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The Elegant Farmstead

D2012 | Okahandjia, Okahandja, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a delightful surprise - the essence of hospitality! It was already late when we left Windhoek, having had a delayed flight, a few issues with the rental car and a fair bit of traffic heading out of town. The last 27kms on the dirt road to the Farmstead were rather bumpy - but we did spot a honey badger!... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted with a cool iced tea and given a tour as part of our check in. There is a beautiful lounge area with tea and coffee station for guest use. Outside is a pool, bar, eating area, a huge deck for enjoying a sundowner and a fire pit with seating around it. The food was great with game... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wow what a place. So if you've just come off a long flight and you need somewhere nice to stay or if you are on the way home and you want a great place to spend the last night not too far from the airport (1.5 hours and in the direction of the Etosha National park) I can't recommend this... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I recently stayed at the Elegant Farmstead and had such a lovely time. Katja, Paul and the rest of the team is such an awesome team that really gives you excellent service and Anna Kapeng (hopefully spelt correctly) makes thee best milk tart I've ever tasted! We also went on a sundowner drive with Paul and was amazed by his... More

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

From the moment Katja greeted us with warm hand towels, we knew we were in for an exceptional experience. For the next three days we guested there, we were enveloped in one personal touch after another--meals to order, personal conversations with the staff, tours to order (everything from the farm to local schools and NGO projects, German military grave sites,... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Elegant farmstead has a lovely pool. It is a great place to relax. The nearby restaurant has good food and a nice wine cellar. The rooms are spacious and clean. The owner is very helpful for his guests. The only disadvantage is that the surroundings are not that spectacular as other venues in Okahandja.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I stayed here one night on a recent trip to Namibia and wished I could have stayed longer. We were very warmly welcomed, given all the information on the rooms, dinner plans, and areas for relaxation. It is an elegant place to relax and rejuvenate and the best part is the food. Delicious dinner in a perfect setting. Next to... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Close to Windhoek but completely secluded it is the perfect location for tranquil, relaxing break with great food, good wine and excellent service. Just be aware that you still drive quite a distance once you leave the tarred road...for a while we thought we had gotten lost... I had forgotten to mention that I was vegetarian but they were able... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We spent two nights here at the end of December and, although they were working on a skeleton staff due to the holiday season, there was definitely no lack of service! Sandra met us on arrival with wonderful cold face cloths and we enjoyed a glass of homemade iced tea on checking in, gave us a tour of the property... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was our last day in Namibia, and one of the best. The farmstead is slightly off the beaten track but well worth the drive. The accommodation was very comfortable, the food was excellent. Paul provides enthusiastic management and runs a great sunset game drive with 'sun-downer' drinks included, he also supports the local community. We would love to return.

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Address: D2012 | Okahandjia, Okahandja, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Otjozondjupa Region > Okahandja
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ELEGANCE, TRANQUILITY AND WILDLIFE. The fusion of old and new at The Elegant Farmstead allows you to indulge in a refreshingly different experience. From the outside it has the typical old farmstead look and feel. As for the inside the thoughtful touches and elegant interior give it a modern and stylish twist. This unique combination of old and new is tucked away in a beautiful garden with lush plants and trees. Just beyond stretches the vast African bush with an abundance of wildlife. Sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquility of The Elegant Farmstead. The Elegant Farmstead offers 11 tastefully furnished rooms with en-suite bathrooms. The stylish and modern rooms invite you to recline in the unique atmosphere of old and new. The beautiful and tranquil garden offers many seating arrangements and day beds which will inspire you to enjoy the outside life on the Farmstead. Cool down in the huge, sparkling pool overlooking the flourishing garden. Treat yourself to a casual Champaign lunch under the mighty camelthorn trees in the dry river bed. Relax in one of our chic lounges, take endless strolls along the dry river beds and enjoy an unforgettable African sundowner on the nearby Signal Hill. In the evenings we invite you to unwind in our trendy cigar lounge and indulge in an excellent bottle of fine South African wine. Afterwards tickle your taste buds with our delicious cuisine, served in the Lapa under the African sky or in the warm straw-thatched dining room by the pool on cold winter evenings. After dinner The Elegant Farmstead will spoil you with a tasty cheese and biltong (traditional dried meat) platter served around the glazing camp fire. The Elegant Farmstead also offers a large variety of wildlife and plenty of birds on the 2500 hectare farm. Springbok, Eland, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Kudu, Hartebeest, Blesbok, Duiker, Steenbok, Warthog, Ostrich and Jackal roam freely amongst the breath-taking setting of mountains, dry river beds, and open plains. Take pleasure in a game drive or view the game from the tranquil wooden deck. Various hiking trails via the dry river beds and open plains to the Signal Mountain can be explored on your own. The hiking trails will allow you to become intimate with nature as the endless horizons are engraved into your heart. We also recommend you to visit the Herero village Ovitoto and Okahandja with its cultural sites such as the Herero graves and the most famous Namibian wood-carving market. Directions to The Elegant Farmstead from Windhoek City: Drive the B1 north from Windhoek and travel for about 68 km towards Okahandja where you will reach the turn-off on the right leading to Von Bach Dam on Road 2102. Travel for another 26 km on this scenic road until you arrive at the entrance to The Elegant Farmstead on your right. Directions to The Elegant Farmstead from the Hosea Kutako International Airport: Drive the B2 towards Windhoek until you reach the turn-off M53 on you right side. Travel the M53 for about 12 km where you get to the turn-off D2102 on your left. Travel the D2101 for about 110 km until you arrive at the entrance to The Elegant Farmstead on your left. Landing strip suitable for small aircrafts: Aeronautical co-ordinates: 17°18 E, 21°55 S. A brief history of The Elegant Farmstead: "Otjisazu is the original name of the Farm which is today The Elegant Farmstead. The name Otjisazu is derived from the red cattle of an old Herero man who used to live there (ozosazu = red oxen). The place is 115 m higher in altitude than Okahandja and situated 1520 m above sea level 21º, 56’17" east. The station was built on the right bank of a small river which has its source in the mountain above Okahandja in the east and which flows into the Swakop two hours below Otjosazu at Ozoserekaze "the old honored lady". Otjosazu then had a good river source which streamed for a quarter of an hour with rich gardening land on either bank and a beautiful mimosa forest on its left bank, particularly near Okandjira. The grazing land was good with rainfalls of 350 mm in good years and 150 mm in bad years. There was no lack of ostrich, leopard, hyena, wolves and jackals. Ostrich troops often came into the plains of the place. Snakes were found there, too. The 5-6 m long Ondara lived on the Ondrohungu Mountains for some time, scarring us with her presence. During a conference of the Rhenish Mission Society held in 1871 it was decided that the young Missionary J.Irle should build a station with the aim to convert the Herero and Mbanderu people under Chief Kukuri to Christian faith. Irle stayed on Otjosazu together with his wife for 31 years. He gained profound insight into the life and traditions of the Herero people which made him the best qualified expert of the Herero culture at his time. When the Herero rose against the German colonial power in 1904, Irle was one of the few people from Africa who informed the public in Germany about the reasons and causes of the rebellion. Irle’s successor on Otjisazu was Missionary Brockmann who lived through the Herero rebellion there. Senior Chief Samuel Maherero had passed a resolution which protected non-German whites and German women, children and missionaries against harm. In the following events, Missionary Brockmann was requested by the Herero on 29 January 1904 to leave Otjosazu and to go to Okahandja. Like all surrounding missionary stations Otjosazu was also looted and destroyed." ... more   less 
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