I visited Farm Kiripotib with my wife Hannah and absolutely loved it!
It is set in the middle of the Kalahari, offers stunning views of the surrounding area, sweeping gras lands that show decades of conservative and sustainable farming principles. The place is originally a commercial Namibian farm and basically produces organic meat (cattle and lamb) - no hormones, stimulants nothing but pure grazing with little interruption.
The accomodation was stunning, well kept, clean as can be, luxurious and lot's of space. Not too much tourism here that's for sure.
The lodge/guest farm is well kept with lush gardens and lots of indigenous trees and shrubs plus a big vegetable garden producing lots of produce at the farm!
Dining and wining was excellent with great service (Isaac, Lynos!!!) and Makwara from Zimbabwe is an outstanding chef!
Then, there are lots of activities that made our trip there seem overly short:
Gliding (soaring) with some of the world's best conditions - (search for the separate website).
Astrology (star gazing) with the newest equipment you can imagine - (search for the separate website).
A jewellery on the farm.
A weavery plus spinning and dying of all wool on the farm.
Plenty of walks (April was a brilliant month to take advantage of this) to the mountains/ aloe forests/ game camp.
Game drives to dunes as well as the game camp.
Hans and Claudia were great entertainers and helped us get the most of the remaining trip we had planned in Namibia from having done hundreds of safaris (private and commercial) themselves.
Thank you for an awesome time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kiripotib is the perfect location in the Kalahari for you to start or end your Namibian holiday. Just 1.5 Hours drive from Windhoek, we have 20 charming chalets and double-rooms, a revitalizing pool surrounded by sundecks and indigenous trees, and a beautiful thatched Lapa sporting an inviting dining, sitting room and bar. Let us take you on a tour around our working farm. We will share our story around how Kiripotib became such a diverse place with farming and wildlife, cheetah conservation, guest farm, carpet weavery, jewelry studio, star-gazing and gliding. Let us spoil you with personalized service, superb cuisine and pristine nature experiences. ... more less