ac­ces­si­ble in a 4x2, but if you want to treat your 4x4, ask for the Oer­wald stand, near a big clump of wild fig trees.

Camp­ing R150 per stand, plus R100 per adult and R60 per child un­der 13. Chalets (sleeps two to seven peo­ple) R500 p.p. shar­ing; R250 per child un­der 13. Hike, drive 4x4 trails or visit the quiver tree for­est. GPS: S24.44391 E16.17014

Con­tact: 00 264 64 464 144; 99 Neuras This is one of only a hand­ful of wine farms in Namibia. Wine tast­ing R205 p.p. in­clud­ing a cheese plat­ter. Guided tour of the wine­mak­ing process R315 p.p. There’s a restau­rant too, but day vis­i­tors must book in ad­vance. Lux­ury units from R1 495 p.p. shar­ing (DB&B). Stone chalets from R1 196 p.p. shar­ing (DB&B). Half-price for chil­dren un­der 12; free for chil­dren un­der 3. En­quire about SADC dis­counts. See how they feed the chee­tahs in the af­ter­noon (R350 p.p.). GPS: S24.462113 E16.23687

Con­tact: 00 264 63 293 417; 100 Nauk­luft Camp­site This camp­site is tucked away in the Nauk­luft Moun­tains in­side the borders of the Namib-Nauk­luft Na­tional Park. There are 10 stands un­der trees near the river. Camp­ing R170 p.p. Chalets R880 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). You also pay a once-off park fee of R60 p.p. Do one of the chal­leng­ing hik­ing trails or stroll up the river to the first pool for a quick dip. GPS: S24.26511 E16.23903

Con­tact: 021 422 3761; 101 Büll­sPort One of the old­est guest farms in the area, 110 km from Ses­riem. Bull’s Head camp­site R230 p.p. You can also book the ex­clu­sive Old Po­lice Sta­tion camp­site for R1 230 per night (max­i­mum 10 peo­ple). Dou­ble room from R2 730 (DB&B). They also have big­ger rooms. En­quire about dis­counts for SADC res­i­dents, 4x4 trails, game drives, horse rides and guided hikes. The restau­rant serves all meals and tea. GPS: S24.14889 E16.36306

Con­tact: 00 264 63 293 371; buell­ MALTAHÖHE 102 Maltahöhe Ho­tel This his­tor­i­cal ho­tel is full of sto­ries – don’t get stuck at the bar for too long! They have 24 dou­ble rooms at R1 150 per night (B&B). Sin­gle rooms R700 per night (B&B). GPS: S24.84558 E16.97965 Con­tact: 00 264 63 293 013 ( Wil­lie); mal­ta­hoe­he­ho­ 103 Ôa Hera Camp­site At the west­ern edge of town, as you turn in from the C14/ C19 in­ter­sec­tion. Camp­ing R70 p.p. There’s free In­ter­net avail­able and a su­perb cu­rio/ lo­cal art shop on site. Meals are also avail­able. GPS: S24.84425 E16.97351 Con­tact: 00 264 81 215 2595 (Brian); oa­ 104 Die Pap­pot In the main road at the west­ern edge of town. The friendly own­ers can give you all sorts of travel ad­vice. Their shop is well stocked with pre­serves, rusks and bil­tong. Camp­ing R90 p.p. Room with air con­di­tion­ing R300 p.p. shar­ing. Room with­out air con­di­tion­ing R250 p.p. shar­ing. Room rates in­clude break­fast – it’s a bar­gain! GPS: S24.84416 E16.97508 Con­tact: 00 264 63 293 397; 00 264 81 271 9414 (Hen­dri­ette); pap­ 105 Elim Oa­sis On a farm (in other words, don’t com­plain when the rooster crows in the morn­ing!) about 4 km east of town next to the C36. Ac­com­mo­da­tion R230 p.p., in­clud­ing break­fast. Camp­ing R100 p.p. You can also just pop in to buy some bil­tong. GPS: S24.82931 E17.01752

Con­tact: 00 264 63 293 030 (Riëtte/Kassie); MARIENTAL 106 Bas­tion Farm­yard About 15 km north of Mariental, on a wheat and mielie farm. Each of the four stands has its own ablu­tion fa­cil­ity. Camp­ing R135 per adult; R85 per child aged 6 – 18. Self-cater­ing from R600 per night (two peo­ple) to R1 000 per night (four peo­ple). B&B from R800 per night for two peo­ple to R1 400 per night for four peo­ple. Meat and fire­wood (R30 per bag) avail­able. There’s a cof­fee shop/farm stall on site – they even have In­ter­net! GPS: S24.51375 E17.92595 Con­tact: 00 264 81 274 5574 (Salomé); bas­tion­farm­ 107 Lapa Lange Game Lodge Fol­low the M29 south-east of Mariental for about 34 km. There’s a water­hole where you can watch game. Camp­ing (with power) R200 per adult; chil­dren get a 50 % dis­count. Lux­ury sa­fari tent R750 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). Other rooms from R1 390 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). GPS: S24.80571 E18.18860 Con­tact: 00 264 63 241 801 (Eileen); gamelod­ge­ 108 Kala­hari Anib Lodge This lodge is 30 km east of Mariental along the C20. It’s an ex­cel­lent place to camp. Camp­ing R175 p.p. (max­i­mum six peo­ple per stand). B&B from R1 069 p.p. shar­ing. Chil­dren get a dis­count. SADC dis­count with a Gond­wana Card ( gond­ GPS: S24.43030 E18.10051 Con­tact: 00 264 63 240 529; gond­wana-col­lec­ STAMPRIET 109 Kala­hari Farm­house Camp­ing R160 p.p. (max­i­mum 10 peo­ple per stand). B&B from R1 211 p.p. shar­ing. You get a dis­count with a Gond­wana Card ( gond­ GPS: S24.33757 E18.40091 Con­tact: 00 264 61 230 066;

