16-DAY NAMIBIA AT A GLANCE (LUXURY GUIDED)

THE WEINBERG HOTEL | WINDHOEK

The Weinberg Hotel is located in Windhoek, Namibia, and is part of elegant architecture that forms part of the Am Weinberg Estate. This modern hotel features rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities such as air-conditioning, a safe, fridge, satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi. Guests also have access to two upmarket restaurants and a delicatessen within the broader estate precinct. Additional amenities that guests have access to include a bar, a sprawling garden, and meeting rooms.

ZEBRA KALAHARI LODGE | KALAHARI GAME RESERVE

Simply stylish and elegant, the Zebra Kalahari Lodge is the most decadent of the 3 lodges on the Intu Afrika Private Game Reserve. After a short drive through the contrasting Kalahari Desert where game languish under trees or in pans, guests are welcomed with a much-needed refreshing drink and a smile as warm as the desert sun. The gurgling fish pond and the beautiful stone and wood buildings immediately soothe one’s soul and guests are ushered into the coolness of the lounge area overlooking a rather vibrant waterhole and swimming pool whilst logistics are efficiently handled.

The rooms area are huge and the walls are decorated with ancient African masks and ebony furnishings and are fitted with air conditioners, a mini bar, a hairdryer and a coffee and tea station with a very large bathroom leading out to an outside shower.

There are 8 rooms adjacent to the lodge area which consists of a lounge with comfortable leather seats, a dining area on a deck mirroring the waterhole and swimming pool and a bar. This lodge is ideal for families or for more mature travellers as the facilities at the main lodge are easily accessible from their rooms.

CANYON ROADHOUSE | FISH RIVER CANYON

Canyon Roadhouse is located 20 km east of the Fish River Canyon on the C 37.

Fill up with smiles at this innovative lodge that celebrates the good old days of the automobile. It offers peaceful slumber in 24 spacious rooms and boasts a pool, a campsite, a fuel station, an inviting terrace and the most extraordinary restaurant in southern Namibia.

ALTE VILLA | LUDERITZ

Alte Villa is located in Lüderitz, Namibia. Activities including fishing, hiking, and windsurfing can be enjoyed in the surrounding area. The guestrooms feature sea or garden views and are equipped with a desk and a private bathroom with either a bathtub or a shower. Free Wi-Fi, a communal lounge area with a fireplace, a lush garden and a terrace are offered at this guesthouse. Guests are welcome to enjoy a drink and fresh seafood at the on-site restaurant.

KRONENHOF LODGE | NAMIB

The lodge features in an area buffered by mountains and the red sand that stretch across the Spergebied and Namib Naukluft Park. Rock strewn plains formed by ancient volcanic activity form part of the landscape as far as the eye can see. Panoramic vistas sketch a portrait of a harsh and unforgiving landscape created out of chaos and yet, its beauty is discovered in the eye of the beholder.

Kronenhof Lodge was designed to cater for a wide spectrum of traveler. Great care was put into the design and quality of amenities that come with the product. The owners of the lodge are seasoned travelers who know exactly what comforts and amenities guests require during their travels. The Main area and accommodation facilities sit elevated at the foot of a hill to allow for impressive views of the surrounding landscape.

DEAD VALLEY LODGE | SESRIEM

Dead Valley Lodge is situated next to the main entrance gate inside the Namib-Naukluft National Park, between the Sesriem campsite and Elim Dune on the way to the world famous Sossusvlei and the Dead Vlei. This oasis offers a panoramic view of the Namib Desert with towering red sand dunes, rugged mountain ranges, and arid desert savannahs.

Each of the 20 free-standing luxury tented chalets is climate controlled and equipped with double bed units, electric plugs, private patios, a kitchenette, and free-standing bathrooms stocked with toiletries. Guests can enjoy the top-class restaurant that serves delicious Namibian-style cuisine, relax in the picturesque bar with a cold drink after a day of activities, or cool off in the open-air swimming pool overlooking the Elim Dune.

The lodge’s eco-friendly design and architecture have truly been inspired by Sossusvlei and with its own entrance into the Namib-Naukluft National Park, making the Dead Valley Lodge one of the closest lodges to Sossusvlei pan. The lodge offers game drives in the morning and afternoon to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon.

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.

CAMP KIPWE | TWYFELFONTEIN

Camp Kipwe is an intimate and remote bush lodge located in Namibia's arid yet starkly beautiful Twyfelfontein region, home to many ancient Bushman etchings. The 9 specially-designed rooms are unique and private, with an outdoor bathroom, thatched roofs and spectacular views over the surrounding area. A luxury thatched suite with a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television, a double room with en-suite bathroom, laundry service and a mini-bar.

Camp Kipwe offers guided nature walks around the Twyfelfontein Conservancy, as well as trips to see the Bushman etchings, the mysterious Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. For a very special experience, an Elephant Nature Drive is a must-do; explore the terrain in search of these elusive desert-dwelling elephants who have adapted to the dry and sandy conditions of northern Namibia.

ETOSHA OBERLAND LODGE | ETOSHA SOUTH

The Etosha Oberland Lodge, 10km away from the southern gate of Etosha National Park opened in March 2020 and is nestled in a private nature park adjacent to the park. The lodge offers an inviting lobby with restaurant and a bar with adjoining lounge with fire pit. To enhance the experience, guests are invited to enjoy a viewing deck and swimming pool as well as free wifi in communal areas.

The accommodation comprises of 18 beautifully appointed premium chalets that offer comfortable amenities such as an en-suite bathroom, an outdoor shower, private sun terrace, which is equipped with comfortable chairs. Further facilities include air conditioning, a tea and coffee station with fridge, mosquito nets, a hairdryer and a safe.

MUSHARA OUTPOST | ETOSHA EAST

Based upon the elegance of an African Homestead, yet with a contemporary flavour, the Mushara Outpost offers a superb combination of splendid accommodation, exquisite cuisine and personal service. The spacious interior, tastefully decorated with hand-picked artifacts, is surrounded by a predominantly north-east facing verandah. This, in combination with the extruding high roof structure, offers a cool retreat from the heat of the African sun. Perched over a metre off the ground, and encased by the Tamboti trees that map the ancient dry river bed also known as omaramba, these 8 air-conditioned tent-like structures offer a secluded haven, the ideal retreat after the day's adventures.

Each unit offer all modern amenities, ranging from a mini- bar to the en-suite bathroom with a shower that can be unveiled to the vistas of Africa. The private wooden deck is the ideal setting to reflect, whilst you are entranced by the sound of nature.