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Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve

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THE DREAM STARTS HERE. Far from the crowd, in a wild and isolated corner of southern Namibia, Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve is a magical destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. eco-conscious bungalows, it's a soul-stirring place where guests have all they need to relax and reconnect with nature. A NATURE RESERVE LIKE NO OTHER. Unlike other nature reserves, which invite dozens of people to visit at once, Sandfontein is designed with exclusivity in mind. A maximum of 10 visitors can enjoy the private, 200,000 acre reserve at any one time. Instead, nature-focused activities and excursions are crafted especially for guests, giving them the freedom to explore an area that's bigger than Singapore on foot, whatever suits their mood. They can even request a private photo safari led by Sandfontein's personal guides who have spent time developing an affinity with the striking Namibian terrain.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Fishing
Walking tours
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Minibar
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Off D208, Sandfontein 9000 Namibia
Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
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Barbara H wrote a review Mar 2023
Switzerland1 contribution1 helpful vote
On our 4th trip to Namibia we finally found the perfect place. Adrian and Chery are the most wonderful hosts, they make every wish possible and we felt at home the moment we arrived. All the other staff spoiled us as well. A great thanks for the wonderful time. We enjoyed several magic game and farm drives with Adrian as our Guide. He made every minute special and whenever I wanted to take a picture, he stopped with pleasure. The nature and the landscape are spectacular. Seeing the animals in their natural environment is a privilege that can only be experienced at Sandfontein Natur Reserve. The Chalets are tastefully furnished and have a special touch of luxury. Everything is clean and well maintained. The food tasted great. On our first evening we enjoyed a marvelous and romantic candle light dinner. Once again thank you very much for the great hospitality. We definitively will come back!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Silke Kruger, General Manager at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 13 Mar 2023
Thank you for the most wonderful review, Barbara. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again!
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peter hatch wrote a review Oct 2022
32 contributions16 helpful votes
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Had the most wonderful time, calm and relaxing with panoramic vistas. Wild life and Orange river close by. Super tasty food at a time to suite and game drives when you would like. A one of a kind safari lodge in the deep south of Namibia. Left feeling like one of the family.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 7 Nov 2022
Thank you for your review, Peter. It's always nice hearing that our guests had an enjoyable stay. We know this won't be your last trip to Namibia and so we hope to see you again.
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monique s wrote a review Feb 2023
We had the most special time at Sandfontein. They have the most spectacular location, offering beauty, relaxation and adventure all in one spot. With limited guests, you feel right at home. The hosts are absolutely wonderful and attend to your every need and go above and beyond to deliver. Andreas always made sure our glasses were topped up and the kitchen chef's will attend to your taste buds every need. Scenic sunset drives, Kayaking on the oranje rivier, relaxation by the pool and going for walks in the most beautiful landscapes sandfontein has to offer. Sandfontein will always be such a special place for us and I thank all the hosts for making our engagement so memorable. We will definitely be seeing you again. If you're looking for some down time in a gorgeous location you will not regret spending time at Sandfontein, and will be even more enjoyable in winter months!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 9 Feb 2023
Thank you, Shawn and Monique, for leaving such a great review! We try hard to ensure that our guests have a positive experience and your words affirmed that. Thank you for choosing Sandfontein to be part of your engagement. We look forward to hosting you for the honeymoon! We'll make sure it's very cosy when you come in winter 😉
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Bridget wrote a review Jan 2023
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The moment we arrived at Sandfontein, we knew it was special. Nestled in a huge expanse of arid and mountainous terrain, you're off the grid, off the beaten track and far from anything man-made. Breathtaking skies, big country, bordered by the magnificent Orange River and home to a luxury African Lodge overlooking a wide expanse of nature at its best. African orange sunsets, sunrise, game drives with some very special viewings and even a walking tracking experience to die for. This has to be one of the most tailored, personal and accessible experiences of the wild that you can get. Spectacular.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: There are only 5 lodges (rooms) clustered around the main lodge. They're all fabulous.
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 13 Jan 2023
Thank you for your lovely review, Bridget. We're pleased to hear that you and Paul enjoyed your stay at our lodge and that appreciated the beautiful surroundings which indeed make Sandfontein so special. It was wonderful to spend Christmas with you. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future.
