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C35 near Galton Gate, Etosha National Park Namibia
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#13 of 37 Specialty lodging in Etosha National Park
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Hobatere Lodge is strategically located 65 km north of Kamanjab on the western border of the Etosha National Park. The lodge has an airstrip and is situated in a concession area of 8,808 ha which is home to a wide selection of game, including elephant, giraffe, eland and Hartmann's zebra.
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24-hour front desk
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C35 near Galton Gate, Etosha National Park Namibia
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finny123 wrote a review Jul 2020
Windhoek, Namibia394 contributions129 helpful votes
Thank you COVID for giving us the opportunity to visit Hobatere where we were surrounded round the clock by a large herd of elephants, zebra, oryx, giraffe and impala who had free roam of the lodge thanks to the lack of tourists. We arrived at 4pm and for the next six hours had a full on show, replete with trumpeting and all kinds of noise. We did a lovely game drive with Tobias, searching for the lions that live on the 36,000 hectare concession. As if the wildlife was not good enough we had Colin! What can I say. We were treated like royalty from beginning to end. Such a lovely and charming host and a wonderful chef. We ate perfectly seasoned beef filet the first night followed by a suspiciously name vinegar cake that did not live up to its name and was simply delicious. The second evening Colin delivered up fantabulous spring rolls, the most tender chicken ever and Nutella filled cupcakes. Two nights and 5 kilos later we left Hobatere blissful, calm and well fed. Tooms are comfortable but not exceptional but we weren’t there for the decor. Thank you Colin for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Mikecasa wrote a review Mar 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom42 contributions52 helpful votes
We really loved our stay here. The wildlife is great but the staff make it an exceptional stay. Our guide Martin was amazing, not only his ability to spot animals but his knowledge of them and his patience with slow photographers deserve special mention. Lodge staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Colin and Rudi deserve praise for the effort they made helping us with the chaos resulting from covid19. It breaks our hearts to see the lodges here so empty due to travel restrictions, so once normal travel is resumed people need to visit to support the lodges and the wonderful work they do for animal conservation.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Hobatere Lodge
Responded Mar 23, 2020
Thank you for the amazing review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay at Hobatere Lodge. We will be sure to share your kind words with all the great staff in camp and hope you will visit us again soon.
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Henning511 wrote a review Jan 2020
Swakopmund, Namibia76 contributions20 helpful votes
I always wanted to return to Hobatere. Many years have passed since my last visit. My wife and I stayed there for one night en-route to Etosha. PROS Friendly staff. Breakfast and dinner excellent! Good lookout at the swimming pool over a close-by waterhole. Rudi the friendly hands-on camp manager gave us an overview of whats happening at Hobatere and the dreams they have for the future. We saw some elephants in the distance at another waterhole(apparently there were about 18 elephants) and were told that we have missed the Lions and their cubs by one day! Our waiter was eloquent, caring and demonstrated a good knowledge of the area. CONS Given the rates charged we expected more of the accommodation. We felt the bungalows were a bit dated and we would have liked to have a view over the waterholes. Freshwater at the units is a challenge due to the "naughty" elephant bulls that damaged the pipeline on almost a daily basis. But, Rudi has a plan and the situation will be rectified. We missed the evening game drive but were excited to learn at the dinner table that some other guests spotted the lion tribe! We found it strange that no-one was at the entrance gate-you must open it yourself. Twenty meters into the reserve you find a big notice board with a stern warning to not get out of your vehicle from that point? SUMMARY Once a jewel in the lodge crown of Namibia to quote a touring agent- with the right leadership and vision Hobatere can get its place in the crown back. The sister-lodge Grootberg (one of our favorites) is proof of that! Good luck!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from JourneysNamibia, Manager at Hobatere Lodge
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us, We value your feedback. Thank you for highlighting points for us to work and improve on. We hope to see you at Hobatere Lodge on another return trip to Namibia, to create new fond memories of the lodge.
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CallustheJameses wrote a review Jan 2020
Graham, North Carolina66 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a great setting not far from the Galton gate to the western part of Etosha NP. We had fantastic game drives and wildlife (elephants, giraffes, zebras, and lions) was often spotted right from our dining tables. The rooms were fairly clean but hot at night. The windows were small and even though they had screens, did not allow for a good cross breeze so the rooms stayed hot throughout the night even with the ceiling fan. A floor/window fan would have been most welcome here as it did get cool outside during the night. The beds were very firm and only had duvets with no sheet so it was sort of all or nothing. The food was very good with variable sized portions. We enjoyed staying here and using it as a base to explore the much less visited western part of Etosha NP.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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pupimeister wrote a review Nov 2019
Vienna, Austria8 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay this November was very nice. We had a relaxed afternoon by the pool while being watched by a male lion which hung out just outside the fence. The father of seven cubs was the main attraction that afternoon. Still our stay was very relaxing, we had a delicious dinner and the night drive was fantastic.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NamibiaOshikoto RegionEtosha National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hobatere Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Hobatere Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hobatere Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hobatere Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hobatere Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.