We-Kebi Safari Lodge

We-Kebi Safari Lodge

C19 between Zaris and Hammerstain West of Maltahohe in the Hardap Region of Namibia, Sesriem Namibia
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4.5
#1 of 7 lodges in Sesriem
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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We Kebi Safari Lodge is situated on the C19 60km from Sesriem. Gateway to the Namib desert and it's magnificent dune landscape. A dream manifest, this is where the Daosa family began. Rhinos and eland lounging on the lawn, We Kebi is where you pack off. Whatever concerns and worries are clinging onto you, leave it here, let the desert absorb it, filter it and return it to you as experience gained, but no longer a dragging anchor on your soul. Fourteen thatch chalets spread out on both sides of the lounge and dining hall. Luxurious, spacious and built in our own unique style, these abodes welcome its lodgers to recharge, recover and refresh body and soul.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

Location

C19 between Zaris and Hammerstain West of Maltahohe in the Hardap Region of Namibia, Sesriem Namibia
Getting there
Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
298.8 km
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Beata M wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are definitely coming back, we had a wonderful time and a very comfortable stay. It might be a good idea for the establishment to add bar fridges to the rooms so that there is always cold beverage available. They should also make lunches available as set menus in the same way they do dinners. The breakfast is quiet thin so maybe vary it and add other items. Otherwise it is not value for money to go hungry when you stay in such a remote place without any options.
The gentleman who received us was very helpful from beginning to end and his management of staff very admirable. The service was excellent save for one person who was generally unhelpful. Overall, this was the highlight of our stay in Namibia. Thank you We Kebi
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HammersteinAfrica, marketing manager at We-Kebi Safari Lodge
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Thanks for your suggestions and your great review!
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MATTNottinghamUK wrote a review Aug 2022
Nottingham UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for three nights and were given an amazing lodge with loads of space for just two of us - large bedroom, living room and bathroom - each with a gorgeous thatched domed roof. All the lodges face the savannah and are spaced out so you can sit outside and watch the wildlife walk past without seeing your neighbours.
The main reception area has a deck overlooking two water holes and was a great place to sit with a drink and wait for the animals to turn up, which they frequently did.
The staff are very welcoming and attentive. The food was good and plentiful even if the menu is a bit restricted if you stay for three days, although the chef did make a point of coming to see us to ask if we wanted anything different for dinner.
We had booked the trip to Sossusvlei and had a great trip with Primus, who looked after us very well, and ended the trip with a fantastic picnic provided by the lodge. The only downside was the pain in my knees after being squashed between two adults in the back of the trip vehicle. Would have been nice to have a bit more space.
Would highly recommend this lodge as a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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clement651497 wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an excellent stay at We-Kebi lodge and received a warm welcome. The location and accommodation is excellent and the ability to see 3 white rhinos so close to us will be a memory we will never forget. The individual chalet are very stylish. The food was also very good. We highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 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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HappyLife wrote a review Apr 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's difficult to find words to describe this place..the lodge are typical and lovely designed among the desertic landscape of Sesriem.
You live and swim among the animals and the staff is so gentle and smiling.
Certainly one of the best hotels during our Honeymoon in Namibia !
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from HammersteinAfrica, Marketing Manager at We-Kebi Safari Lodge
Responded 13 Apr 2020
Wow, thanks for your great review. We are glad you had such a splendid time and hope to see you again some day!
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pwatso448976 wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place to stay. A very welcome ‘welcome drink’ brought out to us on arrival. The lodges are discretely located so not readily visible from the road
The lodges are round houses and very comfortable with views over the waterhole
Dinner was excellent. Each course was so tasty!
Breakfast was good but the breakfast visitors to the watering hole were such a treat, we found it difficult to leave.
Very much enjoyed it and would love to come back some day
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Date of stay: November 2023
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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Tunomukwathi Iiyambo wrote a review Oct 2022
Windhoek, Namibia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped by We-Kebi enroute to Desert Hills lodge on November 2020. We arrived late, but the lodge waited for our arrival and served us a delicious dinner with very friendly staff. The lodge has beautiful Rhinos rooming around and advised to stay in rooms at night. During the day, it is safe with the Rhinos. The rooms (huts) are very beautiful and spacious. The lodge is worth every stop.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gurdhol wrote a review Mar 2024
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a family of 5 adults, as part of a 9-day Namibia self- drive, we stayed 2 nights at this wonderful lodge.
There is a watering hole at the rear of the restaurant where most animals can be seen in the morning ( try getting up early when they leave food for the animals)and some throughout the day.
Due to quite a few guests having dinner on the second night, the staff entertained with a fabulous local song and dance routine. They also sang a birthday song for one of our sons.
We found that the staff go out of there to make the stay enjoyable.
Steven, the manager, a fantastic human being, goes the extra mile to make your stay memorable. When you book game drives, he makes sure you really get the most of your experience.
Make sure you say hello to him.
Steven, well done for running a great guest-centred operation.
If we are lucky to return, will definitely rebook.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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jlabus219006 wrote a review Jun 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Regrettably, our experience was marred due to inadequate communication regarding the absence of WiFi services at the lodge. Despite the owners' awareness of this problem for over three weeks, we were unaware and had anticipated being able to work seamlessly during our stay. Instead, we were compelled to drive to a poorly-maintained facility in order to access the internet. Rather than offering viable solutions, the lodge staff engaged in a blame-shifting game, and the manager's demeanor was discourteous and brusque. Moreover, we discovered torn blankets on the beds and observed subpar cleanliness in the unit.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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cschol389042 wrote a review Apr 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although we only stayed over one night, I would loved to came back and spend more time here. The waterhole right in front of the lodge were at times teeming with wildlife, the food was wonderful and the staff friendly and helpful. Can only recommend a visit!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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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suit_around_the_world wrote a review May 2024
Zurich, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We-Kebi is perfectly located in a stunning environment and with lots of animals, including rhinos, zebras, springbok etc directly in front of the perch as there is a much sought after watering hole nearby. Evenings on the hotel terrace or in the pool are magnificient, as were the rooms. Friendly welcome with a welcome drink, good food and flexibility by the staff to accommodate to some special needs.

