Sinclair Guest Farm

Reviews of Sinclair Guest Farm

Good(88%) From 31 travellers
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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.B & Dr.T - London
Arrived on: 11-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sinclair Guest Farm Review

The hosts Hannelore and Gunther were very kind and hospitable, offering refreshments, and delicious apple cake when we arrived.
Very pretty farmstead in beautiful location. Friendly dog who directed us to the front door!

The other guests were all German speaking but our hosts made a real point of talking to us in English and including us in the conversations over drinks and dinner.

Food was home cooked, hearty and solidly Germanic! (Former vegetarians beware).
Fascinating to look around the old copper mine on the farm.
The swimming pool did not appear to be in use (other than as an overflow for the water tank)

I think some of the finishing touches in the room were a little tired and could be rejuvenated eg pillows and duvets were very thin and we were slightly cold at night. Towels were small. Needs to keep up with what other guest farms are offering now.

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Mr and Mrs B - London
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Good
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Farm Stay with Heart

We felt very welcome here. Host(ess) was obviously making genuine effort to make people feel at home.
Rooms comfortable.

Food at evening meal was Superb. All home cooked and home prepared. Ditto breakfast, with home made cheese as well as jam, etc.

We climbed the mountain here too - a high spot of our trip.

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Mr & Mrs L from Berkshire
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A good place to break the journey overnight

Very strong German atmosphere. We enjoyed the drive around the farm to see the old copper mine and we had a beautiful sunset and sundowner.

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Mr. & Mrs R from Alford, Lincs
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

Lovely hosts. Made to feel really welcome. Would liked to have stayed longer.

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Yellow Canaries from Reading
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

This was a mixed experience. We were given a very friendly welcome and Peter could not have been a better host, joining us at dinner and, although most of the guests (like him) were German-speaking, he spent a lot of time talking to us in English about Namibia. Food was excellent and this was an enjoyable evening..

However the accommodation was poor. It had no heating, and although we were told it was going to be a frosty night, we had only a thin duvet on the bed. We were told they had no hot water bottles. We slept fully clothed. The pillows were thin and inadequate.

I also prefer a loo door that seals, not one made of venetian slats. A small point but.....

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Mr B & Mrs C Flamingo
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

Plain, but clean and tidy accommodation.

The owner, Peter, was a good host, and the food was good.

It was a pleasant change to stay on a farmstead; the night sky and the walk to the old copper mine were memorable.

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The Lanner Falcons from Surrey
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Family members

Please warn potential guests that there is no signboard for Sinclair when approaching from the south on C13, so it's easy to miss. Not a problem for us since we wanted to go into Helmeringhausen, further up the C13 anyway, to fill up the tank - bad move since there had been no unleaded fuel there for a week. The people in the petrol station / shop pointed us back the way we had come and, sure enough, there's a large sign to the farm from that direction.

We were the only 4 guests at Sinclair that day, so were really lucky to receive undivided attention - invited to eat with Hannelore for dinner and breakfast - we experienced the real family treatment. The food was really goodand the wine was a bargain, we especially enjoyed the home-made breakfast components . Hannelore tells us that she and Gunther (who we didn't meet) were concentrating on the farm and have handed over running the guest facilities to their daughter and son-in-law, but they were in Windhoek for a holiday.

The rooms are adequate for a single night's stay - not luxurious, but clean and well sized.

The remains of the copper mine are fascinating and Hannelore was a wealth of information about it's history. We have a few rock samples (taken with full permission) as reminders of our stay. We weren't able to try anything else.

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The Hornbills from Ffestiniog - Wales
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

As a guest farm and stop on the way Sinclair Farm was good.

The reception from the owner was very friendly and welcoming. She was very helpful in advising us on a walk before dinner.

The family service at the evening meal was also very friendly, and the food was homely, but very enjoyable.

The rooms are a little tired and dated now, but that is a minor criticism.

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Mr & Mrs L from Lewes
Arrived on: 30-Jan-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sinclair Guest Farm review

Sinclair Guest Farm gave us a refreshing and enjoyably different experience from being in lodges and camps. Comfortable rooms and good food, and we made the tiring but interesting walk out to the copper mine.

The Hoffmans have now stepped back from running the guest side day to day, though we had a pleasant chat with Hannelore. It is their son in law Peter who we spoke to mostly and ate with (his wife we saw only briefly), and he was very interesting to talk to about the difficulties of farming in this climate, of what daily life involves with young children there, and a lot of useful context about Namibia's economy and recent history as well.

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Mr F & Mrs V - Kent
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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A touch of Europe in Africa

A very good place for an overnight stop and surprising in its beauty as a working farm. A very lush and colourful garden sits in front of the main house making a cool and shady area for relaxing with numerous birds flying and walking around you.

Rooms are somewhat old-fashioned but clean and comfortable. Meals are eaten at the main house with the family and are good home cooking.

A very good tour of the farm in the afternoon guided by Peter is to be recommended.

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