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About NamibRand Family Hideout

A rustic yet comfortably renovated farmhouse fully-equipped for self-catering parties of up to 10 people, as well as 3 campsites are available, situated on the private NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Enjoy spectacular views over the vast plains and ancient blue mountain ranges, set out on foot or by 4x4 into the glowing red dunes for a close encounter with the fascinating variety of Namib Desert fauna and flora.

The kids will love the dune-boarding and endless open spaces, or chasing after beetles and lizards scuttling over the sand dunes. A small water-hole just 20m from the verandah attracts a myriad of birdlife as well as Oryx, springbok, bat-eared fox, porcupines and other wildlife. The exceptional surroundings and clarity of the air provide endless opportunities for photography by day and star-gazing by night.

The Hideout is accessible in a normal vehicle. There is also an airstrip less than 5 km away pick-ups can be arranged. As the sole occupier of this rustic and historic farmhouse, you will be able to spend quality time alone with your family and friends.

The house is simply yet comfortably equipped for your essential needs, a solid and safe haven from the sometimes harsh desert conditions. Evidence of bygone farming days still remains in the old walls, fences and outbuildings, almost buried by ever-shifting sand dunes. Slow down, leave the stress and pace of our high-tech world behind you for a while and relax around an open fire in the silence of the multi-colored sunset, punctuated only by the click of barking geckos.

Here in the vast and ancient Namib Desert, nature still reigns supreme. You may be comforted to know that a portion of your overnight costs goes towards the conservation of this unique and fragile environment. Our Eco-friendly house has solar lights, a solar fridge, freezer and gas stove and barbeque facilities. The expansive verandah provides ample shaded space for alfresco dining and living.

The house is also fully wheelchair-accessible. The pure water running in the modern bathroom and kitchen facilities is pumped from far below the desert’s surface.

Three private and exclusive shaded campsites for up to eight people each, set in the dunes out of sight and earshot of each other and of the house. Magnificent views, en-suite bathrooms, flush toilet, hot shower, solar lighting, wash-up and barbeque facilities, as well as own waterhole for wildlife viewing.

Water is heated for the showers using a Solahart solar hot water system. Please remember to bring firewood for your barbecue as no wood may be gathered on the Reserve. For the house, bedding and towels are available as an optional extra by prior arrangement only; otherwise please bring your own. Further optional extras are guided drives though the dunes in our comfortable 4x4 vehicle, educational walks with our qualified guide, fat bike hire and guided or unguided dune boarding.

Safari: Situated on a private nature reserve. Game and bird viewing waterhole onsite.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Parking on Premises
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Special offers

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans

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  • Camping Camping Sleeps 8 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 2 exclusive campsites Orion&Venus. Max 8 people. Solar hot water, lights. Bathroom ensuite.NamibRand Nature Reserve Park... see more Features:  En-suite, Mountain views, Self-catering, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Rooms Adults
      • Farmhouse Farmhouse Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Rustic yet comfortable self-catering fully-furnished & equipped renovated farmhouse.NamibRand Nature Reserve Park Fees... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds see more Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Single beds, Garden views, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Adults
          • Campsite Jupiter - deluxe camp Campsite Jupiter - deluxe camp Sleeps 8 Includes: Room Only Campsite w/ wooden deck,roof&wind shelter. Bathroom ensuite. Solar hot water, lighting, charging facility, w/chair acces... see more Features:  En-suite, Mountain views, Self-catering, Garden views
            • Adults

              Reviews for NamibRand Family Hideout

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              Edwin Swanepoel
              02 May 2021

              The latest renovations works very well! The larger kitchen and additional bathroom adds a lot of value and comfort. We stayed for 3 nights (too short unfortunately) and were 3 families. This is our favorite place in Namibia and probably one of our top 5 destinations of all the places we have ever visited! The only negative is the flatlet (out side room). This is not up to standard and needs a lot of attention to get it to the same standard as the house.

              Maud Jacquemot
              14 August 2019

              Web loved the landscape, the scenic drive we did with Andrew and to be so close to the nature !

              Leonie Schulz, Germany
              10 November 2016

              This place is magic! I don't think I've ever been at such a beautiful place. The house is very cosy and the surroundings are absolutely amazing! We enjoyed a herd of oryx during the sunset right in front of the terrace. For breakfast, there were oryxes, Burchell's zebra, ostriches, springbok and many different birds at the waterhole right in front of us. It was fantastic! We also enjoyed our private 4x4 tour around the reserve a lot. We came across a very big herd of zebra at another waterhole and had the dune for sunset to ourselves. Anyone who loves nature should definitely come and stay...
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              Piet du Preez, South Africa
              07 April 2016

              Perfect Hideout from all the hustle and bustel You can really relax and chill out in this beautiful environment and neat and clean ablutions. Strongly recommended 

              Margaret Scroope, South Africa
              24 November 2014

              This was truly paradise on earth. Awesome

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              NamibRand Family Hideout is 34.5km from the centre of NamibRand Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 266km (Keetmanshoop Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling