Auberge de la Table

A small charming lodge outside of Tulear near to the Antsokay Arboretum.

Auberge de la Table

Located at the entrance to the D’Antsokay Arboretum, 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.


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.

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.

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Ian Loyd
Area Specialist

The hotel is far enough away from the city to do a little stargazing. You will see a gigantic milky bar crossing the vault and numerous bright stars constellations such as the Southern Cross, the Great Dog or Scorpio are visible through the Milky Way.

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Auberge de la Table -23.413617, 43.755518 Anakao Ocean LodgeView

[Our escort guide] was excellent – he had amazing vocabulary and was always good natured, patient and attentive. He provided us with a great commentary to the country and proved to be a brilliant wildlife spotter. Wildlife highlights: seeing a streaked tenrec, snorkelling with green turtles, the pygmy chameleons, the biggest giant millipede I’ve ever seen, a group of indris without the crowds and hearing their calls, seeing new families of birds – vangas and couas…Everything was a complete treat – my binoculars got a complete workout.

Mr D N - Bristol