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Frans Indongo Lodge
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Fantastic food, wonderful staff, the most amazing location with its own wildlife. Don't miss it. We went out of our way to stay here and are glad we did. The staff were so kind to the kids and had am amazing pride and dignity in their work which was lacking elsewhere in Namibia. Maybe because this Lodge is truly black Namibian owned and run. The game drive was wodnerful - 5 white rhinos! The food is fantastic and the rooms wonderful. Don't miss it - a gem.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had only 1 night at Frans Indongo Lodge. We would have liked to stay longer but it was full for the next few days. The best part of the lodge is the deck where you have a grand view across the bush savanna with many animals passing by. Next time I want to spend more time watching the savanna animals from the deck or via a jeep tour. The room was OK on the inside but the outside was very much in keeping with the local designs. The room was very large and had a patio. The room decor was very nice but not a lot of safari look. At the end of the day you really end up out looking at all the beauty around you. There is also a lookout tower for an even better view of the savannah. The best part of our visit was dinner. It was fantastic. Nice selection of wines and very good service from the staff. The interior is very warm and comfortable. We had to leave early the next morning and they were kind enough to give us some breakfast boxes.

Room Tip: Be sure to chill on the deck and take in the view of the land and animals! If you are not afraid of...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We travelled for 17 days by auto in Namibia, and this was by far the most luxurious place we stayed in. It was relaxing and very low key. Staff welcoming, and accommodating. They had a "packed" breakfast for us in the morning as we had an early visit to the Cheetah Conservation site, about an 80 minute drive away, for 8am. Reservations for watching the cheetahs run at breakfast can be made here.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you want to stay a few days here, rest, enjoy the surroundings and the pool, you're in the right place : the staff is welcoming, the maids are always smiling and laughing, you'll eat very well, the rooms are large and comfortable.

You may test the game drive : we didn't see a lot of animals and no rhinos ; but as you know, this is not a zoo ; the point was that the guide was new with a short experience of both the animals and the truck he drove. I hope they will teach him quickly...

Regarding the interesting spots of the area : Waterberg and the Cheeta's Conservation Fund, you're too far from them : you've got to drive more than 80 km (in which 60 of graveled road) to go to the CCF, so it's not possible to go there from the lodge (first activities are at 8 am so you've got to leave at 6 am) and then to come back. And Waterberg is farer.

So if you're just passing through, try to find another location (closer from Otjiwarongo), otherwise the place, again, is lovely.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed at Frans Indongo for a couple of days. The food was interesting and excellent. They served a different game entree each evening so we had the opportunity to try foods we wouldn't have at home in the US. The hartebeest was by far the best dinner we had in Namibia.

The rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated. They also had heaters in the room for those nights the temperatures dropped as it was winter (July) when we were there. We especially appreciated being warm, especially in the early morning.

The WiFi was free and worked very well, much better than we ever expected.

The best part was when Walt took us out for a game drive later in the afternoon. He tried his best to find animals of interest. It was probably one of the most enjoyable game drives for us as it was our first of the trip, and we were able to see so many animals.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This was our return visit to the lodge and we were welcomed with a lovely letter and spray of flowers The food was excellent, the best out of all the places we ate at in Namibia. Walt and Astrid and staff are very pleasant and efficient and this really is a lovely place to visit. We stay here to spend time at CCF and it is the perfect stop from Windhoek en route to Etosha.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Lovely and caring hosts. Made everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We were a group of three adults and three kids and we felt extraordinarily welcome. Rooms were nice, lodge restaurant was awesome. Wifi was quick and (as far as I can remember) free of charge. Hosts were nice enough to book us a slot at the Cheetah conservation fund. We were able to pay the charge at the lodge which was quite convenient. Food was excellent and service was outstanding.

Room Tip: Room #4 is a family room which is great with regards to space an proximity to the restaurant but fro...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Address: Otjiwarongo 1093, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Otjozondjupa Region > Otjiwarongo
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Ranked #2 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Otjiwarongo
Price Range: $158 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Frans Indongo Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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