Southern Namibia

Top 15 hotels and places to stay in Southern Namibia

To the east of Mariental, on the Kalahari side, there are several excellent lodges and guest farms. Listed below are some of our favorite places to stay.
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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

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The tranquil, owner-run Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch stands in the red Kalahari dunes between Hardap and Stampriet. Initially ...More about Bagatelle Game Ranch

Excellent  90%
(181 reviews)

A lovely ranch. Nice reception, dining area. Highlight was the dinner which was excellent. Rooms were fine, somewhat basic but suited us grand and the four of us were ... Bagatelle Game Ranch reviews...

Eningu Clayhouse

Eningu Clayhouse

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The distinctive Eningu Clayhouse Lodge stands in a bush savannah environment of the Namibian Kalahari. A little over an hour's ...More about Eningu Clayhouse

Good  89%
(60 reviews)

We only stayed one night but were very glad we did. Delightful hostess Bettina. Attractive quirky design. Nice pool. Lots of marked hiking trails - if you want you can ... Eningu Clayhouse reviews...

Central Lodge

Central Lodge

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True to its name, Central Lodge is centrally located in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop. A small oasis in otherwise ...More about Central Lodge

Good  71%
(59 reviews)

The lodge is located very centrally in Keetmanshoop, which makes it easy to do some shopping. Otherwise, it was a bit basic, but the service was very friendly. Central Lodge reviews...

Kalahari Anib Lodge

Kalahari Anib Lodge

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Kalahari Anib Lodge is situated 24km east of Hardap, along the C20 towards Stampriet, and is a friendly oasis in the heart of ...More about Kalahari Anib Lodge

Excellent  90%
(35 reviews)

We spent one night at Kalahari Anib Lodge on our drive from Windhoek to the Fish River Lodge. It was welcoming and fun. Our room was small, but clean and artfully decorated... Kalahari Anib Lodge reviews...

Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge

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Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge stands in its own 40km2 private game reserve some 70km north of Mariental, making it a very convenient ...More about Kalahari Red Dunes

Excellent  93%
(30 reviews)

Our view: 8/10. Very nice lodges, good setting, lovely and quiet (only 8 guests!), very nice staff, especially Henry, the manager, and good food. Not enough animals to see ... Kalahari Red Dunes reviews...

Dabis Guest Farm

Dabis Guest Farm

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Dabis Guest Farm is situated about 10km north of the small town of Helmeringhausen, surrounded by a limestone plateau in the ...More about Dabis Guest Farm

Excellent  94%
(25 reviews)

ex stay made us very welcome farm tour was excellent dinner was from all food produced on farm and ex didn't use pool as it looked a little murky Dabis Guest Farm reviews...

Kalahari Bush Breaks

Kalahari Bush Breaks

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Situated between the cattle outpost of Gobabis, at the centre of Namibia's cattle farming area, and the border with Botswana ...More about Kalahari Bush Breaks

Good  82%
(17 reviews)

Although the owner was away, our host made us most welcome, was friendly & eager to please. We had a beautifully designed room with a lovely verandah where we could sit ... Kalahari Bush Breaks reviews...

Hotel Helmeringhausen

Hotel Helmeringhausen

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Hotel Helmeringhausen lies in the small town of Helmeringhausen in southern Namibia. It is an eccentric little hotel which forms ...More about Hotel Helmeringhausen

Good  73%
(16 reviews)

Hotel Helmeringhausen was a stop on the way for us, but a surprisingly lovely stay. It has a beautiful garden to sit outside the rooms, with really interesting birds ... Hotel Helmeringhausen reviews...

Namtib Desert Lodge

Namtib Desert Lodge

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Namtib Desert Lodge is located just off the D707 – one of southern Namibia’s most scenic roads. It is part of the Namtib Biosphere ...More about Namtib Desert Lodge

Good  87%
(11 reviews)

A good place for a stop over Somewhat authoritarian eg You will start dinner when we are all ready as a single group Namtib Desert Lodge reviews...

Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp

Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp

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Suricate Kalahari Tented Camp is located in the 100km2 Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve in the Namibian Kalahari. Despite its ...More about Suricate Tented Camp

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

Magnificent place with great outlooks. Food great as well. Bushman tour was a highlight. Suricate Tented Camp reviews...

Kalahari Farmhouse

Kalahari Farmhouse

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The attractive, colonial-style Kalahari Farmhouse lies some 60km northeast of the Namibian town of Mariental, in the Kalahari Desert...More about Kalahari Farmhouse

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

Very cold open fire in the room but chimney smoked very badly Chalets dark Kalahari Farmhouse reviews...

Kanaan Desert Retreat

Kanaan Desert Retreat

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Deep in the Namib Desert, and bordering the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Kanaan Desert Retreat sits on a 300km2 private reserve...More about Kanaan Desert Retreat

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

Situated in awesome setting, really enjoyed early morning drive to their private vlei and evening drive to the dunes. Observing their 2 cheetahs in "rehab" very interesting... Kanaan Desert Retreat reviews...

Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge

Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge

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Camelthorn Kalahari Lodge lies within the private 100km2 Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve, surrounded by the deep-red sands ...More about Camelthorn Kalahari

Otjimbondona Kalahari

Otjimbondona Kalahari

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On the edge of the Namibian Kalahari in a 30km2 private reserve, Otjimbondona Kalahari is a luxurious lodge in a convenient location, ...More about Otjimbondona

Zebra Kalahari Lodge

Zebra Kalahari Lodge

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Deep in the Namibian Kalahari within the 100km2 Intu Afrika Kalahari Game Reserve is Zebra Kalahari Lodge. The flagship property ...More about Zebra Kalahari Lodge

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