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Barkhan Dune Retreat

Farm 398 D1275, 20km from Spreetshooge Pass, Solitaire Namibia
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Solitaire
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Infinity pool
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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Farm 398 D1275, 20km from Spreetshooge Pass, Solitaire Namibia
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Dawn v wrote a review May 2021
George, South Africa93 contributions35 helpful votes
We were two couples on a tour of Namibia and sadly arrived quite late due to the long distances, so did not get enough time to enjoy the wonderful destination. The view was amazing and definitely worth the drive, the welcome was very warm and we felt very relaxed there, a wonderful couple who exude hospitality at its best. The little meercats were an added bonus and the dinner was excellent, we had oryx steaks that were cooked to perfection and an amazing apple dessert. The fresh bread almost filled us up before the main as it was so fresh and crispy we could not resist eating more ;-) I loved the concept of the rooms hidden in a mound to blend with the environment and the pool was a refreshing addition after the long dusty roads. The furniture, both in the rooms and the main house were obviously custom made and blended perfectly with the decor and ambiance. My only comment would be that the bed, although comfortable was very small - it had lovely linen but was a bit tight for both my husband and myself. I think if they want to improve anything it would be to go for bigger and longer beds, especially for the overseas market. Having been in the hospitality industry for 27 years this I know is a must. Another issue (but not serious) would be to inform the guests that the water is solar heated and to shower at night - as the next morning there was only cold water in our unit. Our friends showered at night and were lucky to get lovely hot showers. We would have loved to stay a second day - and I think that should be taken into consideration when booking - there is lots to do and see in the surrounding hills and time to walk would have been great - alas we only had one night - I think two should be a minimum as it takes a while to get there. Overall a wonderful stay, and although one of the more expensive stops on our trip we felt it was worth it - just needed a bigger bed! Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Manja wrote a review May 2021
Windhoek, Namibia1 contribution
Stunning location with breathtaking views. Warm welcomes in traditional Namibian style. Kuanga’s kitchen is fully equipped, room overflows with lush bedding; not to mention the privacy. Perfect romantic getaway. Can’t wait to go back
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
lgaranflo wrote a review Apr 2021
Johns Island, South Carolina37 contributions4 helpful votes
Sometimes you get so much more than you expected. This was the case at Barkan Dunes. We planned it as a stop-over from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund so we could break up the journey on the terrible gravel roads. We booked the self catering cottage as it was located on its area & its amazing design. Alma, the owner, met us with a warm welcome & offered cool drinks as we checked in & learned about this great & worthy project. They own over 10,000 hectares & it covers the most breathtaking mountain & valley views. There are 6-7 individual cottages built environmentally bermed into the rocky terrain. To become self sufficient, they've planted a citrus orchard, vegetable plots and occasionally harvest an oryx for meat. We followed Alma to our cottage set between several huge boulders. It has everything you need. A large comfy bed with crisp cotton sheets, an outdoor shower & toilet, a 2 burner hob & a small fridge stocked with water, sodas & wine. The cottage runs completely on solar power. But it was the view that kept us captivated. Surrounded by mountains leading down to a wide grassy valley, we sat outside until well after dark. It was one of the most beautiful settings, in a perfect cottage! Located about 20 km.outside Solitare, Barkan Dunes offers a stunning stay!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Pierre V wrote a review Jul 2020
Windhoek, Namibia1 contribution
A short note to express our appreciation of the notable experience we had at Barkhan Lodge, on 30 June 2020. Other than the the striking setting and amazing sundowner, we find the new rooms to be unique, spacious and clean. Over and above however the praise goes to Nicky and Gerda, who ensured we had a memorable stay. They spoiled us with delicious food and catering for our every need. Compliments to a remarkable managing couple. We trust that there will be a next time. Best Regards Pierre Viljoen pierre@incars.com.na Mobile: +264 811 277 977 Guests: Pierre and Silke Viljoen Miranda and Dirk Bosman with Darian
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Date of stay: June 2020
Riaan L wrote a review Jun 2020
Namibia1 contribution
Thank you Barkhan for a spectacular experience! We were treated with delicious food, and friendly hospitality. Beautiful decorated rooms with an uncluttered view over the valley of silence! We took full advantage partaking in the many activities available at the lodge. It is unbelievable how easy it is to ride the e-bike and the solar buggies are a must to explore the surroundings. We will definitely come back again soonest. Next time we will the bring the family.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: The view from chalet No 7 is spectacular.
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Response from Sherpa06364166402, Owner at Barkhan Dune Retreat
Responded Jul 2, 2020
Thank you for the review Riaan it was a pleasure hosting you.
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NamibiaKhomas RegionSolitaire
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barkhan Dune Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Barkhan Dune Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Barkhan Dune Retreat?
Top room amenities include an additional bathroom, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Barkhan Dune Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Barkhan Dune Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Barkhan Dune Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Barkhan Dune Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Barkhan Dune Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.