Cradled amongst Camelthorn trees with vistas of undulating Kalahari landscape crusted in golden grass, Otjimbondona Kalahari offers those seeking luxury, exclusivity and tranquility the ideal African retreat Otjimbondona delivers understated elegance offering a rich heritage whilst setting the benchmark for luxury with genuine heartfelt Namibian hospitality. People are at the heart of this lodge where you can escape back to nature and enjoy the silence and tranquility of the Kalahari bushveld.Covid-19 Camp Protocol More Info
The farm as we know it was bought by the Slaney's in 1922 and they farmed with cattle and sheep at the time, Current owners,Wilfried and Anita Slaney took over the farm in 2008 as the 3rd generation of cattle and sheep farmers but decided to add tourism to their venture.
A well-known Italian mason built the original homestead in 1923. In the years to follow the house underwent some considerable extentions but was left unoccupied in later years which meant a serious deterioration. Only 2 of the original rooms was salvageable which today is the library and office.
Wilfried and Anita have been offering fly-in safaris throughout Namibia and its neighboring countries since 1991 but have always dreamt of having their own lodge. It took 2 years and lots of sweat and tears but finally in October 2014 they welcomed their first guests to Otjimbondona Kalahari.
Solar energy is used to pump water to the lodge.
Each villa has a solar panel to supply warm water.
All waste is seperated and taken to Windhoek to be recycled.
Food waste is used for compost to be reused in the vegetable garden.
More green iniatives are to follow in the future.
There are four carefully decorated Villas, spaced far apart for absolute privacy, with exquisite views of the Kalahari landscape. The timeless feel of this beautiful boutique lodge flows through each of the four spacious Villas, individually decorated and complete with fireplace, private deck, plunge pool and sala.
This east facing Villa is beautifully decorated according to the theme of ‘Namibian Landscapes’.
This is the second east facing Villa and was decorated with the eye-catching theme of our local Nguni Cattle in mind.
This is a west facing Villa and was lovingly decorated using Namibia’s abundant Fauna and Flora as inspiration.
Our interesting and friendly Namibian people inspired the theme for this west facing Villa. This Villa is wheelchair accessible to cater for guests with limited mobility.
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