Stunning vistas across the Etosha landscape from the comfort of the lodge or room.
A fabulous photographic hide to experience nature quietly unobserved.
Excellent conservation initiatives and solar powered lodge.
Try to find the elusive black and white rhino on a game drive.
The best time to visit Etosha is from April to September as the temperature is tolerably cool, especially at night. From May to September the increasingly thirsty animals gather at waterholes, making it the best time to go to Etosha for game viewing. Summer is best time to travel to Etosha for bird watching as migratory birds (both intra-African and Palaearctic) flock into the park's many habitats after the summer rains.
Perched on a hillside on its own private game reserve, Safarihoek is an elegant lodge located not far from the game rich Etosha National Park. Sitting amongst mopane trees, Safarihoek offers a tranquil stay and opportunity to watch game from the lodge.
With impressive panoramic views from each well-appointed room, Safarihoek offers the perfect place for an escape from the busy hustle and bustle of life. The lodge has been built high above the savannah on a wooden platform, allowing you to soak up beautiful Namibian vistas and to keep an eye out for animals visiting the watering hole below. Eleven chalets offer the opportunity for some privacy and relaxation, whilst being able to enjoy the stunning views from the comfort of a private deck.
The main areas are spacious and welcoming with a large lounge area, bar and dining room framed by large glass windows to open the space to the vistas for which the lodge has been built to enjoy. A large deck surrounding the swimming pool is the perfect place to relax during hotter days and evenings, while another cosy outdoor seating area is warmed by a fireplace for the colder months. A boma area also offers a spectacular setting to complement a relaxed, stylish dining under the African skies.
A stay at Safarihoek would not be complete without heading out on morning and afternoon game drives in the Etosha Heights Private Reserve to try to find the elusive black and white rhino the area is so well known for. Ensure you wrap up warm as you head out after dark to explore the area on a night drive and see what nocturnal animals might be hiding in the dark. With some prior organisation, you could also take your evening meal in the middle of the wilderness where you can enjoy peace, tranquillity and uninterrupted views.
Etosha Heights Private Reserve and Safarihoek work together to actively contribute to ongoing conservation projects within the reserve and this part of Namibia. Etosha Heights hosts the Etosha Rand Lion Conservation Project, an organisation who works hard to protect the lion from human-wildlife conflict; as well as hosting and assisting the researchers of the Namibia National Cheetah Survey. Dedication to these kinds of projects ensures the protection and longevity of big game.
Safarihoek Lodge offers eleven chalets in total, including one family, eight luxury and two classic. High thatched roofs keep the rooms cool and are finished with double or twin beds, a small writing desk, mini bar and coffee station. Each room comes complete with amenities such as hair dryers and complimentary laundry service. Every room has an en-suite bathroom with air-conditioning, with some rooms coming with an outdoor shower with a breath-taking view.
Overlooking the savannah below, the family room has plenty of space for a comfortable stay for a family of four.
Eight luxury chalets have been built on raised platforms to offer wonderful views below. Rooms come complete with a private deck, large double or twin beds, a small writing desk, coffee station, mini-bar and en-suite bathroom.
The standard rooms are slightly smaller than the luxury chalets and do not have the same views.
Safarihoek has a large lounge, bar and dining area, as well as a wine cellar. An outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a large deck and a boma area offers the opportunity to dine outside under the stars.
The main focus on activities at Safarihoek is to explore the impressive 60,000 hectares of Etosha landscape. The area has multiple watering hole, which animals are known to congregate around during the drier months. During a stay at Safarihoek you could head out on morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, a bush walk, and even spend some time in the photographic hide - especially good for the keen photographers.
My stay at Safarihoek was lovely with incredible service, delicious food and excellent guiding. We spent an afternoon and morning exploring their private reserve where we found both black and white rhino, bat eared fox and a variety of antelope species including a group of 300 eland. The lodge was comfortable and offers spectacular views across the reserve.
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