Hobatere Lodge




The ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy, home of Hobatere Lodge, is situated on the western border of Etosha National Park, a short distance from the Galton Gate. This jewel of a lodge in its idyllic setting has earned it the nickname of “Little Etosha” due to its location and bounteous wildlife.

Upon entering the gates, you will immediately sense the tranquil ambiance of this quiet corner of the world. The drive to the lodge from this point is a mere 16 kilometres, however, based on the road conditions it can take a little time to navigate. This is the perfect opportunity to take your foot off the accelerator and look for the abundant game that inhabits this area while you drive through the spectacular bushveld and riverine vegetation.

You will be welcomed into the heart of this lodge with warm cloths to wipe away the dust of your travels and a refreshing drink while you book in and can immediately retire to your room for a well-deserved rest or enjoy any of the amenities on offer.

The name “Hobatere” translates to “find him/me” in the native Nama and is appropriate here, as the lodge peeks out of a forest of indigenous trees near a riverbed, overlooking a wide plain and a highly active waterhole. This rustic and cosy lodge will draw you into a setting of tranquillity paired with the magic of the African bushveld and savannah, where you can dine under a thatched roof or the evening stars and go to sleep to the roar of the lions.

A stay at this enchanting facility will have you put aside the stresses of life as you fall prey to the allure of Hobatere Lodge, the open spaces, incredible wildlife, friendly people, and fascinating history.



Join one of the lodge's knowledgeable rangers on a morning or afternoon game drive to explore the concession area, learn more about the plant and bird life, and admire the amazing termite mound structures among big mopane trees. If you are lucky, you might even spot a herd of elephants or our local pride of lions, while birding enthusiasts will appreciate the large variety of species. Learn about the Namibian Lion Trust and its involvement with the Hobatere lions from your guide as well.

Experience the thrill of a night drive in the concession area with the help of non-intrusive spotlights. They are the perfect opportunity to see shy nocturnal animals such as bat-eared foxes, honey badgers, genets, African wildcats, spring hares, owls, nightjars and even the elusive aardvark. The experienced guides will attempt to locate some of the secretive nocturnal animals for you to enjoy. As it can get quite chilly on an open game viewer, hot drinks will be served.

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