Waterberg Guest Farm, Waterberg Plateau National Park Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Parks, Namibia

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Waterberg Guest Farm

Waterberg Guest Farm offers Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Waterberg Plateau National Park, Parks, Namibia

Highlights Facilities & what to expect at Waterberg Guest Farm

  • Situated at the foot of the majestic Waterberg Plateau
  • 4 x double and twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms
  • All rooms have toilets, showers and basins (one of the rooms also has an additional bathtub)
  • All rooms have their own private entrance leading out to a veranda
  • Spacious dining room is also located in the guesthouse, along with the comfortable lounge
  • 5 x 'Bush bungalows' situated 160 meters from the main guesthouse
  • The bush bungalows offer all the modern amenities to ensure your comfort.
  • Showers either inside or outside, surrounded by breathtaking views!
  • Our kitchen offers a wide variety of meals inspired by the regional cuisine, mouth-watering barbecues
  • Exquisite South African wines
  • Animals can be viewed on guided game drives through the rugged surrounding terrain in four-wheel drive vehicles, or just by sitting on the viewing deck at our floodlit waterhole
  • Swimming Pool
  • Visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund
  • Walking Trails
  • Wellness Treatments - These range from Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue to Hand and Feet Massages

Situated at the foot of the majestic Waterberg Plateau in Northern Central Namibia is the magnificent Waterberg Guest Farm, a 42 000 hectare paradise of natural African savannah.

Accommodation

The original 1930s manager's house was converted into a guesthouse with 4 double and twin rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

In order to share the natural beauty and heritage of the Waterberg and their passion for conservation with visitors, Harry opened the Waterberg Guest Farm in 1995.

All rooms have toilets, showers and basins (one of the rooms also has an additional bathtub). All rooms have their own private entrance leading out to a veranda.

The spacious dining room is also located in the guesthouse, along with the comfortable lounge - the perfect spot to relax after a long day outdoors.

In addition to the guesthouse, there are five 'bush bungalows' situated 160 meters from the main guesthouse. The truly unique bungalows are built according to the traditional Herero method.

Herero Bush Bungalow

In addition to the guesthouse, there are five 'bush bungalows' scattered along the slope of the Klein Waterberg. The truly unique bungalows are partly built after to the traditional Herero method.

According to Herero tradition the basic structure is fashioned from wooden poles harvested from non-indigenous invader bush, thus assisting in combating bush encroachment.

These are then covered with a mixture of clay from termite hills and "ombumbi" (cow dung) which is applied by hand by the women of the village.

While the bungalows themselves are constructed with mostly natural materials, the interiors are decorated in contemporary African design and offer all the modern amenities to ensure your comfort. They also offer the wonderful choice of showers either inside or outside, surrounded by breathtaking views!

In the traditional African grass-roofed "lapa" next to the swimming pool guests can enjoy their afternoon coffee or a sundowner. Alternatively they can sit on the wooden deck or around the fireplace and watch the illuminated waterhole as antelope, warthog and the occasional leopard come to drink, and in turn, be watched by the resident family of baboons.

About Us

Situated at the foot of the majestic Waterberg Plateau in Northern Central Namibia is the magnificent Waterberg Guest Farm, a 42 000 hectare paradise of natural African savannah.

The ranch 'Okosongomingo', on which the Waterberg Guest Farm is located, has been in the Schneider-Waterberg family since 1909 and your host, Harry Schneider-Waterberg, a third generation German Namibian, carries on the family tradition of cattle farming.

Okosongomingo is still a fully operational cattle farm breeding Santa Gertrudis, a cattle breed originating from Texas in the late 60's, which has proven itself as hardy and extremely well adapted to Namibia's dry climate. The farm has also gained a reputation for its breeding of wild Arabian horses.

Waterberg Guest Farm is conveniently situated just off the main road, halfway between Namibia's capital, Windhoek, and the world-famous Etosha National Park. It is the perfect place for your first or last stop.

Here you can relax from your flight to set off on your tour around Namibia well-rested or you can let your experiences of your travels through Namibia sink in before going home.

Ideally guests should stay two nights, in order to take advantage of the various activities we offer. We also have a 1 400 metre compacted soil airstrip on the ranch to cater for fly-in guests. The nearest town, Otjiwarongo, is 63 kilometres from Waterberg Guest Farm.

Waterberg Guest Farm forms the nucleus of the Waterberg Conservancy, which includes the Waterberg Plateau Park - a combined area of over 180 000 hectares - committed to the conservation of flora, fauna and fragile ecosystems that are fast disappearing across Africa. A substantial area of both the 'Waterberg' and 'Small Waterberg' plateaus lie within the boundaries of Waterberg Guest Farm.

