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Sandfontein Lodge

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Sandfontein Lodge
is located in the Southern region of Namibia.

Situated on an impressive 800 square kilometre private nature reserve, this relatively upmarket lodge offers the kind of atmospheric desert experience more commonly associated with the remote northwest of the country.

The lodge itself is set in a broad valley and is centred on a pleasant main building with lounge and dining areas, leading out to terraces with a very nice swimming pool. Guest accommodation is in just five rather nice chalets in two different specifications.

Activities in the area include gentle vehicle safari and walking safari. The wildlife here is typically sparse, with sightings of leopard and cheetahs being very occasional. But the owners are doing a great job of restoration, having reintroduced giraffes and hook-lipped rhinos after an absence of 150 years. This place is more about a gentle appreciation of the beautiful desert environment. It is also possible to undertake canoe safari on the Orange River, which miraculously runs through these deserts just to the south of the reserve.

The main potential downsides are that the lodge is relatively difficult to access and include in a self-drive trip, plus the fact that the attractions of the place may be a little too subtle for anyone who is looking for a more hard hitting wildlife experience.
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