Reviews of Sinclair Guest Farm
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Sinclair Guest House
We enjoyed this very much. The owner was very welcoming and it was interesting to hear her history and views on Namibia.
She advised us to go for a walk to the old copper mine after afternoon tea. The other guests were German so we practised our language skills! It was good to all sit around the table together at dinner and breakfast.
Sinclair guest farm & Taso - excellent
A wonderful spot. We were here only one night but would have loved to have stayed longer.
We took a walk out to the old copper mine ably guided there and back by Taso the sheepdog. Taso was very patient with us and while we dawdled enjoying the view he would wait for us in some convenient shady spot. Taso also showed us how sheepdogs round up animals, however the farms horses didn't understand this principle and just watched Taso to see how he was going to achieve his aim if they weren't going to budge. So it was all a bit of a standoff and Taso gave it up as a bad job. And tried again on our return journey in case the horses had changed their minds and were a bit more willing, they weren't.
The rooms are as you would expect from a guest farm, and were comfortable with a little veranda overlooking the gardens. Very relaxing.
Again we were the only guests staying and we ate our meals with Hannelore who filled us in on her family's history on the farm and the challenges of farming in Namibia. We spent a very enjoyable evening with her. A place we would love to go back to again. It was a very convenient stop-over between Luderitz and Tok Tokkie.
To stay on a farm was a privilege.
We were met by Hannelore, the charming owner, and given tea.
We all loved it here.
The rooms were comfortable, very good bathrooms.
Lovely afternoon tea, with homemade cake.
Delicious home made dinner, all guests ate together around a table, with the owner. It felt as though we were visiting friends.
The staff were all delightful.
Hannelore told us that Expert Africa are the best tour company she deals with.
Sinclair Guest Farm review
An interesting stopover on our way to Sossusvlei.
Hannelore was happy to share her local knowledge with us, and we learned a lot. We had a good walk to the copper mine accompanied by Tassou!
A real piece of Namibia.
We were the only guests and Hannelore, the owners wife, was away so we had our meals with Gunther by the fire.
Very interesting evening and we increased our Namibian knowledge considerably.
All the meal had come from produce/animals on the farm.
Also heard our first 'click' language from the Nama tribe lady who cooked our dinner!
Found the farm easily and enjoyed afternoon tea in the open air
Walk to the mine which we managed to miss but this was more than made up for by watching the sun go down at the same time that the moon was rising.
Lovely home made food in the excellent company of the owner - we learned so much about Namibia
Sinclair Guest Farm - great family dog
A tip for self drivers, DO ASK your host when you leave about the next available fuel supply, we missed the Canon Roadhouse fuel as we saw no sign for the garage.
The next fuel on the map was at GOAGEB but the reserve light came on 30km before we got there. The garage was derelict, no fuel for another 30km at BETHANIEN!!! We just made it and fueled up thankfully.
A very warm welcome from Mildred, Hanalore's newest recruit, who provided us with a most welcome cold beer. Tea at 4 pm with Hanalore who loves talking to her visitors, then a walk to the mine with the dog leading, unfortunately he led us in the wrong direction so we decided to visit the old copper mine the next day before we left, well worth the 6km walk.
Food was excellent both in the evening and breakfast the following morning.
Great stopover, with good food
Made to feel very welcome and had some lovely homemade food.
Rooms fairly basic, but clean.
Home hospitality in beautiful terrain
We arrived around 4.30 pm - in time for a walk up to the disused copper-mine, returning as the sun set over the farm and its surrounding hills. Hannelore, the owner, had - in common with all other dinner hosts on our trip - not realized that Anni was a vegetarian (it seems that alerts by the intermediate booking agents never became registered). However, we brought the subject up on arrival and she was able to adapt well.
Our room was spacious and well-equipped - with a view in three directions from its position at the end of the farm's detached guest wing. We ate dinner at a communal, round table in the main farmhouse with Hannelore and two other guests - a couple from Belgium. The food was good and the chat stimulating. Among other stories we extracted from Hannelore (born and bred on the farm) was the sad tale of the white, now-deceased orphan goat, No-mama, and his surviving, disconsolate life-companion - an unnamed white sheep, prominently on the periphery of the farm's black karakuls.
One of the charms of Namibia is the variety of its landcape. We had driven up to Sinclair from the arid, but spectacular terrain around Fish River Canyon - with a detour via Aus, to see the not-so-wild, tourist-bus-licking, feral horses of Garub Pan. As we drove up the C13, the red road traversed scattered purplish mountains on a yellowish grass plain, under a blue sky. The mix of terrain and the combination of hues gave an other-worldly feel, difficult to describe or capture satisfactorily on camera. The Sinclair farm is surrounded by such scenery and it is was not hard to appreciate why Hannelore had chosen to remain at a birthplace so remote from conurbation.
Sinclair Guest Farm review
Friendly hosts. Excellent food and plentiful.Read more about the whole safari