Safarihoek Lodge

An isolated lodge in its own private reserve on the southern border with Etosha National Park.

Safarihoek Lodge

Opened in 2017, Safarihoek Lodge is beautifully situated on a mopani-wooded hillside overlooking a large floodlit waterhole in a 60,000-hectare private game reserve on the southwest border with Etosha National Park, about 60km from Andersson’s Gate. There is a bright dining room, indoor and outside bar, lounge, wine lounge, swimming pool, viewing deck, boma area, curio shop, photographic game hide and floodlit waterhole.The entire lodge is solar powered, aided by a backup generator. Each of the eleven well-appointed rooms is positioned for maximum privacy yet enjoys wonderful views over the savannah. Safari game drives are de rigeur, with other options including floodlit waterhole viewing.


WiFi and mobile phone reception available in main area
All rooms have panoramic views of the savannah, minibar, coffee/tea station, mosquito nets, air-conditioning, electronic safe, hair dryer, two 3/4 beds that are convertible to king beds, en-suite bathroom with eco-friendly bath products, and a small desk work area. Laundry Services are available at extra cost.

Local Wildlife

Sable antelope


Black-faced impala


Black rhino

White rhino

Optional Activities

Night drive

Private game drive

Photography hide

Full day Etosha trips

Interactive bush walks

Number of rooms


Air Conditioning


Swimming Pool


Alan Godwin
Area Specialist

This is one of the least crowded areas adjacent to Etosha National Park. It is 60km from Andersson’s Gate so takes a while to get to the park. It is best to enjoy the Etosha Heights private reserve while at the lodge, but once you check out you can enjoy a full day’s excursion in Etosha National Park going all the way to the eastern Von Lindequist Gate, then stay at one of the lodges that side of the park.

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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This was our second visit to Namibia in just over 12 months, with Reef and Rainforest and our seventh consecutive wildlife trip with them. I think that speaks for itself. This year we were particularly keen to try and observe some desert adapted Lions. The Lions found in ‘The Namib Desert’ are genetically identical to those found in the rest of Southern Africa but have adapted to live in one of the harshest environments on earth. They number around 150 and have a huge range, and are rarely seen. They came to prominence in the outstanding documentary film ‘Vanishing Kings’. The best chance of observing members of this subset of Lions is during a stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, although sightings cannot be guaranteed and weeks can pass by without any success. Therefore a stay at this camp was at the heart of our itinerary and we were very lucky to spend time with a Lioness and her niece who had killed an Oryx in the conservancy. The camp itself is absolutely outstanding in every respect and the location is just spectacular.

Visitors should be aware that this is not ‘The Serengeti’ and that the wildlife is quite thin on the ground. However you would have to be very unlucky not to see Elephant, Giraffe and several other species. Whilst we were out in the desert we were lucky to bump in to Dr P. Stander who has dedicated the whole of his adult life to the conservation of The Desert Lion, what a thrill. The day trip out to the coast was pretty special as well.

The rest of the itinerary worked very well and we were very pleased to have three full days in Etosha N.P. where we recorded 25 mammal species, including 32 individual Lions, observed the aftermath of 4 zebra kills, 11 Rhinoceros (both Black & White), an African Wildcat and the rarely seen in Etosha, elusive Leopard.

So a big thank you to ALL at Reef and Rainforest, another highly successful trip, you certainly delivered again.

Mr JW - Scottish Borders