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Otjiwa Safari Lodge

Off the B1, 35km South of Otjiwarongo, Otjiwarongo 09000 Namibia
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#3 of 9 lodges in Otjiwarongo
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Otjiwa Safari Lodge is the perfect home away from home. Offering you the accommodation options from Luxury rooms to family self-catering chalets and campsites. We have a wide range of activities for the adventure packed holiday or romantic getaway. Our restaurant has been newly renovated and refurbished, offering you high quality meals from breakfast to dinner. We also offer picnic baskets such as a romantic sundowner platter or hiking platter.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Walking tours
Children's playground
Kids pool
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Safe
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Bottled water
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Off the B1, 35km South of Otjiwarongo, Otjiwarongo 09000 Namibia
Otjiwa Safari Lodge
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Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
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L2C2 wrote a review Feb 2024
Auckland33 contributions14 helpful votes
Our family of 8 (5 adults, 3 children aged 9, 7, 5) had the most wonderful stay at Otjiwa Safari Lodge in January 2024. The facilities were just beautiful, with kudu freely wandering around the main swimming pool area and impala grazing at the kids playgrounds. We camped during our stay with immaculate shower and toilet facilities and an enormous braai area with our own prep/washing station. To top it off, we did a rhino trek one morning which was such a special experience. All the staff were extremely courteous and attentive - from the receptionists, to our guide, and the camp security - it was just such a wonderful stay and the perfect stopover from Etosha to Windhoek (or vice versa). We hope to be back again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Otjiwa Safari Lodge! We are delighted to hear that your family had a wonderful stay with us in January 2024. It warms our hearts to know that you enjoyed the beautiful facilities, the unique wildlife encounters, and the special experiences like the rhino trek. We can't wait to welcome you and your family back again soon for another unforgettable stay. Warm regards, Otjiwa Safari Lodge Management Team
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Hilbre J wrote a review Jul 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
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This hotel is absolutely fantastic! We stayed in the Mountain Lodge which has 5 chalets and all brand newly done with the most amazing attention to detail. Decor and design are on par with current contemporary trends and such a pleasure to stay in a place that has thought of everything. The staff are very attentive with it being a family owned lodge and it was lovely to meet the owners and to learn more about their plans. This is honestly a hotel to recommend as only 2 hours from Windhoek so the perfect stop over when heading back to Windhoek from Etosha or for a romantic get away week-end if living in South Africa or neighbouring countries. For us it was the perfect last night following just the most fabulous two week trip around beautiful Namibia. The food is excellent and dinners are 4 courses with great a great wine list. We are so pleased to have discovered this lodge as it was recommended by our agent and one we will definitely be visiting again. Next time we will stay for longer so we can enjoy the game viewing. Thank you again to everyone who gave us such a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 25 Jul 2023
Dear Hilbre, It was such a pleasure reading your thoughts on your stay at the Mountain Lodge. We highly value your experience and would love for you to visit again. Your review is very much appreciated. Kind regards,
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UduKudu wrote a review Jan 2024
9 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Otjiwa in Jan 2023 in the Lodge, and returned in Jan 2024 as campers. The well maintained campsite made a first good impression, clean and tidy. For the time of the year ( Dez/Jan ) the surrounding look quite dull, however I imagine a beautiful scenery after the rains in Feb. till September. A BIG drawback are he communal ablutions which are shared with three other campsites. The facilities are not well maintained and were merely cleaned ONCE during our three-day stay. The staf were all friendly, however the service at the restaurant was quite dreary. Staff was constantly on their phones or chit-chating insted of clearing an serving. (This has notably changed since our visit in Jan 2023.) In future we will rather prefere a neighbouring private conservation with similar surroundings, private Campsite and exact same cost.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Udu, I apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment you experienced during your second stay at Otjiwa in Jan 2024. It's unfortunate to hear that the communal ablutions were not well maintained at that moment and that the service at the restaurant was lacking during your visit, as we strive in providing the best service and cleanliness as possible. We hope you had a wonderful stay in Namibia. Kind regards
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Abi A wrote a review Nov 2023
United Kingdom9 contributions
We enjoyed our stay here. The food was satisfactory and staff mostly very friendly and accommodating. Our room was clean and had lovely views. Tonnes of gorgeous birds around which made for great viewing. The highlight here was for equestrians…we can highly recommend the horse riding, led by Elton who was excellent. Certainly not your usual walk only tourist only trek! It was tailored to suit experience level so had great fun cantering through the bush and seeing the wildlife. A couple of comments and room for improvement, We wouldn’t recommend doing the night game drive as animals are extra frightened by the flashlight and simply run away so it doesn’t make for good viewing (and also makes you feel a bit guilty as they are very startled). Unfortunately for us our night time game drive also coincided with a mass flying termite mound exodus - so definitely not for those who aren’t a fan of being covered in bugs. The pool was a bit dirty looking so we didn’t swim which was a shame, because it was in a really lovely setting.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Abia, Thank you very much for your detailed review and feedback. It is always good to get the review from guest that experienced the lodge, activities and food. The swimming pool is sorted, sometime the rain causes the water to look extra dirty. Thank you for your other feedback. We appreciate it a lot. Kind regards,
