Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve

Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve

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#1 of 1 lodge in Sandfontein
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Discover the ultimate retreat from civilisation: an ultra-private, exclusive-use-only sanctuary welcoming up to 12 guests in Southern Namibia.

A sanctuary where the soul finds solace amidst nature's embrace. It’s a haven for nature lovers, adventurers and those seeking respite from the bustle of life. Intimately curated with just six suites and a hilltop villa, accommodating up to twelve guests exclusively, it’s the perfect place for a get-together with old friends, for multi-generational family holidays or romantic getaways, featuring exclusive use of 97,000 hectares of vast arid plains, meandering riverbeds, rocky mountains and the mighty Orange River.

Dedicated just to you, the Sandfontein Nature Reserve is one of Africa’s largest private reserves. Shun any schedule, surrender to the rhythms of nature, drift off to sleep in our custom-designed outdoor StarBeds and embrace unrivalled silence and serenity.

Find yourself. In the middle of nowhere.

Hear yourself. In total silence.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Fishing
Walking tours
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Minibar
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Off D208, Sandfontein 9000 Namibia
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peter hatch wrote a review Oct 2022
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the most wonderful time, calm and relaxing with panoramic vistas. Wild life and Orange river close by. Super tasty food at a time to suite and game drives when you would like. A one of a kind safari lodge in the deep south of Namibia. Left feeling like one of the family.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 07 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review, Peter. It's always nice hearing that our guests had an enjoyable stay. We know this won't be your last trip to Namibia and so we hope to see you again.
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Guanjin77 wrote a review Jul 2022
Mainz, Germany
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located about 22 km from the gate on a huge private nature and game reserve the size of Singapore, the lodge consists of a main building and five chalets. We were absolutely impressed by the design and architecture of the buildings, and the impeccable service. Food was the best we ever had in Africa, which is even more remarkable considering the remote location.

Our chalet came with a large shower and high-quality toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and body lotion, and, a special highlight in winter: Hot water and a decent water pressure.

The landscape is absolutely fascinating, and we truly admire the sustainability and animal conservation efforts the owner is pursuing. All animals on the lodge‘s premises naturally belong in the area, and have plenty of space. Animal density is certainly lower than in other lodges, intentionally. Game ranger Adrian is super knowledgeable and the walking safari with him was amazing. Sundowner drives to remote areas are offered, too, and great fun. We even did moon gazing with a huge telescope, enjoying the full moon over the lodge. Despite the tranquility and remoteness of the lodge, there is lots to do, and the team is more than happy to accommodate individual preferences.

Sandfontein is certainly one of the most luxurious lodges we have ever been to, yet down to earth with a focus on nature and animal wellbeing. A great experience over all, and clearly a recommendation for anyone interested in nature, landscape, and conservation efforts.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not expect to see large animals around every corner - the lodge focuses on a natural habitat,...
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 06 Sept 2022
Thank you so much Bernd and Miriam for your very generous and detailed review. We always strive to provide a unique and memorable experience for our guests, so your positive feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Jomaine R wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a magical experience!
We spent 3 nights at Sandfontein after hard traveling with 3 kids in Namibia and this was the best way we could end off our Holiday.

The kids loved it and we could also enjoy some free time and just soak up the endless beauty of the Namib Scenery in front of us.

Lisna and Dave really went above and beyond to show us a lot. We had a sunset game drive, lots of wildlife, fly fishing, swimming and normal fishing at the orange river. Dave also stopped and my kids could experience picking their own mango's off a tree and we ate them there on the spot.
We went hiking up to the battlefield and a beautiful scenic route to the rose quarts mine. The kids loved exploring and searching for new treasures to take with us. We have endless memories now.
The swimmingpool was a treat and we all indulged in it all the free time that we had with Gwen always serving us something cold with a smile.
We love exploring places that is off the beaten track and this is truly one that we would love to go back to. We carry our water bottle flasks with us everywhere and that reminds us of special Namibia trip...

Thank you Lisna and Dave for welcoming us like family.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sandfontein, Guest Relations Manager at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 16 Jan 2020
WoowW.. Its really heart warming to read your re-view. Thanks, to you and your family for being our first guest for 2020, it was such a pleasure hosting you at Sandfontein and we wish to do so again in the future. From all of us here at Sandfontein we wish you only the best.
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monique s wrote a review Feb 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most special time at Sandfontein. They have the most spectacular location, offering beauty, relaxation and adventure all in one spot. With limited guests, you feel right at home.
The hosts are absolutely wonderful and attend to your every need and go above and beyond to deliver. Andreas always made sure our glasses were topped up and the kitchen chef's will attend to your taste buds every need. Scenic sunset drives, Kayaking on the oranje rivier, relaxation by the pool and going for walks in the most beautiful landscapes sandfontein has to offer.

Sandfontein will always be such a special place for us and I thank all the hosts for making our engagement so memorable. We will definitely be seeing you again.

