Sinclair Guest Farm

Reviews of Sinclair Guest Farm

Good(88%) From 31 travellers
Excellent
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 31 of our travellers who have visited Sinclair Guest Farm, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr C & Mrs L - Kent
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

This was one of the most memorable stops on our trip thanks to Hannelore. Welcoming, and with a wealth of knowledge on Namibia, its history, politics and the realities of running a remote farmstead.

Lovely evening walk from the farm to an old copper mine. Recommended.

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Ms N & Mr S - Bristol
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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An over night stop with an added bonus

On arriving at Sinclair Guest Farm we discovered we had a puncture. An enquiry to our host about where to get it fixed produced 2 helpful men who removed and repaired the tyre almost immediately. The highlight of the stay was watching them immerse the tyre in the pool to located the puncture. Namibian hospitality and ingenuity at its best!

The homemade food for the evening meal and breakfast was delicious and the welcome warm. We didn't quite make it to the Copper Mine after fixing the tyre, but the walk across the fields at sunset was lovely.

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Mr G & Mrs S - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Average
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

En route to Sinclair Guest Farm, we stopped at Helmerinhausen Hotel for a bar lunch - very good.

A very warm welcome with excellent food. The farm dog led us to the abandoned copper mine - a 45 minute walk each way. Food was really good here and sunset on the surrounding hills memorable.

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

The room was spartan with no heating. Temperatures fell below zero at night so it was very cold.

. However the warm welcome from Hannah and Taso made up for it. Hannah's food was some of the nicest we had, especially the huge range of home made products at breakfast (8 jams!) It was nice to be able to walk safely without a guide. It was lovely that Hannah sat and ate and chatted with us during the meals.

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Miss. T & Mr B - London
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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very pleasant

This farm can not be faulted for its service BUT as it is a small lodge they expect all guests to sit and eat together for meals. This was very uncomfortable especially as the other clients were non English speaking. Thus the whole time the manager was translating from German or English to make conversation.

It would be much better to allow the clients to sit on ther own if they wish especially if they speak different languages.

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Mr & Mrs F - Lancashire
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Good
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

The room was comfortable and suitable for an overnight stop. There was coffee and cookies on request. It's a very pretty place but not a great deal to do other than visit the nearby copper mine.

Meals are taken around one table, so if the other guests are all the same nationality, conversation can be limited or non-existent.

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Ms. F - Essex
Arrived on: 11-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

This was so different as it was so small, but clean, basic and you ate with the hostess, Christine who was charming.

We learnt a lot about the local area from her and ate traditional Namibian country food.

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Mr I & Mrs A - France
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

The Sinclair Guest Farm was our first experience of the more informal accommodation that Namibia has to offer and proved to be a very positive one. We would definitely go back and stay there again for more than one night. The farm house was surrounded by a stunning show of flowers and a beautifully kept garden.

Taso the border collie and Christine the manager gave us a warm welcome. Afternoon tea and homemade cake was on offer within an hour of our arrival. We then walked up to the old mine with Taso to guide us there and back.

The dinner we had was one of the best meals I had on my whole trip to Namibia, all home cooked and delicious.

Christine ate dinner with us and was very informative about life in modern day Namibia and many other subjects. Top class.

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Mrs & Mr R - Hampshire
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Sinclair Guest Farm review

We arrived about 2.30pm and were given a very polite but not a very warm welcome. We were given a drink and left to our own devices until 4pm. This was difficult as we had been given a double room and not a twin, so wanted to be moved but had to wait until 4pm when tea and cake was served, to ask for a swap to a twin room which was done without any problem. Other guests then arrived and the hosts became very chatty, and tea and cakes were flowing.

We took the walk to the old copper mine with a German couple before supper which filled in time.

The evening meal was okay, and Hannelore was very interesting to talk to. However it was an odd set up and Hannelore sat with us and poured wine but didn't eat, despite the fact that everyone was seated around a communal table. It was a little forced with 2 other German couples staying at the farm - it was all perfectly charming but not very relaxing - one night was sufficient

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

Had trouble deciding between good and excellent as the rooms although clean were a little dated. However, Hannelore's excellent, and to us, slightly offbeat food and informative chats made the rooms of little consequence.

I would have loved to stay longer.

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