Etango Ranch Guest Farm
Accommodation close to Windhoek
The family managed Etango Ranch Guest Farm is a 4,300 ha multi-purpose working ranch, situated 4kms from Hosea Kutako International Airport, and some 45kms east of Namibia's capital city, Windhoek. Guests need not worry too much about the noise, the ranch lies parallel to the runway, and is virtually undisturbed by take-off and landing sounds.
The guest farm is part of the 125,000 ha Namatanga Conservancy, a vast and beautiful area where mountains, the Kalahari sand and central highland ecosystems overlap, creating an environment of unrivaled bio-diversity. It is also a well-known birding 'hot-spot'.
The comfortable main complex has a lounge-cum-dining room and bar. There is also a crystal-clear splash pool and for sunbathers, a well-kept lawn, surrounded by indigenous succulent plants and trees. The stone & concrete pathways lead to a communal fireplace and to the accommodation, consisting of:
- Bungalows: The 3 bungalows each have spacious2 room, an en-suite bathroom with a large shower and twin or double beds. Air-conditioning, extra large beds, 2 luggage racks and a tea/coffee station are standard.
- Rondavels: There are 6 en-suite 'rondavels' set in a complex called 'The Kraal.' They all have en-suite bathrooms, standard furnishings and similar facilities to the bungalows, less for air-conditioning. They are ideal for weekend equestrian visitors, mountain-climbers and bikers. The Rondavels are often used as course accommodation for their educational centre.
- Rooms: There are 2 en-suite double rooms, (without air-conditioning), called 'The Nest'. They have a large living-cum-dining room, with TV (DEUKOM & DSTV) and a verandah. The private thatched lapa, brings excellent birding opportunities, as does the pond and the well-maintained garden.
Activities include morning and afternoon scenic drives, birding breakfasts, guided nature walks on dedicated routes and trails where an insight into the local flora and fauna can be learnt. There is also a fascinating tour centred around the Namibian farming experience, including cattle ranching, vaccinations, tagging, sheep dipping, fence repairs, water-supply and farm maintenance.
Whether entering or leaving Namibia, (via the Windhoek International Airport) or perhaps just in search of true Namibian hospitality, then Etango Ranch Guest farm is the place for you! It is the best place to stay, for that early morning trip to the airport.
- Scenic drives:
- Afternoon - Enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the diverse landscape at Etango Ranch Guestfarm. While savouring your sundowner, in the vast bush-veld, watch while the sun explodes into magnificent colours and disappears below the horizon. On your return absorb the warm welcome of the open fire beneath the stars. - Departure during winter is at 16h00 and in summer at 17h00. Duration is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.
- Morning - After a mouth watering, typical Namibian breakfast, tantalize your adventure-buds while we venture out and explore the rest of the farm. The drive takes us through the foothills of the Bismarck Mountains. Allow the silence and tranquility to capture your soul, while we share information about our farming operation, the fauna and flora. Often we are fortunate to see the Hartmann's Zebra, often well camouflaged by the surrounding landscape.
- Birding breakfast
- birding enthusiasts can enjoy breakfast whilst surrounded by the sweet sound of the birds that have made Etango farm their home in large flocks.
- Nature Walks
- For the adventurer at heart: venture off into the wild on foot, following our dedicated walking routes. Join our nature walk accompanied by our experienced tour guide who offers insight into the farming operations, fauna and flora, as well as the opportunity of close encounters with our game species. All guided Nature Walks must be booked in advance.
- guests can also experience the world of a Namibian farmer - cattle ranching, vaccinations, tagging, sheep dipping, fence repairs, water-supply maintenance etc.
The Ranch is 45 km east of Windhoek and 4km from the Airport Terminal. We consider ourselves fortunate - the Ranch lies parallel to the Runway and is pretty undisturbed by take-off and landing noises. Road access is easy and uncomplicated: from the tarmac National Road (Trans Kalahari Highway - B6) onto a well-maintained farm road (1.5km to the premises).
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