The Elegant Farmstead

A farmstead renewed, refurbished and revitalised mixes the old with the new. The Elegant Farmstead is a convenient and affordable safari lodge lite an hour's drive from Windhoek.

Our rating: 3/5 Stars
Location: Windhoek, Namibia

Accommodation Description

Retaining the original chunky farmhouse exterior, the new owners (The Elegant Collection) gave the interior a thorough makeover with elegant (obviously) and modern touches.

The Elegant Farmstead is a large game farm about 70km from Windhoek near the town of Okahandja. At this point the road divides into northbound, heading for the Waterberg, Etosha and the Caprivi; or westbound towards Swakopmund, Damaraland and Kaokoland.

The game farm is home to a variety of wildlife including kudu, springbok, oryx, giraffe, waterbuck, eland and jackal. Start your safari early with guided game drives and nature walks; end the day on a scenic game drive with sundowner drinks on Signal Hill overlooking the vast swathe of land that is Namibia and its enormous open skies.

A typically meat-centric dinner is served in the lapa - a the thatched open-air dining room - where you can choose from a range of beefy South African wines, local venison and fresh farm produce.

The Elegant Farmhouse is a great first or last night stopover on your Namibia safari holiday. About a 90-minute drive from the airport, you'll have plenty of time to relax by the pool and enjoy the first or last of the great African landscapes without having to bother with the bustle and traffic of Windhoek.

Facilities

11 en suite double/twin rooms; dinner and breakfast included; dining room; open-air dining lapa; bar service; laundry; swimming pool; cigar lounge

Activities

Optional activities not included but well worth the small charge: Ovitoto Cultural Tour; Visit Okahandja wood carvers market; Herero graves; guided or un-guided walks; nature game dives; sunset drives

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