This treat for the eye is a comfortable nature retreat in the middle of nowhere. Indeed, it’s located in the Kalahari, about an hour east of Windhoek airport and even farther from Windhoek proper. In this case, location is everything and it is incredible. The sounds you hear may be made by hundreds of birds or maybe the shush-shush of a preoccupied porcupine meandering through the yard or maybe you’ll hear the new owner extolling her mastery of contracts and her shrewdness in protecting herself against liability for possible acts of negligence by the previous owner(s), etc., etc.
Eningu Clayhouse is in transition between owners. During breakfast on our one morning there, the only guest (me) couldn’t hear the songbirds or the rodent above the din of a business discussion carried on by the new owner so we left.
With the likely addition of television from Europe and an Internet café we sense that new management may not fully appreciate the site and can therefore not recommend it to others at this time unless, of course, you need tele in the Kalahari.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eningu is a window on the Kalahari, a creative view from a place of wonderful style and Beauty; a Lodge imbued with warmth, handcraft and art, nestled in camel thorn savannah, where the last rocky outcrops of the central Namibian highlands dip their jagged backs into deep red sands, creating the gentle ripples that are the first dunes of the Kalahari. - Eningu Clayhouse Lodge offers nine private, individually styled guest rooms, a swimming pool with whirlpool, a rooftop sundeck, a lounge, indoor and outdoor dining areas, an archery range, a climatized wine cellar, a souvenir shop, beautifully set walking trails and much more. ... more less