Betesda Lodge is about an hour's drive from Sesriem.
Betesda Lodge: Our full report
A friendly, welcoming place, Betesda Lodge is a Christian retreat just an hour's drive from Sesriem and offers good, inexpensive accommodation for families with small children.
Betesda Lodge has 17 twin rooms and four family rooms with lovely shaded verandas, as well as 15 camping pitches with braai facilties and hot water. The room are built in a single line with one long terrace at the front and veranda at the back, from which its sometimes possible to watch antelope such as oryx wandering past.
Communal facilities at Betesda Lodge include the stone swimming pool with its shaded sun loungers, a shady lapa/boma with braai surrounded by seats and a bar, and a curio shop. There's also a small raised terrace which gives good views over to the mountains, and is popular for watching the sunrise and the sunset.
Activities offered by Besteda Lodge include quad biking, hiking, sundowner drives to a nearby mountan and trips to Sossusvlei in an air conditioned 4x4. (NB: It’s essential that you read the Quadbike warning in the ‘Health & Safety’ section below for our comments on insurance issues regarding this activity.) The lodge can also book scenic flights and hot air ballooning, as well as a tour of the Neuras Winery.
Ideal length of stay: 2-3 nights
Directions: Betesda Lodge is located 5km along the D854 from the turnoff from the C19, 40km from Sesriem.
Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Half Board
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Betesda Lodge.
Property’s age restrictions: There are no ages restrictions at Betesda Lodge.
Notes: Children should be under parental supervision at all times.
Power supply: Solar Power
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: No
Quadbike warning: quad-biking is sometimes available as an activity from Betesda Lodge. As with any potentially dangerous activity, it’s vital that you take responsibility for ensuring that you have adequate travel insurance prior to getting involved. Be aware that some insurances cover quad-bike activities only for bikes with lower engine ratings: check such clauses particularly carefully before you get on a bike.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Disabled access: On Request