Some points to improve: our Sossuvlei/Deadvlei daytrip, which we had pre-booked/been given the answer that it was perfectly possible on the chosen day, was somehow in doubt when we arrived... but finally possible with a change of vehicle at another lodge, where additional passengers were picked up. It was ok and not much of a detour, but could have been smoother given that we had enquired several times and re-confirmed the day and destination of the tour. Unfortunately the guide forgot the hot water for coffee... not great for a tour starting at 05:30, and also the overall time management was poor, as we had "brunch" only well after 11:00 and before that had only been offered a energybar.

Nevertheless: full points because the location is incredible, the views and proximity to animals, the friendliness of staff.
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Date of stay: April 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room was not cleaned, which was a bit odd. Enquire if daily cleaning is important to you.
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Windhoek, Namibia
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suit_around_the_world wrote a tip May 2024
Zurich, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room was not cleaned, which was a bit odd. Enquire if daily cleaning is important to you. "
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TheMichaels wrote a tip Apr 2024
Chertsey, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just do it - you won't regret it"
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Anne-Marie wrote a tip Sept 2023
Swakopmund, Namibia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You dont need more...the place will steal your heart"
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Stéphane L wrote a tip Sept 2022
Paris, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All bungallows are just great"
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roanlotte wrote a tip May 2019
Voorthuizen, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All cottages are spacious, quiet and have great views and its own terrace overlooking the area."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,586 - R 3,730 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaHardap RegionSesriem
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about We-Kebi Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at We-Kebi Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at We-Kebi Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at We-Kebi Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at We-Kebi Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at We-Kebi Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at We-Kebi Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Is We-Kebi Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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