Sinclair Guest Farm

Reviews of Sinclair Guest Farm

Good(88%) From 33 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 33 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 S & Ms R - Surrey
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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.

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Ms P & Mr R - Pasadena
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

Friendly hosts. Excellent food and plentiful.

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Mr C & Mrs L - Kent
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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:
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Average
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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