Etusis Lodge

Etusis Lodge

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4.5
#1 of 2 guest houses in Karibib
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Etusis Lodge, 36 km south from Karibib on the C32. It is a breathtakingly beautiful setting at the foot of the Otjipatera Mountains and the Etusis Marble hills in the heart of the 20.000ha Etusis Wildlife reserve! You have the chance to enter the unspoiled nature walking, on scenic drives or on the back of the very special Basotho horses . The philosophy of the reserve is to preserve a piece of untouched Africa where we are guests of nature. Our 7 air-conditioned bungalows (incl. DBB), in carefully selected settings are arranged around the main building blending in with the environment. Five Meru-style tents including DBB, get you even closer to the African night. A farmhouse accommodating up to 7 guests on a self-catering basis ideal for family groups. Etusis Campsite offers a very beautiful setting for guests who want to experience the wilderness and tranquility that comforts the soul. The campsite is 20 km apart from the lodge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

Location

No 75 C 32, Farm Etusis, Karibib 9000 Namibia
Getting there
Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
181.3 km
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Herbert P wrote a review Aug 2022
Vienna, Austria6 contributions
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lodge is located in a stunning landscape. The whole venue including the bungalows including a nice pool is designed very tastefully and integrates perfectly in the surroundings. Breakfast and dinner are served on one large table for all guests (very nice in our opinion) and have been delicious. Our hosts Monica and Johan with their team did a great job. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Per Ledermann, Inhaber at Etusis Lodge
Responded 13 Sept 2022
Dear Herbert, what a wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed it - your words are the best motivation for our team!
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hanlie2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Swakopmund, Namibia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We can highly recommend this very beautiful place.Monica and Johann are very professional and inviting and made us feel at home from the beginning.The rooms are cozy and private, with every detail beautifully organised. .The food was homecooked and fantastic!!. We strongly recommend this lodge and would definitely come here again.Thank you so much, Hanlie and Erwin with kids
Ps. Homemade Feta cheese was finished in 1 week :-)
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from PeLe1975, Owner at Etusis Lodge
Responded 07 Jan 2020
Dear Hanlie and Erwin, thanks so much for your big appreciation! It means a lot to us! (And yes, Monica’s homemade feta is really great ;-)) We would love to welcome you again! Kindest regards Per
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Claire v wrote a review Oct 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a magical place! We (2 adults with 6-year-old daughter) immediately felt at home. Monika and Johann are just great hosts, always there, helpful and know the answer to every question, the bungalows super nice, clean, the staff great, the food was awesome (lots of vegetarian dishes). The views, tours around Etusis (which is biiiiiig), sunsets, starry skies and the your hosts' stories are priceless. The horses are super and safely trained so we've sent even our 6 year old out with them. And enjoy the pool and the dinner view! Thank you for everything! We will be back and are missing this place and you guys like crazy!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: all bungalows are great and of same style
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Response from Per Ledermann, Inhaber at Etusis Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2022
Wow, thank you for these wonderful words. We are very glad you captured so many of Etusis magic elements! We enjoyed the time with you and your family also a lot! There is a perfect recipe against the missing: be back!
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Ileni I wrote a review Oct 2020
Omaruru, Namibia21 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Refreshing utopia on the outskirts of the Namib desert. With hot summer temperatures, its the ideal place to go cool down, with a swimming pool fed with water from natural springs. Beautiful scenery of the mountain overlooking the lodging. Very peaceful getaway with no network reception so no disturbance. A very very friendly welcoming committee. Animals coming to the dam at the mountain foot. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Per Ledermann, Inhaber at Etusis Lodge
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Thank you very much for your kind review! You are right, it is not that easy to provide an oasis in the midst of our stunning, yet dry surroundings. We are glad you enjoyed it! Per
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Angel C wrote a review May 2021
Windhoek, Namibia48 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful spot in Karibib! The hospitality was warm and inviting, the atmosphere friendly and relaxed, complete with very sweet farm dogs. :-) We very much appreciated the welcoming and communal vibe, especially in these times of isolation - the whole team made us feel like family. The fact that the food was delicious and the wines tasty was just an added bonus. Thanks so much to Monica and the whole Etusis team for making our stay wonderful, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Per Ledermann, Inhaber at Etusis Lodge
Responded 28 Sept 2021
Dear Angel, what a wonderful review! Thanks so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We'll do our utmost to keep it up and to live up to your first experience upon your return! Kindest regards Per
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pdijk921699 wrote a review Jan 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely stay in Etusis lodge, nice decorated cabins set privately in a garden, swimmingpool in the middle for fresh dips between aventurous walks. Lovely food, good conversations with Monica and Johan the couple who is taking care of the lodge and the animals. Don't forget the visit to the waterfall. Breathtaking!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Per Ledermann, Inhaber at Etusis Lodge
Responded 01 Feb 2022
Thanks so much for your wonderful review - yes indeed, our waterfall is a must-see. And after all, it is giving Etusis (the place where you can dive deeply) its name! Kindest regards, Per
