Although converted from its original farmhouse form, Elegant Farmstead retains much of its character and makes for a charming guesthouse surrounded by pretty gardens and swathes of African Bush. The Farmstead makes is a perfect base to indulge in a wide range of safari and cultural activities.


Plan your journey

Location

Situated on a 28,000 hectare ranch, the farmstead is home to a wide range of wildlife including giraffe, eland kudu, springbok, warthog and jackal. There are open plains, dry riverbeds and mountains to explore.

Rooms

11 rooms reside in the old farm buildings with tall ceilings and tiled floors for a cool, airy space. Interiors are beautifully furnished in creams and soft browns, abstract art adorning the walls and splashes of bright colours throughout. Private patios face the tranquil gardens with chairs to lounge on. There are eight twin rooms, two triple rooms and a family room with a private veranda.

Communal Areas

The main area is an open-plan, tastefully decorated space linked by wide archways. Huge windows provide pretty views of the gardens and the lounge offers leather armchairs and sofas, animal skin rugs and a brick fireplace. Dinner is served on the raised deck overlooking the floodlit waterhole and tea, coffee and homemade cakes are laid out on the Aga throughout the day. The Cigar Lounge, with its monochrome tiled floors and leather sofas, operates an honesty bar where guests can help themselves to cigars, brandy and whiskey while browsing the wildlife magazine on display. Outdoor space is in abundance with the manicured gardens and patio boasting shaded day beds and a swimming pool with several loungers.

Activities

Guest can take early morning and sundowner game drives on the surrounding farm. Take guided walks with picnic lunches, stroll towards Signal Mountain or hike alone on well-marked trails via the dry riverbeds and open plains. Guests can also take cultural visits to Ovitoto, Herero Village and Damara Village to meet locals and learn about their traditions and culture. The Ovitoto Cultural Tour includes visiting a school, mini-market, garment centre and two villages.

When to go

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WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, when temperatures are at their highest - often reaching over 40°C/104°F away from the coast. Rain is likely in much of the country, however generally this is restricted to very dispersed afternoon thunderstorms with clear skies in between. The rains in many locations transform the land into a 'green' and blooming desert.

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, when temperatures are at their highest - often reaching over 40°C/104°F away from the coast. Rain is likely in much of the country, however generally this is restricted to very dispersed afternoon thunderstorms with clear skies in between. The rains in many locations transform the land into a 'green' and blooming desert.

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, when temperatures are at their highest - often reaching over 40°C/104°F away from the coast. Rain is likely in much of the country, however generally this is restricted to very dispersed afternoon thunderstorms with clear skies in between. The rains in many locations transform the land into a 'green' and blooming desert.

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

The likelihood of rain continues to decrease during this period as Namibia approaches the dry season. Midday temperatures are also a lot more pleasant, between 25-30°C/77-86°F throughout most of the country. The mornings are however rather cool. The rains in many locations transform the land into a 'green' and blooming desert.

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

This month marks the start of Namibia's long dry season. The land in many locations is still surprisingly green following the rains earlier in the year. Temperatures are pleasant during the day but can be surprisingly cold at night.

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

As the land continues to dry animals are drawn to the few remaining sources of water; in locations such as Etosha this can equate to some incredible game viewing. Temperatures however are quite cool, and cold in the mornings, so do pack some warm clothes!

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

As the land continues to dry animals are drawn to the few remaining sources of water; in locations such as Etosha this can equate to some incredible game viewing. Temperatures however are quite cool, and cold in the mornings, so do pack some warm clothes!

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

As the land continues to dry animals are drawn to the few remaining sources of water; in locations such as Etosha this can equate to some incredible game viewing. Temperatures however are quite cool, and cold in the mornings, so do pack some warm clothes!

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

As the land continues to dry animals are drawn to the few remaining sources of water; in locations such as Etosha this can equate to some incredible game viewing. Temperatures however are quite cool, and cold in the mornings, so do pack some warm clothes! .

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

As the land continues to dry animals are drawn to the few remaining sources of water; in locations such as Etosha this can equate to some incredible game viewing. Temperatures however are quite cool, and cold in the mornings, so do pack some warm clothes!

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

As temperatures continue to rise they trigger the first of the summer thunderstorms and mark the start of the wet season.

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the peak of the wet season, when temperatures are at their highest - often reaching over 40°C/104°F away from the coast. Rain is likely in much of the country, however generally this is restricted to very dispersed afternoon thunderstorms with clear skies in between. The rains in many locations transform the land into a 'green' and blooming desert.

Namibia has an arid climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur, the rest of the year is dry. Although the country can be visited throughout the year, it is generally at it's best during the peak of the dry season when day time temperatures are a little more pleasant. The dry season also improves the likelihood of good game view sightings, as wildlife concentrates itself around the few remaining water sources. There is also a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery and fantastic birding make for a wonderful and unique experience.

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