PLACES TO STAY CENTRAL NAMIBIA
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; tsauchab.com 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; neuraswines.com 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; www.nwr.com.na 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; buellsport.com 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); maltahoehehotel.com 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); firstname.lastname@example.org 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); email@example.com 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); firstname.lastname@example.org 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); bastionfarmyard.com 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); gamelodgenamibia.com 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 ( gondwana-card.com). GPS: S24.43030 E18.10051 Contact: 00 264 63 240 529; gondwana-collection.com 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 ( gondwana-card.com). GPS: S24.33757 E18.40091 Contact: 00 264 61 230 066;
gondwana-collection.com 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;
stamprietguesthouse.com 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); email@example.com 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; gochashotel.com 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;
reddunecamp.com 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.outpost.com.na 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); firstname.lastname@example.org 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.farmduwisib.com 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); email@example.com 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;
Red Dune Camp