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Ernst38 wrote a review Oct 2022
Windhoek, Namibia374 contributions124 helpful votes
This is truly a very special and remote place. The lodge is wonderful, beautifully decorated with only 5 bungalows, so very personal. The manager couple has been extremely friendly and welcoming throughout our stay. The dinner was great, the breakfast could to with some touch-up. We stayed in the very comfortable suite with all necessary amenities. The scenic drive was great, as was the outing to the orange river with fishing and kayaking. We and our kids enjoyed every minute of our stay!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Chéri Mulder, Marketing at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
Responded 8 Nov 2022
Thank you, Maike, for your complimentary review. It was such a pleasure hosting you and your family. Adriaan particularly enjoyed the river trip and fishing with your boys. We would love to see you back here!
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NinaG1111 wrote a review Aug 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom92 contributions13 helpful votes
We loved our stay so much we didn’t want to leave! So serene and peaceful with incredible setting and views. Luxury with a really personal touch. Hosts and staff went above and beyond. Catered for vegan and vegetarian amazingly. I was also ill when arrived and they took such good care of me. Excellent service and a real family feel whilst still really professional service. Trip down to orange river private canoe tour and wild swim, saw incredible bird life and baboons and some other wildlife on way through the reserve. Saw lots of wildlife on drive in and out of reserve. Watching sunrise on our room deck or sitting by stunning long pool amongst incredible setting and views - it was all a once in a lifetime experience, highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Sept 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Nina. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and are most grateful for your review. We hope to see you again!
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Guanjin77 wrote a review Jul 2022
Mainz, Germany328 contributions73 helpful votes
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Located about 22 km from the gate on a huge private nature and game reserve the size of Singapore, the lodge consists of a main building and five chalets. We were absolutely impressed by the design and architecture of the buildings, and the impeccable service. Food was the best we ever had in Africa, which is even more remarkable considering the remote location. Our chalet came with a large shower and high-quality toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and body lotion, and, a special highlight in winter: Hot water and a decent water pressure. The landscape is absolutely fascinating, and we truly admire the sustainability and animal conservation efforts the owner is pursuing. All animals on the lodge‘s premises naturally belong in the area, and have plenty of space. Animal density is certainly lower than in other lodges, intentionally. Game ranger Adrian is super knowledgeable and the walking safari with him was amazing. Sundowner drives to remote areas are offered, too, and great fun. We even did moon gazing with a huge telescope, enjoying the full moon over the lodge. Despite the tranquility and remoteness of the lodge, there is lots to do, and the team is more than happy to accommodate individual preferences. Sandfontein is certainly one of the most luxurious lodges we have ever been to, yet down to earth with a focus on nature and animal wellbeing. A great experience over all, and clearly a recommendation for anyone interested in nature, landscape, and conservation efforts.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not expect to see large animals around every corner - the lodge focuses on a natural habitat,...
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Responded 6 Sept 2022
Thank you so much Bernd and Miriam for your very generous and detailed review. We always strive to provide a unique and memorable experience for our guests, so your positive feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Roam14436690781 wrote a review Jan 2022
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Sandfontein Lodge is a very special place. It’s quiet, professional, absolutely beautiful and relaxing. The starkness of the reserve is what makes this place so intriguing. It’s well appointed and the suites are exquisite. The staff are attentive and friendly. Chéri and Adriaan are wonderful hosts and superbly knowledgeable. Our kids were made to feel part of the family. This is a rare and wonderful place. An absolute must visit in Namibia.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 7 Jan 2022
Thank you for the glowing review, Jeremy and Tessa! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We're so glad you were able to rest and relax. Please visit again. Hopefully the fish will be biting then!
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Daniel F wrote a review Oct 2021
Colorado Springs, CO8 contributions
This was our third trip to Namibia, and we wanted to visit some more of the country. Cheri and Adrian were the perfect hosts on this vast and remote desert sanctuary, and our time with them here was simply world class. From the Sandfontein battle field (which is literally right out the door) to the game drives and our visit down to the Orange River, this is one of the most unique locations we've ever experienced. The lodge is simply beautiful, as are the rooms, and the rest of the staff and cuisine were equally exceptional. We left feeling like family, and look forward to our return!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 26 Oct 2021
Thank you, Daniel, for your very kind review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and overall experience. It was such a pleasure hosting you and Tia. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Kea Barnes wrote a review Apr 2021
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This was our last stop before heading home, what an extraordinary experience, the lodge has recently gone under new management and the couple running it are excellent hosts. They really made our time at the lodge one to remember, going over and above to make sure we were happy and comfortable, even providing some interesting activities including going for a private paddle down the river with insights into our surroundings.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 28 Apr 2021
Thank you for your positive feedback, Kea. We greatly appreciate your commendation. We're so pleased you had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Sandfontein.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.