We stayed at Hammerstein in January as part of a comprehensive tour of Namibia. It was not up to the 3/4 * standard of the other lodges we stayed at and seemed grubby and rather 'down at heel'. Our main gripe with it was that the captive leopard, cheetahs and caracals seemed to be there as a lure to get guests in. Most of us who travel thro Africa are there to apreciate the wild beauty of the large cats in their natural habitat, and not to stroke captive cheetahs or walk into the pens of caracals who have been trapped by local farmers.
If you are into tacky tourist then this is the place for you.
We don't have a problem by the way with centres who have large cats for research and breeding purposes.
- Also Known As:
- Hammerstein Lodge And Camp Hotel Namib-Naukluft Park
- Hammerstein Lodge Namibia/Maltahohe