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Rundu, Okavango, Namibia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very private and and one with nature.Very spacious rooms with fantastic surroundings. Interesting decor and an energy of complete relaxation. Friendly staff and great service. The food is the best I have had during my travels within Namibia. Great place to be during your travels in Namibia. With an abundance of bird life around the lodging and of course the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed one night at the end of 2 weeks of dusty driving through Namibia. The grounds were immaculate - not a stone out of place, and it was lovely to be surrounded by some green. Well worth the drive on the dirt road (in good condition). Food was the best we'd eaten - catered beautifully for our family with both...

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

What we liked -nice pool area -serval very charming spaces around the house to chill out -serval guided activities aviable -26km road to reach the farm in good condition -very friendly, warm staff! -restaurant quality and quantity are very good, also for vegetarians What you have to know -this is a farmstead, so at night there are some bugs/instects in...

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Ohio
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We arrived late and had to depart very early. This place deserves at least two nights. It's a 26 km drive on gravel from the main road. Beautiful setting, lovely rooms, great food. But they have a rooster next door that starts crowing at 4am.

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

The lodge is located in the countryside with a beautyful garden and swimming pool. The rooms are clean, tastefully designed and a very comfy beds. Wifi is only available at the reception. Unfortunately I was sick then so I couldn't taste the dinner, but my fellow travellers told me it was very good. The staff was very helpfull and kind....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Our second stay here. Ideal for a last night in Namibia before setting off for the airport without too much rush. Recently refurbished, it still retains the character it had before and service can be a bit hit and miss, though well intentioned.

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auckland
Reviewed August 8, 2016

At the end of a frenetic 2 week tour, 2 nights here was just what we needed.....beautiful, old, refurbished farmstead in a working farm....our wee cottage was actually the old police station. Great setting....yes the road isn't the best but just take it slowly........it is worth the lovely ambience and fabulous hospitality when you get there. The included meals were...

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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

A nice stop over well placed close to Windhoek. Nice garden and main area. Try out the walk on the property and you can be lucky to see a lot of animals. The staff sang a song for us after dinner and they were very good. There are a lot of small things that makes your stay even more memorable...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Elegant Farmstead was our last stop before traveling back home. We had a nice welcome. Staff is very friendly. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Negative thing about the room was the water pressure from the shower. Dinner was delicious and breakfast was also good with fresh warm homemade bread. Wifi only works in the main building but it's not...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed April 17, 2016

Very nice rooms (clean and nicely decorated), heartwarming hopitality by the staff, beautiful landscape surrounding the elegant farmstead and great food. We loved the sunset drive and the pool. And it was really nice to a walk in the nature.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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Address: D2012 | Okahandjia, Okahandja 9000, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Otjozondjupa Region > Okahandja
Price Range: $50 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Elegant Farmstead 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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The Elegant Farmstead Namibia/Okahandja
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