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Johannes_Muc wrote a review Nov 2023
Schwerin, Germany12 contributions3 helpful votes
Lodge is easily accessible on the road from Windhoek to the north. Chalets are spacious with a terrace overlooking the bush where springbok and gazelles roam. Equipped kitchen and barbecue area. Large pool with game visits in the evenings. Creative cuisine that doesn't always live up to its ambitious standards. Small souvenir shop with fair prices. Game drives with Rhino watching. A walk around the waterhole with ospreys, pelicans, warthogs, monkeys and many springboks is highly recommended. We spent three lovely days there.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Johannes, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. It is always wonderful to hear such good feedback. Kind regards
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Ski'n bike wrote a review Oct 2023
Hertford, United Kingdom597 contributions247 helpful votes
We have been travelling the world for the last 15 years and have stayed in some incredible places. We both agreed that the Otjiwa Mountain Lodge is at the top our list. It really is that good. Our welcome from the owners was helpful, friendly and informative. The Lodge is ideally located a couple of hours north of Windhoek about 7km off the main B1 route. The main lodge is quite small but beautifully put together, it needs to be no bigger as it is only serving 4 or 5 individual suites. It provides for a reception, dining area, and very comfortable lounge. Many of the original hunting lodge features and furnishings have been upgraded and retained. From here there is access to a pool and sitting area. In the evening a fire basket is lit which is atmospheric but the smoke blew into the dining room, which was unpleasant to breathe and we and our clothes bear testament to it! It's so minor really. Our suite was wonderful. So much care and attention has gone into the development. We cannot fault it in any way. Luxurious, clean, contemporary and traditional at the same time, lovely bathroom, good wifi, a/c although it struggled to cope with 40c outside. All usual amenities. Overall we cannot praise the Lodge highly enough. Treat yourself and stay here! Nothing is too much trouble, staff and management working hard in the same direction. We loved it here.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear William, It's wonderful to hear that your experience at Otjiwa Mountain Lodge was exceptional and that it ranks at the top of your list after your extensive travels. Thank you for sharing your glowing review of Otjiwa Mountain Lodge. We hope to host you again. Kind regards
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Jessica H wrote a review Oct 2023
74 contributions28 helpful votes
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We had two bungalow chalet rooms for 3 nights and they were beautiful and very comfortable. This is a good location between Windhoek and Etosha NP and we chose it as a base to explore the Waterberg Plateau and the AfriCats sanctuary. We also thought we’d enjoy the rhino tracking on site. What we hadn’t anticipated from their website was that the hotel would have such lovely public areas/pool and in house activities such as horse riding, spa, game drives so we didn’t allow ourselves enough time to explore and to relax! Another couple of days could have been spent here happily! The food was always very tasty and the staff all friendly. Would recommend and stay again!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Esther P wrote a review Sept 2023
Paris, France4 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed a night at Otjiwa for our 10th wedding anniversary & we loved every minute of it. Staff was extremely nice & helpful! The room was well decorated, bathroom was massive & the bed comfy. We loved the direct view from our bedroom to the the waterhole where we spent hours watching game. Many species of mammals & birds are also present on the property which is lovely. The food was the big plus of this lodge. Everything was fresh & extremely well-cooked. We absolutely loved the breakfast & dinner. If we were to come back to Namibia we would stay at Otjiwa again without a doubt.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Sept 2023
Dear Esther, Thank you so much for your feedback and sharing your thoughts on your stay with us. We are looking forward to be hosting you again in the future! Kind regards
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smL987AD wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Enormous and well-equipped lodge room on a low hill, fully-private 180 degree 50 km view from lodge deck, own plunge pool, double shower - this is a 5-star+ place. Food was excellent as were the friendly staff (Anna and Adelaide) and hostess. We enjoyed tracking rhino on foot with William and even saw a camel on our way out of the lodge. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Namibia.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Sept 2023
Dear guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled that you had a great time at Otjiwa Mountain Lodge and that it made your trip even better! We hope you enjoyed Namibia. Kind regards,
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A Bouskila wrote a review Sept 2023
Beersheba, Israel2 contributions
We were looking for a campsite to spend the night on our way North of Windhoek. We enjoyed the camp - clean and tidy. we did not use the rooms or the meals. Friendly personnel. Many lovely birds around us, especially in the morning.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Dear AB, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . Kind regards
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R 2,595 - R 3,998 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NamibiaOtjozondjupa RegionOtjiwarongo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Otjiwa Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Otjiwa 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 Otjiwa Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Otjiwa Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Otjiwa Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Otjiwa Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Otjiwa Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Otjiwa Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.