Waterberg Plateau Lodge

Waterberg

Waterberg Plateau Lodge
Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

Short of a four hour drive from Windhoek or a quick flight in on a small plane, you find yourself worlds away from reality, taking in a view many wish they could capture.  Dense greenery is your secret to a private hideaway. Red roofs peep out from the bush. Beneath you follow the stony path to your chalet. Secluded with a view. Do with it as you please.

The eight chalets consist of a bedroom with a fireplace and an en suite with walk-in shower. Ideal for the hottest and coldest days, this area is known for both. Each chalet is made of stone and brick with terracotta tiles to keep cool when the sun is out. Enjoy your private patio and own splash pool. If cold, cosy up next to the fire with blankets.

It's no surprise at this altitude, the WiFi only works in the restaurant. Your chalet, a great place to escape from the real world and the digital world. Add the view and animals right by your doorstep. Get lost in total relaxation.

This is not the only way to admire the setting, the restaurant has a 270-degree view. Best yet, you need not think about a thing while you enjoy it, since you will be feasting on a set menu. Enjoy  a drink from the lounge and bar area. If you need to remind yourself where you are, just look out onto the observation deck at sunset (with your sundowner) and admire the beautiful colours with your feet dipping in and out of the pool.

If you arrive before three (and you have made a booking), you can go for a Rhino drive with the chances of seeing other animals such as a giraffe, oryx, eland, kudu or blue wildebeest. If you are more of an early bird and you wish to spend the afternoon by the pool, there is a Rhino tracking activity in the morning too. You will be tracking like the Bushmen did, so you do need to be quite fit for this one.

You can also go on a plateau hike to learn about the plants and animals in the area while the guide gives you insight into the Herero life and culture. Or dive even deeper and go on a 5 hour cultural trip to experience their lives on a farm near Okakarara (note you will need your own car for this one).

Lazing around or out on activities, the birdlife and scenery here are spectacular.

Facilities

Eight chalets (twin beds); en suite with walk-in shower; fireplace and seating area; mosquito net; splash pool; private patio; solar-power

Restaurant; lounge and bar with fireplace; swimming pool and free WiFi in the main area; laundry service (on a minimum two night stay)

Activities

A rhino drive that takes place before 15:00pm will give you the chance to see these amazing animals and others such as oryx, giraffe and kudu.

If you want to get even closer to these animals and your fitness is up to it, go tracking with a guide who will also inform you about the daily Herero lifestyle and culture.

If you want to hike for the view instead, go on a plateau hike with a guide. Views as far as the eye can see.

You can also take your car and be a part of a 5 hour cultural experience. Take a glimpse into Hereroland. Learn more about the culture, everyday life and routine of the Herero people.

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