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Alte Kalkofen Lodge
1439, Keetmanshoop 9000, Namibia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Keetmanshoop B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Look forward to coming back...first rate!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This time two years ago my wife and I were on honeymoon in Namibia and Alte Kalkofen lodge formed one of our overnight stays on our return journey. Intended merely as an overnight stop, Alte Kalkofen turned into one of the memorable highlights of our trip. Our hosts, Frikkie and Hilde were fantastic, from sundowners overlooking the semi-esert-like landscape to Hilde's cooking. The way in which Frikkie and Hilde not only make you feel incredibly welcome but also the way in which they are conserving their property with careful attention paid to everything that is done. We'll be back in namibia on holiday next year and look forward to returning to Alte Kalkofen. P.S. The lithops are well worth having a look at.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A fabulous 2 day stay with hosts ranking among the best we have ever experienced in a lodge/B&B, courteous, attentive and utterly professional. Real attention to detail and excellent cuisine worthy of a Michelin rating, a big + is that they cater so well for vegetarians - it is after all Namibia.

And by the way an excellent location for a 1/2 day trip to Fish River Canyon through the ever changing spectacular semi-desert.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Alte Kalkofen is a lovely place, very quiet, even though it’s not far from the main road. It’s actually only 2.5km off the B4 so also a good place to take a lunch break, they do a good meal/sandwich/apple pie.
It’s a nice distance between Fish River Canyon and Sossusvlei or Luderitz , but well worth spending time there for it’s own sake. If you’re interested in plants and flowers it’s a must, they have a wonderful collection of Lithops, that’s Living stones, and unless you’re very dedicated it’s probably the easiest way to see them in Namibia. Frikkie and Hilde can tell you everything about these weird little plants, and are very knowledgeable about everything to do with nature.
We had a lovely bungalow, full of quirky details, there was both an inside and an outside shower. Sitting outside on the terrace was a pleasure. Dinner in the starlight was terrific, as was breakfast, I think the food here was a class higher than just about anywhere we ate in Namibia. We enjoyed the swimming pool too, like everything else it was very clean, and well arranged.
They have a fuel station, and filling up is a good idea because there isn’t another till Aus, we didn’t and regretted it when the yellow fuel light came on with 100km to go!
We highly recommend Alte Kalkofen!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had a warm welcome after a long days ride. The location is breath-taking. The chalets are well equipped with no TV's which make it 10 times better as you have a sundeck facing a dry river bed and a waterhole which all just fit together. Do yourself the favour drive the 90 odd km's from Keetmanshoop or if you are on your way to Luderitz This is the stop over stop, your will receive a very warm welcome and excellent food This is a must.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

What a great place to stay. We were here for an overnight stay on our way to fish river. We didn't expect it to be so beautiful. The rooms are located in little private houses with a sundeck overlooking the beautifull surroundings. These rooms and central building are styled beautifully in a clean, modern but still cosy way. Absolutely fabulous was the hospitality and cooking by Frikkie and Hilde. They really make you feel at home! It was so wonderfull that we, on our way back from fish river, decided to make a stop at Alte Kalkofen for one last piece of delicious apple pie. We really felt like we made some new friends. We will come back and next time we'll stay longer.

Hilde and Frikkie, thank you for creating unforgettable memories.

Niels, Marije, Peter and Marjo Nederlof

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

With an interesting an slightly different architecture, this lodge offers te perfect opportunity to lean back and relax, while enjoying it's breathtaking location and superb food. If going south in your Namibia trip, this gret place to stop over.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We spent some days at the lodge for a family wedding. It was spectacular. The entire estate is designed with lots attention to detail and we loved every tiny corner of it! The service is perfect and the food is great! All lodges have a beautiful view and are very stylish. We loved it and recommend a stay at the lodge! N+J

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 1439, Keetmanshoop 9000, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Central Plateau > Keetmanshoop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Keetmanshoop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
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