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The Elegant Farmstead

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“sundowner drive”(6 reviews)
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
3 Star Hotel
ELEGANCE, TRANQUILITY AND WILDLIFE. The fusion of old and new at The Elegant Farmstead allows you to indulge in a refreshingly different experience. From the outside it has the typical old farmstead look and feel. As for the inside the thoughtful touches and elegant interior give it a...
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D2012 | Okahandjia, Okahandja 9000, Namibia
70.3 km to Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
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All reviewssundowner drivegravel roadlast nightnice poolmain buildingwine cellariced teaplace to stayperfect placestayed longerfarm stylecold clothan easy driveone night staygood sizefarm animalsfeel welcome
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

After a longe drive we were welcomed by the very friendly staff with cold drinks and a cold cloth. We were given a small tour around the property after which we could relax for a bit at the nice pool and sundeck. The main building...More

Thank Paaldijk204
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We stayed here for one night only on our way from the Waterberg to the Kalahari. The farm is on a road that turns off from the B1 main road and the road is in a very bad condition for 25 kms or thereabouts. However,...More

Thank Magriet11
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Hidden down a long gravel road this is a true oasis in Namibia. A cold cloth to wipe off the dust and a cold drink to enjoy while you check in. Rooms were great, pool area great to relax in and the food is beautiful.

Thank littlelamb_7
Reviewed 15 April 2018

It is a beautiful lodge near windhouk. Very good service. Friendly staff. many nice detaills in the lodge.possibilities for safari. We would like to have stayed longer. Unfortunately it is difficult with wi-fi, it often fails.

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Thank kborgw525038
Reviewed 18 March 2018

A very good place to stop off for a one night stay at the start or end of a trip to Namibia. The cabins are cleanand more than adequate, there are plenty of secluded spote to sit in the grounds. The service was very friendly...More

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ELEGANCE, TRANQUILITY AND WILDLIFE. The fusion of old and new at The Elegant Farmstead allows you to indulge in a refreshingly different experience. From the outside it has the typical old farmstead look and ...More feel. As for the inside the thoughtful touches and elegant interior give it a modern and stylish twist. This unique combination of old and new is tucked away in a beautiful garden with lush plants and trees. Just beyond stretches the vast African bush with an abundance of wildlife. Sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquility of The Elegant Farmstead. The Elegant Farmstead offers 11 tastefully furnished rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The stylish and modern rooms invite you to recline in the unique atmosphere of old and new. The beautiful and tranquil garden offers many seating arrangements and day beds which will inspire you to enjoy the outside life on the Farmstead. Cool down in the huge, sparkling pool overlooking the flourishing garden. Treat yourself to a casual Champaign lunch under the mighty camelthorn trees in the dry river bed. Relax in one of our chic lounges, take endless strolls along the dry river beds and enjoy an unforgettable African sundowner on the nearby Signal Hill. In the evenings we invite you to unwind in our trendy cigar lounge and indulge in an excellent bottle of fine South African wine. Afterwards tickle your taste buds with our delicious cuisine, served in the Lapa under the African sky or in the warm straw-thatched dining room by the pool on cold winter evenings. After dinner The Elegant Farmstead will spoil you with a tasty cheese and biltong (traditional dried meat) platter served around the glazing camp fire. The Elegant Farmstead also offers a large variety of wildlife and plenty of birds on the 2500 hectare farm. Springbok, Eland, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Kudu, Hartebeest, Blesbok, Duiker, Steenbok, Warthog, Ostrich and Jackal roam freely amongst the breath-taking setting of mountains, dry river beds, and open plains. Take pleasure in a game drive or view the game from the tranquil wooden deck. Various hiking trails via the dry river beds and open plains to the Signal Mountain can be explored on your own. The hiking trails will allow you to become intimate with nature as the endless horizons are engraved into your heart. We also recommend you to visit the Herero village Ovitoto and Okahandja with its cultural sites such as the Herero graves and the most famous Namibian wood-carving market. Directions to The Elegant Farmstead from Windhoek City: Drive the B1 north from Windhoek and travel for about 68 km towards Okahandja where you will reach the turn-off on the right leading to Von Bach Dam on Road 2102. Travel for another 26 km on this scenic road until you arrive at the entrance to The Elegant Farmstead on your right. Directions to The Elegant Farmstead from the Hosea Kutako International Airport: Drive the B2 towards Windhoek until you reach the turn-off M53 on you right side. Travel the M53 for about 12 km where you get to the turn-off D2102 on your left. Travel the D2101 for about 110 km until you arrive at the entrance to The Elegant Farmstead on your left. Landing strip suitable for small aircrafts: Aeronautical co-ordinates: 17°18 E, 21°55 S. A brief history of The Elegant Farmstead: "Otjisazu is the original name of the Farm which is today The Elegant Farmstead. The name Otjisazu is derived from the red cattle of an old Herero man who used to live there (ozosazu = red oxen). The place is 115 m higher in altitude than Okahandja and situated 1520 m above sea level 21º, 56’17" east. The station was built on the right bank of a small river which has its source in the mountain above Okahandja in the east and which flows into the Swakop two hours below Otjosazu at Ozoserekaze "the old honored lady". Otjosazu then had a good river source which streamed for a quarter of an hour with rich gardening land on either bank and a beautiful mimosa forest on its left bank, particularly near Okandjira. The grazing land was good with rainfalls of 350 mm in good years and 150 mm in bad years. There was no lack of ostrich, leopard, hyena, wolves and jackals. Ostrich troops often came into the plains of the place. Snakes were found there, too. The 5-6 m long Ondara lived on the Ondrohungu Mountains for some time, scarring us with her presence. During a conference of the Rhenish Mission Society held in 1871 it was decided that the young Missionary J.Irle should build a station with the aim to convert the Herero and Mbanderu people under Chief Kukuri to Christian faith. Irle stayed on Otjosazu together with his wife for 31 years. He gained profound insight into the life and traditions of the Herero people which made him the best qualified expert of the Herero culture at his time. When the Herero rose against the German colonial power in 1904, Irle was one of the few people from Africa who informed the public in Germany about the reasons and causes of the rebellion. Irle’s successor on Otjisazu was Missionary Brockmann who lived through the Herero rebellion there. Senior Chief Samuel Maherero had passed a resolution which protected non-German whites and German women, children and missionaries against harm. In the following events, Missionary Brockmann was requested by the Herero on 29 January 1904 to leave Otjosazu and to go to Okahandja. Like all surrounding missionary stations Otjosazu was also looted and destroyed." Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"Avoid room 9 - it is very small and dark with no zircon"
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"next to the river...as you can wake up and have a excellent view on the river."
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"any room is good...but the one's next to the river is giving you a extra view on the animals roaming the..."
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"Very quiet area. all rooms will do."
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