If you're looking for some down time in a gorgeous location you will not regret spending time at Sandfontein, and will be even more enjoyable in winter months!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 09 Feb 2023
Thank you, Shawn and Monique, for leaving such a great review! We try hard to ensure that our guests have a positive experience and your words affirmed that. Thank you for choosing Sandfontein to be part of your engagement. We look forward to hosting you for the honeymoon! We'll make sure it's very cosy when you come in winter 😉
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NinaG1111 wrote a review Aug 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay so much we didn’t want to leave! So serene and peaceful with incredible setting and views. Luxury with a really personal touch. Hosts and staff went above and beyond. Catered for vegan and vegetarian amazingly. I was also ill when arrived and they took such good care of me. Excellent service and a real family feel whilst still really professional service. Trip down to orange river private canoe tour and wild swim, saw incredible bird life and baboons and some other wildlife on way through the reserve. Saw lots of wildlife on drive in and out of reserve. Watching sunrise on our room deck or sitting by stunning long pool amongst incredible setting and views - it was all a once in a lifetime experience, highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 06 Sept 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Nina. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and are most grateful for your review. We hope to see you again!
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Barbara H wrote a review Mar 2023
Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On our 4th trip to Namibia we finally found the perfect place. Adrian and Chery are the most wonderful hosts, they make every wish possible and we felt at home the moment we arrived. All the other staff spoiled us as well. A great thanks for the wonderful time. We enjoyed several magic game and farm drives with Adrian as our Guide. He made every minute special and whenever I wanted to take a picture, he stopped with pleasure. The nature and the landscape are spectacular. Seeing the animals in their natural environment is a privilege that can only be experienced at Sandfontein Natur Reserve. The Chalets are tastefully furnished and have a special touch of luxury. Everything is clean and well maintained. The food tasted great. On our first evening we enjoyed a marvelous and romantic candle light dinner. Once again thank you very much for the great hospitality. We definitively will come back!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Silke Kruger, General Manager at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 13 Mar 2023
Thank you for the most wonderful review, Barbara. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!
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Bridget wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The moment we arrived at Sandfontein, we knew it was special. Nestled in a huge expanse of arid and mountainous terrain, you're off the grid, off the beaten track and far from anything man-made. Breathtaking skies, big country, bordered by the magnificent Orange River and home to a luxury African Lodge overlooking a wide expanse of nature at its best. African orange sunsets, sunrise, game drives with some very special viewings and even a walking tracking experience to die for. This has to be one of the most tailored, personal and accessible experiences of the wild that you can get. Spectacular.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are only 5 lodges (rooms) clustered around the main lodge. They're all fabulous.
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 13 Jan 2023
Thank you for your lovely review, Bridget. We're pleased to hear that you and Paul enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that appreciated the beautiful surroundings which indeed make Sandfontein so special. It was wonderful to spend Christmas with you. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.
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Jezza wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sandfontein Lodge is a very special place.

It’s quiet, professional, absolutely beautiful and relaxing.

The starkness of the reserve is what makes this place so intriguing. It’s well appointed and the suites are exquisite.

The staff are attentive and friendly.

Chéri and Adriaan are wonderful hosts and superbly knowledgeable.

Our kids were made to feel part of the family.

This is a rare and wonderful place. An absolute must visit in Namibia.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 07 Jan 2022
Thank you for the glowing review, Jeremy and Tessa! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We're so glad you were able to rest and relax. Please visit again. Hopefully the fish will be biting then!
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Ernst38 wrote a review Oct 2022
Windhoek, Namibia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is truly a very special and remote place. The lodge is wonderful, beautifully decorated with only 5 bungalows, so very personal. The manager couple has been extremely friendly and welcoming throughout our stay. The dinner was great, the breakfast could to with some touch-up. We stayed in the very comfortable suite with all necessary amenities. The scenic drive was great, as was the outing to the orange river with fishing and kayaking. We and our kids enjoyed every minute of our stay!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 08 Nov 2022
Thank you, Maike, for your complimentary review. It was such a pleasure hosting you and your family. Adriaan particularly enjoyed the river trip and fishing with your boys. We would love to see you back here!
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Daniel F wrote a review Oct 2021
Colorado Springs, CO
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third trip to Namibia, and we wanted to visit some more of the country. Cheri and Adrian were the perfect hosts on this vast and remote desert sanctuary, and our time with them here was simply world class. From the Sandfontein battle field (which is literally right out the door) to the game drives and our visit down to the Orange River, this is one of the most unique locations we've ever experienced. The lodge is simply beautiful, as are the rooms, and the rest of the staff and cuisine were equally exceptional. We left feeling like family, and look forward to our return!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Thank you, Daniel, for your very kind review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and overall experience. It was such a pleasure hosting you and Tia. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Bridget wrote a tip Jan 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are only 5 lodges (rooms) clustered around the main lodge. They're all fabulous."
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Guanjin77 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Mainz, Germany687 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not expect to see large animals around every corner - the lodge focuses on a natural habitat, not unnaturally high animal density"
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PRICE RANGE
R 7,228 - R 30,118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Sandfontein.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.