Reviews of Sinclair Guest Farm
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A big disappointment
The quality of this accommodation was a real disappointment and the worst we had during our eighteen days in Namibia. The room looked as if it hadn't been upgraded since the sixties and was very basic. We didn't receive much of a welcome when we arrived and dinner was poor.
We felt that the owner had lost interest and was just going through the motions. We had coffee at the small hotel in Helmeringhausen and wished we had used that as an overnight stop on our way to Fish River Canyon
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Run by Frau Hoffman, who is a very nice lady of mature years. Great cook, and very interesting to talk to.
Just one night there but I remember it well because of the interesting conversations with Frau Hoffman.
No pool, which was disappointing. I wouldn't stay here other than as an overnight staging post. Perfectly adequate. There is a sadness about the place, a fading aura of what was once a thriving farm. I do hope things turn out well for Frau Hoffman and her husband.
Quaint place, lovely welcome
This easily found lodge is a welcome break between Fish River and Sossuvlei area. It is on a working farm about 3km from the main road and very well signposted.
We were met with juice upon arrival and introduced to the owner, a delightful lady of German/Namibian descent. She provided a fascinating insight into life in Namibia and also ate dinner and breakfast with us (we were the only guests on the night we stayed). the food I thought was excellent, home cooked and plentiful.
We had a lovely walk as the sun set over the mountains and then spent an evening at dinner. The rooms are basic but perfectly well equipped. The thing that was lovely here was how dark it was at night. It was literally pitch black in the room with the lights off and we had a wonderful night's sleep. Could quite happily have stayed here longer.
Good overnight stopping place
We received a very warm welcome from Hannelore, and an excellent meal with her and the only other two guests.
We had a nice walk out to the old copper mine at sunset, and learned a great deal from Hannelore about the history of the mining in the area, the railway to Luderitz, and the current issues associated with foreign prospecting for rare earths.
The only reason we have marked the rooms and facilities as good, rather than excellent, is that by comparison to other places they were slightly dated - they were, however, perfectly adequate, light, airy and clean.
A good place to stay for one night to break a long drive.
Interesting stay, hearing about life on the farm and the history of the farm.
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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.
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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!