gond­wana-col­lec­ 110 Stampriet His­tor­i­cal Guest­house On a kop­pie, with a pretty view over the small town of Stampriet. Spe­cial B&B rates for SADC res­i­dents. Dou­ble room R1 210 per night. Sin­gle room R730 per night. Fam­ily room (sleeps four to five peo­ple) R1 760 per night. GPS: S24.34654 E18.40182 Con­tact: 00 264 63 260 013;

stam­pri­etguest­ GOCHAS 111 Wild­moor Na­ture Camp Wild­moor is about 20 km north of Gochas on the C15. You can camp on the lawn at the farm­stead (with ac­cess to power) or across the road next to the lime­stone cliffs. En­quire about camp­ing wild in the dunes (no fa­cil­i­ties). Camp­ing R120 p.p. (in­cludes fire­wood). GPS: S24.71773 E18.69789 Con­tact: 00 264 81 127 6282 (Fran­cois); wild­ 112 Auob Coun­try Lodge It’s 6 km north of Gochas next to the C15. Camp­ing R155 p.p. B&B from R794 p.p. shar­ing. There’s a swim­ming pool, a restau­rant and a lapa, and you can walk in the ad­ja­cent dunes. GPS: S24.82040 E18.77362 Con­tact: 00 264 61 374 750;

113 Stoney’s Coun­try Ho­tel This ho­tel is a small oa­sis in the desert and the heart­beat of Gochas. Camp­ing (with power points) R100 p.p. Rooms from R400 p.p. shar­ing (break­fast in­cluded). GPS: S24.85900 E18.81075 Con­tact: 00 264 63 250 237; 114 Red Dune Camp Sit­u­ated 35 km south of Gochas on the C15. You can camp on top of a red dune, with your own pri­vate open-air shower and toi­let, as well as a braai un­der an awning. R400 per night for four peo­ple; R100 p.p. ex­tra. You can also book a tent with two sin­gle beds for R500 per night (bed­ding R100 ex­tra). Guest room R500 per night. Self­ca­ter­ing tent with a dou­ble bed R450 per night. GPS: S25.13002 E18.94918

Con­tact: 00 264 63 250 164; (Ni­co­lette); 00 264 81 421 0927;

red­ ARANOS & KALA­HARI 115 Out­post Sa­faris About 130 km south-east of Aranos on the M39 gravel road. Pre­vi­ously known as Buitepos Sa­faris.

The sa­fari camp sleeps 14 peo­ple and it has a braai, a lapa and a jacuzzi with a view of a water­hole. En suite tents R400 p.p. Bun­ga­low R800 p.p. Dune House (sleeps six) R4 000 per night.

The Out­post Lodge has four lux­ury rooms and other units. R2 500 p.p. shar­ing. Rate in­cludes three meals and beverages. GPS: S24.67284 E19.98535 Con­tact: 00 264 81 127 3696 (Frances); 00 264 81 149 0007 (Matty); francescoet­zer@icloud. com; www.out­ BETTA & DUWISIB 116 NamibRand Fam­ily Hide­out A farm­house and two camp­sites 30 km north-west of Betta. See page 70 for more in­for­ma­tion and rates. 117 Betta Rest Camp Betta is a tiny place, but it does have a shop and a fill­ing sta­tion. Camp­sites have an awning and a deck. The kiosk stocks all the ne­ces­si­ties like ice cream and wine. Camp­ing R110 per adult; half-price for chil­dren un­der 12. Self-cater­ing chalets R380 p.p. or R670 p.p. (DB&B). GPS: S25.38267 E16.42327

Con­tact: 00 264 81 477 3992 (René); 118 Duwisib Guest Farm On the doorstep of Duwisib Cas­tle. Self-cater­ing units (sleep four each) from R960 per night for two peo­ple; R600 sin­gle sup­ple­ment. Each units has linen, tow­els, a kitchen and a braai. Dou­ble room R960 p.p. shar­ing (DB&B). Camp­ing R120 p.p. per night. The meals are delicious, and there’s a swim­ming pool. GPS: S25.25726 E16.54172

Con­tact: 00 264 63 293 344 (Chris­tian); 00 264 81 354 3619 (Call this cell­phone num­ber if the land­line isn’t work­ing.); www.far­m­ 119 Duwisib Cas­tle This NWR camp is next to the cas­tle. Camp­ing R150 p.p. (max­i­mum eight peo­ple per stand). Dou­ble room R880 p.p. shar­ing (B&B). En­try to the cas­tle: R60 p.p. GPS: S25.25726 E16.54172 Con­tact: 013 751 2220 (NWR); reser­va­ 120 Spit­skoppe Cas­tle Guest Farm This farm is about 63 km from Maltahöhe. You might see game like ze­bra, spring­bok and gems­bok. Camp­ing R100 p.p. (with power and hot wa­ter). Guest rooms R450 p.p., in­clud­ing break­fast. Self-cater­ing op­tions from R150 p.p. These are the 2016 rates ­– we could not get a hold of them to con­firm 2017 rates. GPS: S25.16453 E16.87820

Con­tact: 00 264 63 293 207 (Abie); 00 264 81 261 5813;


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