Otjiwa Safari Lodge is a 30-minute drive from Otjiwarongo, less than an hour from Waterberg and close enough to Windhoek (on tarred roads) to make this your first or last destination in Namibia.
A game farm with numerous different accommodation options. At Eagle's Rest there are the family rooms and the elegant rooms:
The family rooms have two bedrooms, a kitchenette, a lounge, parking and since you probably want family time, it is also self-catering, which is ideal since we know that kids can be fussy eaters and mom knows best.
The elegant rooms, on the other hand, are not self-catering. You can lounge around on the private patio or in the room itself in front of the TV and air conditioning. If we're being honest, these rooms are more standard than they are elegant but offer the necessary comforts and some finer elements of luxury.
For something a little different, you can stay at the Mountain Lodge or The Nest. It might all sound like a lot, but these are all just various accommodation types on the same game farm.
The Mountain Lodge is one of the more private options, you can enjoy a more peaceful and quiet part of the lodge with a private chalet. Each chalet has an en-suite, a private patio, air conditioning and the important bit; a minibar. Right on the edge, is the pool, which is great when your cold drink just isn’t enough to beat the heat.
The Nest is best for large groups. Here you will be staying in a modern house with views of the waterhole. The house has 5 bedrooms, sleeping up to 16 people. Luckily the kitchen is big enough for everyone to feast, but dinner is best served with the view at the outside 'braai'. To keep yourself busy (and great for the kids), there is a small shaded pool for you to take advantage of, happy days.
The Eagles Rest consists of chalets, each with 4-6 rooms. Again great if you need to book for a large group and you want to enjoy your trip with your family and friends close by. You have your own 'braai' and patio outside with a view of the landscape. An easy spot to find yourself for a sun set.
As you might have figured, all the rooms come with access to a pool, WiFi (at the business centre) and the restaurant. All that is truly needed to relax. Oh and an en-suite with a bath (bubbles and bubbly for the win).
If you would like a few activities you can go fishing, bird watching and of course join in on a memorable game drive. For something a bit more active or adventurous you can go rhino tracking, mountain biking or for a night walk.
Otjiwa Lodge is an oldie yet a goodie, so don’t expect spas and room service. This is a place to just kick your feet up with a book and a drink or bond with your entourage by the pool while you enjoy a barbeque. The simple pleasures are all you really need here anyway.
Eagle's Rest: 7 Self-catering Family Rooms with two bedrooms each and a shared bathroom; kitchenette; cooking utensils; cutlery; living area; own barbeque area (grids can be rented from reception) and individual parking.
17 Elegant Rooms with en suite bathroom; air conditioning; TV with DSTV channels; bar fridge; mosquito nets; coffee and tea facilities; private patio and reserved parking.
Swimming pool, restaurant, dining area and lounge.
Mountain Lodge: 5 chalets (sleeping 2 people each); en suite; air conditioning; mini bar; private views; dining room; lounge; bar; swimming pool.
The Nest: A 5 bedroom self-catering house; floodlit waterhole; open-plan kitchen; swimming pool; own barbeque area. Check in at main lodge reception.
All of the rooms have WiFi access.
Fishing; bird watching; cycling; game drives; game walks; rhino tracking and night drives.