Safarihoek Lodge - Etosha Heights Private Reserve (Namibia)
Where the savanna touches the
Founded in 1999, Etosha
Heights’ Safarihoek Lodge is located on one of the largest
private reserves in Namibia, sharing an approximately 70km
boundary with Etosha National Park and offers a robust 60
000 hectares of unspoiled wildlife and tranquility. Just
four hours from Windhoek, this is a sanctuary where busy
people can find themselves again by connecting with nature,
rendered breathless by the dramatic skies, vast plains, rich
animal diversity and scattered salt pans dotting the
Experience this untamed and
untainted wilderness from our brand new Safarihoek Lodge.
Allow us to share it with you!
Nestled on a hillside amongst
Mopani trees overlooking a large waterhole and the vast
expanse of Etosha, Safarihoek is a spacious and elegant
lodge with the main building on an elevated deck to catch
the breeze and positioned under vaulted thatch, allowing for
infinite 180º views over the plains below.
Each well appointed room offers
panoramic vistas of the African savannah. Rooms are
privately situated and are furnished with, minibar, coffee
station and mosquito nets. Air-conditioning, electronic
safe, hair dryer, two 3/4 beds that are convertible to king
beds, en-suite bathroom and a small desk work area.
Safarihoek Lodge is entirely powered by a solar system.
Whether you prefer your own
company or that of new-found friends, there are a number of
spots from which to soak up the view of the vast horizon –
pool lounger, grassy patch or air conditioned wine lounge.
Or simply get cosy at the fireplace with a good read, or
watch the game visiting the camp’s waterhole. If the world
beyond needs you, for just a moment, mind you, you are
welcome to use the wifi in the public area, with our
compliments. Below the lounge area, bar and dining room, is
a wine cellar and lounge with large glass windows allowing
you to feel connected to nature.
the impressive vantage point of the dining, lounge and boma
areas, this magnificent setting lends itself to relaxed,
stylish dining under the African skies.
1 Luxury Family Unit
2 Standard Rooms
Inside & Outside Bar
Boma & Braai area
Solar Power with backup
Wifi and Cellphone reception
available in main area
Credit Cards accepted (Visa &
Eco-friendly bath Amenities (also available to buy in curio
Accessible from the lodge and at
no additional cost, the Safarihoek hide is unique in
Namibia. Built on two levels, with wheelchair access to the
upper level and toilet, and looking on to a large, natural
waterhole. The lower, ground level is set up for serious
photographers with a charging station with international
adaptors, areas for gear storage and an eye level view of
the action. The spacious upper level is under thatch, also
with a charging station, day beds, refrigerator, a ledge for
bean bag use and camera support, and offers a completely
different view of the waterhole.
Safarihoek's fabulous new secure
hide affords a great opportunity to quietly sit and
experience nature unobserved. Amateur and professional
photographers alike love the various vantage points from
this well appointed hide.
The impressive 60 000 hectares of
classic Etosha landscape around Safarihoek Lodge is
dominated by vast flat savannah, interspersed by Mopani
woodland, riverine forest and scattered salt pans. Dolomite
hills offer a habitat to the elusive mountain zebra, kudu
and lion. The numerous waterholes attract large numbers of
game and birds. Etosha Heights is home to numerous species
of antelope including sable, black-faced impala, giraffe,
and other plains game. In winter, aardvark and elephant
sightings are not infrequent. The Etosha area is rated one
of the best places in Africa to view rhino, and Etosha
Heights offers unique encounters with both black and white
Join us on one of the following
activities where our experienced guides share with their
guests their intimate knowledge of the wildlife and the land
that is part of their natural heritage.
Morning Game Drive
Afternoon Sundowner Drive
Interpretive Bush Walk
Private Game Drive per activity
(bookable in advance)
This is the magic of the African
bush, where you experience the unexpected.
Conservation and Research:
Etosha Heights is an active
participant in and host to the Etosha Rand Lion Conservation
Project. In recent years, habitat loss and direct
persecution have resulted in a dramatic decline in the
numbers of African lions. Today, conflict with humans,
particularly along the borders of protected / non-protected
areas is one of the main threats to the species. In Namibia
alone, more than 1000 lions have been killed over the last
20 years, mainly by livestock farmers and wildlife reserve
managers. Culling, often indiscriminate, is regularly
carried out in response to local overpopulation resulting
from the use of fences to contain lions within reserve
boundaries. The aim of the project is to provide a
scientific basis for a more sustainable approach to lion
management, whereby lions can move more freely,
over-population is avoided and unnecessary killing reduced.
We also host and assist the
researchers of the Namibia National Cheetah Survey. The
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and the
Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the Republic of
Namibia started a national cheetah survey in September 2015.
The study aims to provide data on the population size and
distribution of the cheetah throughout Namibia. Among the
African large carnivores, the cheetah has exceptional vast
home ranges. In addition, this species typically occurs in
low densities and is notoriously shy which makes any
scientific estimate of the population very challenging. This
is why the IZW team developed a study design which combines
spatial data (provided by GPS collars), behavioural data and
camera trap data to obtain robust statistical figures.
Several study areas have been
defined where cheetahs are being captured and fitted with
GPS collars. One of these study sites is located on the
farms bordering with Etosha National Park. The researchers
from the IZW contacted Etosha Heights Game Safaris looking
for information on cheetahs and the possibility to establish
a project in the area. The collaboration between EHGS and
the researchers has been successful and a coalition of
cheetah males have been captured and traps are set at field
to capture more cheetahs. With the information provided from
the GPS collars, several marking sites have been identified.
The aim is to estimate the size of the cheetah population
using camera trap data.
We are also establishing a vulture
feeding program at the Safarihoek hide to help prevent the
poisoning of vultures by farmers.
Please contact us for a suggested itinerary and quote