Khorab Lodge

Khorab Lodge: Our full report

16 rooms
Traveller's rating
Average (67%) From 9 reviews
All year

Situated just 4 km south of Otavi Khorab Lodge is a beautiful place to stop for a night and take in the wonderful location of the Central Highlands on your way to or from the key destinations like Etosha National Park or the Caprivi.

The highlight of this lodge is certainly the lush, well-kept gardens which you can admire from the veranda of one of the ten private chalets. Each one is spacious and decorated in colourful fabrics, with a double bed covered in a mosquito net. Each is furnished with a cane lounge set and all have an en-suite bathroom. The rooms are built in pairs around the lovely gardens, connected by flower lined pathways. There are fans and mosquito nets in all rooms.

As well as the ten chalets there are also four bungalows with kitchenettes and two recently built 'houses', which would be suitable for families.

The main building at Khorab Lodge comprises of a bar, a lounge with relaxing couches, a curio shop and a breakfast room, all set out under a high thatched ceiling. The lodge also has a large swimming pool and sun loungers set out on a patio area.

Meals here are varied and created using mainly local produce. Breakfast is a lovely prepared variation of home-grown vegetables and fruits as well as other additions from the area. For lunch and dinner the a la carte menu has a good selection of local game, ostrich and vegetarian meals as well as tasty desserts. In addition to the menu you can select from a range of different South African Cape wines. On request you can enjoy African braai (barbeque) under the starlit sky.

As well as the daily running of the lodge, the managers of Khorab also handle a small farm which supplies the kitchen with fresh produce such as eggs, fruit and vegetables. Khorab Lodge also supports the local surrounding farms where they can by buying goods such as game meat and cheese from them.

The lodge does not offer any activities on the premises but can arrange day trips to Etosha National Park, Hoba Meteorite, Lake Otjikoto, the museum at Tsumeb and wine tasting trips to winery in nearby Outjo.


Location: Central Highlands, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: Khorab Lodge is great for a one-night stop over when travelling between Windhoek and the Caprivi Strip.

Directions: Khorab Lodge is situated 3km south of the town of Otavi. The lodge is set back just off the main B1 road and clearly sign posted.

Accessible by: Self-drive

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Food quality: Breakfast , lunch and dinner are all a la carte, but if there are large groups staying then there may be a set menu.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Further dining info: No


Attitude towards children: Children of all ages are welcome at the Khorab Lodge.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions at Khorab.

Equipment: Cots and highchairs can be provided.

Notes: Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: There is phone and Internet access available in the central area which is free for guests.

TV & radio: There is a large flat screen TV in the bar.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care: The closest hospital is in the town of Otavi.

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Security measures: There is a guard at night and the whole property is surrounded by an electric fence.

Fire safety: extinguishers are located outside every room, and there are also fire hoses dotted around the property.


Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: A laundry service is available but it is not included.

Money: No currency exchange is available. No travellers' cheques are accepted.

Accepted payment on location: Accepted payments are local currency and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).

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