Posted on July 3, 2017 by Tasha Eygelaar -
Namib Dune Star Camp
Namib Dune Star Camp is situated on the crest of ancient sand dunes overlooking the spectacular landscape of the Namib Desert. It harboured flora and fauna in its sands and called the soft mist from the ocean to sustain them. It even welcomed the diamonds that had washed down the Orange River and into the Atlantic into its generous arms.
Best described as a soft adventure camp, Namib Dune Star Camp offers the thrill of being out in the desert yet provides luxuries like soft beds and hot showers…
Accommodation at Namib Dune Star Camp
The Camp is an eco-friendly camp where careful consideration has been taken in the design and construction to ensure that it leaves a minimum footprint. The intimate camp has nine cabins, with a fair distance between them.
Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom, a large bedroom and a spacious deck. Solar panels on the cabins provide hot water and lights. The rooms are equipped with a double bed that can be wheeled out for a night under the southern skies. An additional non-moveable single bed makes the cabin a perfect home for either families or friends. Extra bedding is supplied for those cooler winter nights under the stars… Hot water and electricity is limited and no fan, air conditioning or plug points (power sockets) are available. This means that guests are required to step lightly in the desert environment and be mindful of the resources.
The central area’s wide deck has unrivaled vistas and is the ideal place to have a sun-downer as the sun bathes the landscape in gold. Sunset is followed by a delicious dinner under a blanket of twinkling stars. Enjoy the relaxed ambience while cooling off at the pool, watching the gemsbok arrive at the waterhole. Escape from the world with the walking trails into the dunes.
We regret that the Namib Dune Star Camp is not suitable for children aged 12 years or younger…
Posted on June 6, 2017 by Tasha Eygelaar -
Epako Safari Lodge
Epako Safari Lodge is one of Africa’s finest and most exclusive game reserves. The Lodge is located in a beautiful mountainous setting of the Erongo mountains. As such it lies in the heart of northern Namibia, bordering the renowned Damaraland region. It is conveniently located midway between Windhoek, Swakopmund and the Etosha National Park.
To stay at Epako is a taste of Namibia at its finest! Set within a breathtaking 11,000 hectare private reserve, Epako has an atmosphere of stylish sophistication yet is elegantly down to earth.
Accommodation at Epako Safari Lodge:
All of Epako Lodge accommodations are of very high standard, luxuriously appointed in an African style. Each room features its own private furnished terrace overlooking the gardens or Namibian bush. All rooms have air conditioning, bathroom, mini-bar, satellite television and telephone.
Relax here in total peace and quiet or join in with other guests at the outside terrace and dining area, which overlooks a waterhole – it is an ideal spot to watch the animals come to drink. Enjoy your meal inside or outside. A combination of Namibian and French cuisine is served daily with specially picked South African wines.
Activities at Epako:
An abundance of activities await you…
Experience a wide variety of animals at the heart of their natural wildlife sanctuary. Visit numerous and well preserved Bushman rock art sites. Take a bush walk or experience Cheetah’s up close in the Cheetah rehabilitation boma. With many animals and 170 bird species Epako’s 11,000 hectare bushveld private game reserve ensures that their guests get an exceptional experience of Namibia’s untamed wilderness.
Offering afternoon safari game drives and/or bush walks, the friendly and attentive guides will impart age old stories and interesting facts about the wildlife, birds, plants and trees and the local geological formations and features.
The reserve is home to two of Africa’s “Big 5”, namely white rhino and leopard. Other key species of interest include spotted hyaena, cheetah, Damara dik dik, Hartmans Mountain zebra and bat eared foxes.
Posted on June 2, 2017 by Tasha Eygelaar -
Dawsons Game & Trout Lodge
Set in a spectacular, natural setting near Badplaas, Dawson’s is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed stopover between the Kruger National Park and the scenic delights of KwaZulu Natal. It offers charming accommodation, good food and friendly service. Dawson’s is also a perfect romantic retreat, weekend getaway or relaxing hideaway.
Set between Machadodorp and Barberton at the end of a scenic, secluded valley, the reserve is a beautiful place of paradise occupying 5500 acres where trout dams and herds of game can be found. Guests can enjoy sun-downers while admiring herds of Zebra, Eland, Wildebeest, Springbok and Impala.
Accommodation at Dawsons
At Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge they offer accommodation ranging from the fully inclusive pampered hospitality of the Lodge to the secluded self-catering Homestead and the Crooked Creekside Cottage. At the original Dawsons home you will find the reception, 3 lounges, dining room, library and bar. The rich décor and veranda with its stunning view creates an unforgettable African ambiance.
The Lodge provides eight rooms, all of which are decorated in an African colonial theme creating a comfortable and stylish place. Every room offers a large Victorian style en-suite bathroom with a big bathtub, a spacious shower as well as heated towel rails. The room’s fireplaces provide warmth and coziness during the cooler months of the year.
The dining room at the lodge reflects an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. Guests have the choice of enjoying breakfast and lunch in the privacy of their hotel rooms or the dining room. An unforgettable and mouth-watering dinner is served in the outdoor boma around an open log fire, African style.
Romantic picnic baskets for lunch can be booked on request whereby guests may enjoy it anywhere within the wildlife reserve. There is also a variety of activities on offer if you feel the need to be active – archery, fishing in one of the dams, quad bike rides or a walking trail up to the waterfall. Spa treatments are available but needs to be pre-booked.