White House Guest Farm
Grunau - Namibia
This beautiful house, built between 1912 and 1915, is situated on a 15,000 hectare sheep farm in the far south of Namibia. The White House Guest Farm is situated 125km from the Ai-Ais Hot-Springs, and 115Km from the Fish River Canyon. It is often used as a base to make a day-trip to one or either of these two places.
The lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and braai packs are available for self-caterers. Wood and a grid are also available. Self-catering is welcomed but they are well-known for their delicious home-cooked meals. The White House's main claim to fame is 'The best lamb in the world.'
Power is from a mains supply (220v), so travellers have the opportunity to charge up their electrical appliances, before disappearing into the desert, on the river or into the bush.
Accommodation in the main building is 4 family rooms, with a double bed and 2 single beds, and 1 small room, with 2 single beds. Outside there are 3 chalets. 2 are fitted with a double bed and 2 bunk-beds, both with en-suite bathrooms. The other chalets has 2 single beds and en suite bathroom.
All the rooms are equipped with a fan and a heater for those cold winter nights. Each room has its own toilet facilities, well-stocked mini-bar and fridge, bedding, towels, cutlery, toaster, kettle, tea/coffee station.
Activities include game drives, (see springbok and gemsbok close up) and bird watching. (There are over 50 different species flying around here.)
Lithops grow here in the very dry desert climate. Their stems are buried in the stony dry earth and only the tips are visible. Most Lithops have intricately patterned tips to the leaves, which make them look like stones. 'Living stones' is the common name for Lithops.
Lovers of semi-precious stones should visit the Rose-Quartz Mine.
The White House is an affordable, convenient, halfway stopover between Cape Town and Windhoek.
- Bird Viewing
- For bird lovers there are 50 plus different species. Watch these near drinking place or in the open veldt
- Night Drive
- Take our night drive to see the nocturnal animals of the area .
- Lithops and other succulents
- Lithops grow in very dry desert areas with the stems buried in the stony dry earth and only the tips of the stems are visible. Most Lithops have intricately patterned tips to the leaves which make them look like stones, this why they have the common name of living stones. The White House Guest Farm has the "Mickberg-gensis" which is a sub species of the Karas Montana.
- Game Drive
- See Springbok and Gemsbok close up
- Rose-Quartz mine
- If you are interested in semi-precious stones then you must visit the Rose-Quartz mine
Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures
The owners and management of this new lodge are making a huge effort to make it the best place to stay in the area. New features and activities are frequently added
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A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment
Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.
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