Auberge de la Table

A small charming lodge just twenty minutes outside of Tulear and adjacent to the Antsokay Arboretum for wildlife walks.

Auberge de la Table

Located at the entrance to the D’Antsokay Arboretum and twenty minutes from Tulear airport, this friendly but simple hotel consists of clean and comfortable bungalows with fans and modern private bathrooms. The decoration is based on natural woods, limestone and typical local materials. There is a small but welcome swimming pool and open sided restaurant and bar serving local cuisine and seafood. There is also Wi-Fi in the public areas.

Facilities

The Auberge de la Table has 9 comfortable bungalows designed for one to three people, all with a large double bed and a single bed available on request, a bathroom, mosquito nets, free standing fans, and tea and coffee making facilities upon request. Electricity is available 24 hours a day with solar panels. The water comes from a natural well. Hot water is obtained through solar water heaters.

The Dry Forest restaurant, named in honour of the dry forest of southwestern Madagascar, serves meals on the terrace of the restaurant. The lounge bar offers a great place to have a drink before or after a meal, and whilst enjoying the swimming pool. There is a library located next to the bar with a wide selection of books and games as well as free Wi-Fi being available in the public areas. Bikes are also available to rent.

Local Wildlife

The Antsokay Arboretum is the main attraction, where nearly 1000 species of plants are grouped on a botanical trail. There are grey-brown mouse lemurs and a good range of spiny forest specialty reptiles and birds found in the Arboretum including the Dumeril’s ground boa, warty chameleon, thick-tailed gecko, sickle-billed vanga, crested coua and banded kestrel. The rare red-shouldered vanga is found in the spiny bush habitat nearby as well. Humpback whale watching and spiny forest and coral reefs of Ifaty and Anakao are also nearby.

Optional Activities

The Table Mountain Trail, part of the New Protected Area of Tsinjoriake, at the gateway to Tulear, leads to a summit offering a 360 ° view of the coast and the hinterland. The walks in the surrounding villages ( Antsokay, Ankoronga ) are great opportunities to experience the local culture or to visit the nearby brick factory.

Number of rooms

9

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

Yes

Ian Loyd
Area Specialist

The hotel is far enough away from the town of Tulear to do a little stargazing. You might be lucky to see the gigantic milky bar crossing the vault and numerous bright star constellations such as the Southern Cross, the Great Dog or Scorpio are visible through the Milky Way.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Auberge de La Table -23.413712, 43.755607

Loved it all! 17 species of lemurs, loads of reptiles and endemic birds. Did masses of photography. Highlights included male giraffe necked weevil, witnessing an indri howling and Verreauxs sifakas jumping through the trees in gorgeous early morning light. [Our guide] was great as were local guides. Very happy with the itinerary. We wanted it to be a wildlife holiday as that is our primary interest, but found the landscape variety and tribal dimensions very rewarding too.

Mr & Mrs S - Chichester