The heart of wildlife

Photo: Lloyd Zandberg

The heart of wildlife

06 May 2019 | Tourism

Hobatere is situated in a concession area of 8 808 hectares on the western border of the Etosha National Park - opposite the Galton Gate. It is home to a rich diversity of game, including elephant and lion. Staying at Hobatare Lodge allows guests to be immersed by the untamed wild of Damaraland as it transcends into Kaokoland. This area is heaven for nature lovers and the proximity of the waterhole ensures an intimate experience with the wild creatures that venture into the area.

With conservation in mind, the lodge is actively involved in promoting the peaceful co-existence of man and nature. The main lodge is approximately 16 km off the main road C43, which leads from Kamanjab to Ruacana.

Nestled on the southern banks of the Otjovasandu River, the lodge promises uniquely Namibian encounters.

Thatched roof structures keep the well-appointed chalets cool and offer shade against the heat of the African bush. Hobatere offers a walk on the wild side and is a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers.

During your stay at Hobatere the general staff and managers aim to ensure that guests enjoy a stay where they experience the most of what the lodge has to offer. On arrival you will be greeted with smiles, homemade juice and ice cold water. Sip on a cool drink while a breath away a variety of antelope and big cats like lion, leopard and cheetah quench their own thirst.

A dip in the pool washes away the dust and allows you to pleasantly cool down after a day of game viewing, while friendly staff prepares homemade meals.


Access is made even easier for those who prefer to make use of the private airstrip, enabling Hobatere to accommodate guests who prefer to fly in. Embark on an early morning game drive that will take you on an exploration trip through bush and savannah. Trained guides will aid you to spot animals on a game or night drive. In the latter case you are offered a unique opportunity to encounter nocturnal animals like the bat-eared fox, aardwolf and genet (“Muskeljaat-Kat” in Afrikaans and “Ginsterkatze” in German)).

Six cosy bungalows as well as six luxurious, adjoining rooms provide comfortable living. The en-suite bathrooms each have a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with guest amenities. Complete with a writing desk, private deck and a small coffee and tea station, this abode will be like a second home in the wild.

Hobatere truly offers a walk on the wild side while being spoiled.

Lloyd Zandberg

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