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Hochland Nest

Lodge accommodation close to Windhoek

Hochland Nest Lodge is a 40min drive west of Windhoek, and makes an ideal break away from the capital city and is a popular destination for tourists to start or end their journey in Namibia. The lodge is unique in that it's right next to the Friedenau Dam, which has water throughout the year.

The conservancy area around this dam, is home to mountain zebra, kudu and oryx and many other species of antelope. The spectacular birdlife includes fish eagle, hamerkop and yellow hornbill.

The lodge has a cozy and intimate feel to it, generated by the warmth from their friendly staff towards each and every guest. The thatched dining and lounge area, (with inviting fireplace) opens onto a spacious wooden deck, affording uninterrupted views of the magnificent environment. Traditional Namibian food is served and should be complimented by a glass or two of a fine South African wine. An added bonus is that wildlife can often be observed from these vantage points.

There is a swimming pool with fantastic views of the dam, and other services include battery charging for video and digital cameras, a laundry service and secure parking. Private functions and conferences, for up to 30 people, can also be organized here.

Accommodation is in either Standard or Luxury Rooms. Built with generous spacing between units, complete privacy is ensured. As the lodge only sleeps a maximum of 20 guests, it is a perfect spot to enjoy a good nights sleep, especially before that early start on an onward journey.

  • Standard Rooms: There are 4 Standard Rooms. They are all individually and tastefully furnished with a combination of reed, brick and thatch. Each has it's own private bathroom, fan and secluded outside deck. Every bedroom has 2 x ¾ beds and a double bed sleeper couch.
  • Luxury Rooms: There are 2 Luxury Rooms with similar facilities and furnishings as the Standard Rooms, larger than the Standard accommodation with the addition of a bath.

Activities include nature drives in open 4 x4 vehicles, morning walking trails, bird watching, fishing, nature or sunset drives, sunset boat cruises, fishing, and half day boat trips for a max of 3 people.

Hochland Nest Lodge. For those last few nights of your Namibian self-drive itinerary, in a tranquil bush environment.

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  • Hochland Nest: Standard Room
  • Hochland Nest: Views
  • Hochland Nest:  Dining Area
  • Hochland Nest: Exterior Of A Standard Room
  • Hochland Nest:  Entrance
  • Hochland Nest: Luxury Room
  • Hochland Nest: Pool Lounge
  • Hochland Nest: Standard Room
  • Hochland Nest: Chalet Deck
  • Hochland Nest: Luxury Room Bathroom
  • Hochland Nest: Dining Area
  • Hochland Nest: Entrance To Main Building
  • Hochland Nest: Hochland Nest At Night
  • Hochland Nest: Rock Pool
  • Hochland Nest: Outside Fireplace
  • Hochland Nest: Conference Room
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Nature drives
Excursions around the Friedenah Dam are conducted in open 4 x4 vehicles. Expect to view zebra, kudu and oryx and other species of antelope.
Walking trails/Morning walks
Follow a path or a trail around the conservancy area in search of game, birdlife and plant life.
Bird watching
African fish eagle, hamerkop and yellow hornbill can be observed at Hochland's Nest and in the vicinity of the dam.
Hochland's Nest have a small motor boat for anglers to try their luck netting some of the dam's inhabitants.
Nature/Sunset Drives
Animals often come to the water's edge just before dark for a drink. The hour before sunset is ideal for both game viewing and photography.
Boat trips
An early morning boat ride offers the chance for some animal activity close to the water. An afternoon sortie on Hochland's gravy boat can lead onto a sunset cruise.
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Directions to the lodge

Hochlands Nest Lodge is situated around 40 minutes from Windhoek. Follow the C28 west of Windhoek passing Daan Viljoen game park. Approximately 20km passed the park turn left onto the D1418 follow this for 12 km before turning left on a road sign posted for the lodge

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