaming ground of the black rhino and elusive desert elephant. Sustainable eco-tourism and community upliftment is of the utmost importance at Mowani. Guides from the local tribes compliment day-time game drives to track mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, klipspringer and if you are fortunate enough... the leopard! The adventurer in me took over at Mowani. Days were filled with game drives, hot air balloon trips over the Aba-Huab Valley, champagne breakfasts and al fresco meals amidst the dusky landscape beneath Mopani trees.
ETOSHA MOUNTAIN LODGE | ETOSHA HEIGHTS PRIVATE RESERVE
Etosha Mountain Lodge, set in its own Reserve, is designed in the typically Namibian style with beautiful far-reaching views from the dolomite hill on which it stands. The design is characterised by wood and stone interiors with relaxed soft furnishings. Its high roofed, round thatch buildings boast a large 'Lapa' area with a well-stocked bar, a lounge with DSTV and in-door fire-place for those chilly winter evenings, a small but plentiful curio shop, reception with Wi-Fi access and lastly the comfortable, spacious dining room. Outside on the large wooden decked area is a refreshing swimming pool, out-door 'Boma' and abundant wine cellar.
This classic lodge comprises of eight thatched chalets and one spacious family suite. All have en-suite bathrooms, with both a shower and bathtub in each, and their own expansive wooden viewing decks enabling you to fully take in the breathtaking vistas surrounding you.
Daily activities include game drives on the Reserve, tracking the elusive Black and White Rhino and the growing population of big cats. As the sun drops you can search for those nocturnal species not seen during the day. The Reserve acts as a wildlife buffer for the National Park so guests have the chance to learn more of the conservation and protection efforts that are in place in the area.
EPAKO SAFARI LODGE | ERONGO MOUNTAINS
f you want to experience the wild, the natural, the modern, and the luxurious, all at the same time, then come to EPAKO, one of Africa’s finest game reserves. EPAKO Safari Lodge is located in a beautiful mountainous setting, bordering the renowned Damaraland region, and is conveniently located midway between Windhoek, Swakopmund and the Etosha National Park. Experience a wide variety of animals at the heart of their natural wildlife sanctuary, visit the numerous and well preserved Bushman rock art sites, take a bush walk or experience Cheetah’s up close in the Cheetah rehabilitation boma. Epako is a taste of Namibia at its finest.
Set within a breathtaking 11,000 hectare private reserve and accommodating up to 20 guests only, Epako has an atmosphere of stylish sophistication yet is elegantly down to earth.
With lodge areas overlooking a magical floodlit waterhole, you can experience Africa’s natural wonders in comfort and style.