Certainly the game at waterhole and porcupine-viewing were great experiences but my lodge accommodation disappointed with its lack of amenities over the two nights: not even a coffee cup or spoon in the kitchen (let alone coffee), and bathroom with a speck of shampoo in a nearly empty single-use container plus similarly depleted body-wash. Curiously mean for a supposedly upmarket establishment.
We stayed here overnight with our 4x4 with Rooftop tent on our way to Etosha. The owners are super nice and gave us a warm welcome. it was great chatting with them and we ended up having dinner and breakfast at the facilities there instead of cooking our own. There is a nice lit waterhole and a large fence with lots of porcupines which they called us watch feeding time. Amazing!
We stayed over for one night in March 2019 on our way north. the lodge was a very welcoming stopover. We stayed in 2 chalets and had a great bbq, facilities are good and the chalets have a nice braai area, under the mopane trees. Service was excellent and the staff very attentive and friendly. Breakfast was also very good with delicious fresh bread. We didn't get a chance to explore the farm itself, but the lodge is excellent and I would certainly stay there again.
Part work part holiday in Namibia stayed at Sophienhof in the VIP lodge. Beautiful self contained lodge perched on a ridge above the main buildings. Panoramic view of the area including the waterhole and comes with telescope. Saw no end of animals in the day and particularly at night around the lit up waterhole. Private pool, and small garden were great but the stuffed animals in the kitchen dining area are maybe a little over the top. Staff were very friendly and helpful food is simple but excellent after a long day seeing the wildlife. Went on the Game Drive and the Farm Drive and both were inexpensive and well worth doing (feeding the Cheetahs was a marvellous experience). Close to Outjo which has shops, filling stations and banks etc and about 50 mins from Etosha National Park which is well worth a visit - loved the whole experience…
We stayed on the Sophienhof Lodge campsite for 2 days and had a very special time there with friendly staff and family-like atmosphere. We attended the cheetah feeding and had the best game drive across big parts of the property. Our son also liked the clean and shady pool, the wi-fi and the porcupines. Nothing to complain about, thanks for hosting us!