Fort Sesfontein Kaokoland
Fort Sesfontein, your stop over within your
Namibia journey, offers several highlights:
The arrival from Kamanjab or Khorixas through Damaraland is already an adventure and you will receive a first impression of a natural Africa prior to farming. You will enjoy the free view, the wideness and discover wide-spreaded colonies of the Damara and Hereros as well as African wild animals in the wilderness.
The Lodge is situated inside Fort Sesfontein
which has been reestablished authentically even to details from the ruins of a
historical German Fort built in 1896. It is a monument providing safety and coziness
but naturally fulfils the demand for modern facilities according to today’s
standards. Descendants of the natives of the Damaras, Hereros and Himbas are
your hosts. They create a friendly and amiable atmosphere and allow a view into
their culture by performing songs of their tribes. Nature, the protection of
fauna and flora, but also progress in health and education of the local
residents is what hosts as well as a guests stand for. With your presence you
contribute to the preservation and development of this region.
The Safari program with guided day trips into Kaokoveld gives you access to one of the most untouched areas in Africa, and those in Namibia.
Unique nature and landscapes
The African fauna with desert elephants in the Hoanib
The tribe of the Himbas in Kaokoveld
Rock carvings, aging approximately 1000 years (near Sosus), as an evidence of African history.
Lodge at Fort Sesfontein
The lodge Fort Sesfontein – located in a wilderness area far from civilization – offers all modern facilities which guests may expect today. You will enjoy luxury with historical background. The central court of the lodge is planted with palm trees and has a generous swimming pool. The former officer’s mess has been refurbished as a restaurant with integrated lodge and bar.
In 1896 the government of what was then German South-West Africa built Fort Sesfontein ("six fountains") as a checkpoint for keeping in check cattle disease, illegal hunting and arms smuggling.
The Fort was abandoned in 1914 and only ruins and a small army cemetery still stood witness to the former presence of troops in Sesfontein.
Today, more than 100 years after the original establishment of the Sesfontein station, the Fort has acquired a second lease of life after being tastefully restored as a comfortable lodge for tourists on individual holidays. The use of building materials characteristic for the region such as clay walls, stone floors and wooden lining convey a very special and original atmosphere. You can expect today’s modern facilities, i. e. the standard of the bathrooms, the supply of warm water from solar cells, mosquito nets for the four-poster beds and the ceiling fan.
The Fort offers comfortable double bedrooms and family units, all including bathroom/WC, for up to 44 persons. 25 local staff members are employed and do their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
The place offers a pleasant atmosphere with hot dry days and cool nights. After the adventures of the day and the culinary delights of the evening, you will enjoy a relaxing night below the Southern Cross and a fascinating star-studded sky. Fort Sesfontein is an oasis in the Namibian wilderness.
Safaris at Fort Sesfontein
The safari program of Fort Sesfontein with day trips into the Kaokoveld gives access to one of the most untouched areas in Namibia and also Africa. After breakfast, you start your expedition from the Fort with your local guide either in an open game-viewer or in a closed Landrover and you feel wilderness and adventure.
From multiple and impressing alternatives hosts have chosen three safaris which they offer guests as a day trips.
All tours are organized in small groups only, with 4x4 vehicles owned by the Fort accompanied by guides who are familiar with local facilities. Lunch bags and beverages are included in all tours.
Activities at Fort Sesfontein
The Hoanib is one of the big rivers in the north of Namibia. Its water reservoirs offer living space for wild elephants, antelopes, ostriches, giraffes and also lions.
The tour is guided by a Himba tribe member of Sesfontein's company. Hosts are keeping in touch with the Himba culture as authentic as possible and communicate it with dignity. The Himbas are one of the last African tribes living their nomad life in their traditional way. But how long can this form of life survive and reject the influences of modern civilization?
Rock Engravings Tour
The trip leads through a picturesque savannah of bushes and grass. The Welwitschia Mirabilis which may become more than 1000 years old can be found at the Pad. Antelopes, ostriches and zebras can be observed in an area far from civilization.
@ Fort Sesfontein: desert elephants warning
Rates per room per night bed and breakfast: on request
|Family room: 2 adults, 2 children||-|
|Meals per person|
|Activities per person, minimum 4 persons|
|Hoanib tour: full day||-|
|Rock paintings: half day||-|
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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