Not very special. OK for a stop over. We were advised not to drive through Etosha from Ongave to Hobatere, but we should have done that as the road via Kamanjab is very boring.

Martijnse, Robert - 06th Nov, 2017

Wonderful services and staff. Excellent support after an accident in Etosha NP

Marriott, Alison - 10th Oct, 2017

All perfect, very nice. Unforgettable experience

Cappelli, Stefania - 22nd Sep, 2017

Good service and very nice environment.

Rochez,philippe - 25th Aug, 2017

Lovely Lodge. Great location and really friendly staff. Great food.

Farmer, Chris - 31st Jul, 2017

Lovely place, friendly people

O'kelly, Bridget - 31st Jul, 2017

We definitely loved Hobatere Lodge which remains one of our favourites! The staff there was very nice and welcoming! We spend an amazing time with them and with our guide Albert! Besides, the place is wild and wonderful! It is a must.

Della, Mylene Monica - 20th Jul, 2017

Fabulous lodge in amazing setting. The 3 rondawels are lovely chalets set apart and very comfortable. Food is excellent and the staff are outstanding. Possibly our favourite lodge. Highly recommend

Hogan, Lesley - 30th May, 2017

Good place to stay for the western edge of the park. Comfortable and clean with wonderful staff.

Harvey, Sinead - 04th May, 2017

Lovely lodge. Great staff.

Raphael,deborah - 13th Apr, 2017

Hobatere was a lodge with more "charm", they need more work and love(commitment and knowledge). May be they need talk with the old workers about the secrets of the Hobatere. We don't like this Hobatere, sorry. we give 2 stars!

Costa, Carlos - 07th Jan, 2017

You could make more of the fact that this lodge is managed and run by local people. Because of this we found it particularly charming. The staff were so keen and cheerful and again we felt that we were helping local people make a go of a sustainable business. The location of the little water hole so close to the lodge was a bonus. And the night drive was excellent - again very knowledgable staff

Cromarty, Niel - 07th Nov, 2016

Very comfortable. Set meal good. Helpful and friendly staff.

Hurrell,claire - 07th Nov, 2016

Room too small but staff was great.

Perkins, Robert & Carol - 09th Sep, 2016


Capitant, Alexis - 12th Aug, 2016

Very happy to have booked here! we have seen animals near the lodge...

Haquette, Clara - 01st Aug, 2016

Lovely lodge. More that we expected. Great food and setting. Would have been worthwhile to spend two nights here to really enjoy the place. We only spent one night there.

Mckee, Pat - 06th Jul, 2016

Hobatere Lodge was fine - wonderful people, rooms were basic but quite adequate - I wondered why we had been booked here so close to Etosha because at Hobatere being a 'small reserve' our game viewing was quite limited and when we got to Etosha the difference was quite marked. If I were to change our program I would have spent the Hobatere night instead at Dolomite - 1 night at Okaukuejo and 2 nights at Halali. But we were satisfied and we saw and enjoyed a hell of a lot - you did a great job for us, thank you!

Duys, Henk - 14th May, 2016

Nice lodge but real shame waterhole is not viewable from either lodge or hide

Raine, Andrew - 29th Apr, 2016

Very nice lodge and friendly staff :-)

Heuberger, Nadja & Peter - 06th Dec, 2015

The people working there was particularly friendly and helpfull, food was very good and the night game drive very interesting. We just woud have appreciated to have a fridge in our room.

Keller, Gabriel - 01st Oct, 2015

Our favorite, very good atmosphere and excellent game drive. That was Anita's suggestion and we thank her for that

Mouradian, Pierre - 05th Sep, 2015

Hobatere lodge was probably the best place we stayed at (albeit expensive - we got two triple rooms for the four of us, whereas one room with a spare bed would have been sufficient, as they're quite spacious). As in Grootberg lodge, all staff is very enthusiastic, helpful and friendly. They do their utmost to make it as enjoyable as possible (e.g. pointing us to a porcupine and genet cat nearby, camp fire outside). Main lobby area is very spaceous and light, with big windows for amazing views. The waterhole is great and as crowded as the best places in Etosha. Best memory is probably looking at the lions at the waterhole (with binoculars) while having breakfast at the lodge. We did a game drive in the afternoon. Animals are quite shy, so it's difficult to get close-up pics. After the sundowner, we managed to see the lions at the waterhole. Great food. Again dancing after dinner (as in Grootberg lodge), but somehow it felt more artificial, and anyway we were more interested in the wildlife outside.

Tuytelaars, Tinne - 29th Jul, 2015

Excellent accomodation and food. Very helpful staff and guides.

Walker, David - 27th Nov, 2010

great place, mega friendly staff. Best lodge we have visited

Beirnaert, Dirk - 07th Sep, 2010

Very nice enviroment. Not very lucky with the game.

Ortega, Francesco - 31st Aug, 2010

Fantastic excellent service great people would have liked a second day here.

Scott, Nigel - 05th Jun, 2010

Loved it. The owner and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was really great. It was very large and very well appointed. A great place to stay.

Tusing, Jeff - 30th Jul, 2009

this was good. The treehouse is very rustic which we were expecting. The staff at Hobatare were again very helpful and friendly. We were able to leave our luggage in a room there and used it in the morning to have a shower.

Kershaw, Dianne & Robert - 07th Jul, 2009