This area is home to an incredible variety of free-roaming Namibian wildlife - from the majestic leopard and the cheetah to the wily jackal, herds of antelope such as the eland, kudu and oryx, the graceful little steenbok, klipspringer and tiny dik-dik.

Our guests are pampered in a style befitting the spectacular surroundings. Apart from comfortable en-suite rooms, guests can also soak up the atmosphere of the unspoilt African bush in our secluded bush bungalows - situated about 160 metres from the main homestead. Built entirely of natural materials from the surrounding mountains, they offer all the modern amenities wrapped up in good old-fashioned romance!

Concept

Our concept is simple ... a small guest house, accommodating a limited number of guests, set in the midst of a wildlife haven.

  • Personal attention
  • Spectacular surroundings
  • Exceptional cuisine

Our kitchen offers a wide variety of meals inspired by the regional cuisine, mouth-watering barbecues which are complemented by exquisite South African wines and great conversation, in our spacious dining room.

Over dinner, your hosts can share their broad knowledge on numerous and diverse subjects ranging from the local history and culture, wildlife and nature, conservation efforts and predator management through to the realities of day-to-day life on an operational Namibian ranch and in the nearby rural communities.

Animals can be viewed on guided game drives through the rugged surrounding terrain in four-wheel drive vehicles, or just by sitting on the viewing deck at our floodlit waterhole.

And after a long day in the bush, there's nothing quite like relaxing with an ice-cold sundowner around the pool, watching as the setting sun illuminates the blood-red Waterberg Plateau.

Catering for only a limited number of guests also enables us to personalise your visit to suit the specific wishes of your group. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion, we can customize your stay to ensure a truly memorable occasion.

Activities

We have an unlimited supply of relaxation but if you are looking for new experiences then we have activities to cater for your needs. It's a long list but to name just a few...

Visit to the Cheetah Conservation Fund

The drive departs from the Guest Farm Reception just after lunchtime (13:00 hrs in Summer Time and 12:00 hrs in Winter Time). Clients will drive through the grounds of Waterberg Guest Farm where they will be introduced to Cattle Farming as well as the holistic way farmers' combat problems with predators. From there you will be taken to the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Here you can walk around the Education Centre and will get information as to the work being done at CCF. From there you will proceed into an 8ha camp where you will come in close proximity to Cheetahs. This will give you a great opportunity to take pictures of these majestic animals. On your return to the Guest Farm you will drive across the Little Serengeti where you will enjoy an African Sunset. Return to the lodge around 18:30 hrs.

Walking Trails

We offer guided and un-guided walking trails. These lead up the Small Waterberg or to the Omumborombonga Forest. The trails are as long as you want them - but in general between 1.5 and 3 hours. Please ask at the lodge for the rate for the guide.

Activities can be booked directly at arrival at the lodge.

Wellness

The Lodge offers a range of Wellness Treatments. These range from Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue to Hand and Feet Massages. Please ask for the menu at Reception.

Nature and Conservation

Your host, Harry Schneider-Waterberg, is a committed conservationist and was instrumental in establishing the Waterberg Conservancy.

The Waterberg Conservancy includes Waterberg Guest Farm, the Waterberg Plateau Park, the Cheetah Conservation Trust (CCF) and several surrounding ranches and forms a combined natural habitat of over 150 000 hectares committed to the conservation of flora, fauna and fragile ecosystems. Harry has served as chairperson of the Conservancy since its inception in 1995.

Until the early 90's Okosongomingo Ranch had been purely a stud ranch for Santa Gertrudis cattle and Arabian horses. When Harry took over management, he realized the urgent need for the conservation of natural resources and resource management of the arid environment. Bush encroachment, over-grazing and erosion were endangering the natural savannah.

Harry investigated non-consumptive use of the natural and national heritage, which lead to the holistic and sustainable use of natural resources - the only reasonable way of ensuring present and future use of the land.

The core function of the Waterberg Conservancy is the multi-level marketing of the diverse tourist attractions situated within the Conservancy with the members, who are all landowners, committed to a common management plan, aimed at the restoration and sustainable use of the natural habitat.

The rich diversity of wildlife, together with other animals such as giraffe, hartebeest, warthog, caracal and baboon, make this a wonderland for lovers of fauna and flora alike.

Waterberg Guest Farm is home to one of the last remaining, free-roaming Eland herds in southern Africa, and with a staggering 240 different bird species identified on the ranch, is a favourite amongst bird-watchers, both locally and abroad.

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-20.646164, 17.099982

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