Fort Sesfontein Lodge

Fancy a fort as a base camp? The one at Sesfontein was built in 1896 by Imperial Germany and abandoned in 1914. The restored fort is now a charming and rather eclectic hotel, turrets and all.

Our rating: 2/5 Stars
Location: Kaokoland, Namibia

Accommodation Description

The town of Sesfontein and its sentinel mark the southern boundary of Kaokoland, Namibia's wild west. Inaccessible to all but the most knowledgeable and skilful of guides, the 50,000sq km of rugged terrain is an explorer's dream.

And at Fort Sesfontein exploring you will go. Day trips take you through bizarre landscapes for rare encounters with elephant, lion, hyena, giraffe, zebra, gemsbok, wild ostrich and springbok. Cultural and historical delights include interaction with the Himba people and a Tate Ancient of San rock art.

Fort Sesfontein is the comfortable centre-piece amid all this rugged adventure. Arranged around a lush courtyard, the rooms are comfortable and well appointed with en suite bathrooms. The officers' mess is now, as you would expect, the restaurant and living area and the enormous swimming pool in the centre is all the luxury you need in such a rugged and remote location.

Facilities

19th century converted fort; 16 comfortable rooms with en suite bathroom, ceiling fans and four-poster beds with mosquito nets; swimming pool; restaurant; bar; lounge; campsite; fuel; airstrip

Activities

Guided half day and full day excursions to: Hoanib River; Himba village; Sosos rock engravings; Kovaris Canyon; Ongongo Waterfalls; mountain hike

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