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The Elegant Farmstead

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D2012 | Okahandjia, Okahandja 9000, Namibia
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars 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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Luang. prabang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Elegant Homestead is a working farm with the comfort of a top lodge. We were given a friendly and enthusiastic welcome. It's about 30 monutes of the main road on a gravel road which holds no fears. Dinner and breakfast were very good. There is a walking trail and a very friendly dog who will accompany you to take care... More 

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Windhoek
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Let me start with the pros: The setting of the lodge is beautiful and it is not far from Windhoek. It is also only 26km of gravel road driving. The waiters, bartenders, guides, kitchen and cleaning staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was a delight and the pool area is an oasis. The cons: We were three couples,... More 

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Jorn D, Owner at The Elegant Farmstead, responded to this review

Management Reply: Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we are truly sorry that the Elegant Farmstead did not live up to your expectation and that you left the Farm with a bad taste in your mouth. The Elegant Farmstead stands for Elegance, Tranquility and Wildlife and we do pride ourselves in the experience that... More 

Hadsund, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

A very relaxing quiet place, with a fantastic special exterior and interior. Excelent service and good food. Only minus is the road condition from the main road to the lodge. Wifi Ok and a nice pool to relax by. 4,5 Star in our rating.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Elegant Farmstead for one night on our first night in Namibia. The location was perfect for our first stop- a short drive from Windhoek after a long two days of flights from the US, and a reasonable drive the next day to Etosha. The property was beautiful, and we even saw some wildlife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Elegant farmstead is a lovely place which is located close to windhoek and offers a relaxing and natural atmosphere. The food was lovely, and well cooked and always different, the sundowner game drive is a must do where you drive around see different species of animals and have a cold beverage, biltong and snacks watching the sun set on a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Elegant Farmstead was a very enjoyable and relaxing place to end our wonderful holiday in Namibia. Our comfortable room overlooked a dried up river bed where baboons, warthogs and various antelope wandered by. The meals were good and we enjoyed afternoon tea with lovely home-made cakes. Katja and Paul, our hosts, were excellent. We enjoyed a superb sundowner game drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

That was our first night in Namibia after a long trip from France through South Africa during which we had almost lost our luggage! Direction Okahandja, and then 40 km of a painful gravel road, before reaching destination. The place is very nice, the rooms are clean, comfortable and modern, the food is very nice and well balanced, but the... More 

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Windhoek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

What a relaxed stay!! Rooms are simple yet comfortable. There are plenty of sitting areas to have a drink and relax. Dinner was amazing, both evenings! Breakfast was also good! Would definitely go again!

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Breakfast
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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
Also Known As:
The Elegant Farmstead Namibia/Okahandja
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