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Maria wrote a review Apr 2023
Vienna, Austria33 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The long travel is worth it. You end up in a fabulous place! We were sorry to have spent only one night at Etusis. Monica and Johan are amazing hosts supported by their dog and cats who make the best customer relationship manager. We had great food while watching the endangered mountain zebras and slept really good in this tranquility.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Per Ledermann, Owner at Etusis Lodge
Responded 06 Nov 2023
Thanks so much for the fabulous feedback! It is true that Etusis - not only because of the long drive into the nature reserve - is best to visit with more than one night! Please come again! Per
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Björn S. wrote a review Nov 2022
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are a family with mom, dad and 2 kids (14 and 16) and spent 7 days at Etusis with our friends.
The lodge is located in the middle of a stunningly beautiful landscape. Here is just nature, space and absolute relaxation. The farm is really to be recommended. The bungalows are beautifully furnished, you can cool off excellently at the pool and enjoy the delicious food on the wonderful terrace of the main house. Monika and Johann were always there for us with heart and soul. We already miss the conversations with the two of them, the beautiful surroundings, the really unforgettable rides on the well-trained horses, the drives across the farm and last but not least the sundowner on the "Schnapshügel" (liquor hill). I hope we will come back to this place again sometime.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Per Ledermann, Inhaber at Etusis Lodge
Responded 08 Nov 2022
Thanks a lot for your magical recommendation. We enjoyed so much having your family with us - with the ladies so excited about the horseback riding and the gents climbing over the waterfall and on the lodge hills. We would love to see you back!
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Nigel H wrote a review Apr 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Etusis lodge is an "oasis" in some amazing landscape. The views and the walks that we had from the lodge were like nothing else that we have expereinced.
The lodge is built to complement the enviroment and offers guests a peaceful space from whitch to enjoy both the food and the surounding enviroment. The lodge staff were a big part of ensuring that the experience was memorable.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't be put off by concerns over the roads leading to the lodge. We found that our two wheel...
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Response from Per Ledermann, Owner at Etusis Lodge
Responded 06 Nov 2023
Thanks so much - you described exactly how we are trying our lodge to be. With kindest regards Per
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John B wrote a review Sept 2021
14 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yet again a perfect weekend away. With phenomenal hosts, great food, a family experience this is the perfect place for a weekend relaxing break away. Thank you again to Johan, Monica and the team for your warm hosting and a great experience as always. See you soon again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Per Ledermann, Inhaber at Etusis Lodge
Responded 28 Sept 2021
Dear John, so great to read to your feedback which is a wonderful appreciation towards our entire team and a huge motivation to live up to your experience when you will come back! Thanks again! Per
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Karin1947 asked a question Sept 2017
Oberwil, Switzerland153 contributions87 helpful votes
I wonder if the restaurant will be open in the Month of November this year.
Answer from Per L
Hamburg, Germany7 contributions7 helpful votes
Dear Karin1947, our lodge is open all November that includes the restaurant. The confusion on tripadvisor stems from a post regarding our self-catering unit, the old farmhouse. If you want to book it and eat in the restaurant, we need to know one week in advance to be sure to have enough food. We would be happy to welcome you! Kindest regards, Per Liebe Karin1947, Die Lodge ist den ganzen November geöffnet, da wir grundsätzlich Halbpension anbieten, gilt das auch für unser Restaurant. Die Verwirrung auf Tripadvisor bezieht sich auf eine Bewertung von Gästen in unserer Selbstversorger-Unterkunft, dem alten Farmhaus. Wenn Sie dieses buchen und auch im Restaurant speisen wollen, geben Sie uns bitte eine Woche im Vorhinein Bescheid, damit wir sicher stellen, dass die Küche genug Essen da hat. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch, Per
Nigel H wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't be put off by concerns over the roads leading to the lodge. We found that our two wheel drive rental handled them with no issues."
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Claire v wrote a tip Oct 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all bungalows are great and of same style"
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KC S wrote a tip Nov 2019
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Farmhouse can sleep about 7 or 8, so good for larger families."
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PamelaB1960 wrote a tip May 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom22 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a cottage on the edge of the site (zebra) which was quiet and had views over the mountains - we would recommend this."
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Pieter B wrote a tip Dec 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Self catering "farm house" was great for us"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,037 - R 2,789 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaErongo RegionKaribib
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Etusis Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Etusis Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Etusis Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Etusis Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Etusis Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Etusis Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Etusis Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Etusis Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Etusis Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Etusis Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Is Etusis Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.