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October 9, 2011

Ohange Namibia Lodge

At a glance

Ohange Lodge is the destination for anyone seeking to make the most of the tranquillity for which Namibia is famous. The name Ohange is derived from the Herero word ‘peace’.
Whether you while away the time watching nature’s television from the restaurant and patio, or prefer to soak up the sun on the pool terrace with a refreshing drink in hand,

Ohange will rejuvenate your soul and tantalize your senses. Our guests of honour are invited to a home-cooked meal beneath the twinkling stars while enjoying the local night
wildlife at the waterhole. Let the warmth of the blazing camp fire surround you, while your hosts Karla and Justus entertain you with their experiences and vast knowledge of Namibia.

Whether you are an ardent birder or a trigger happy camera-man, Ohange ensures a memorable vacation with a number of activities to cater for all walks of life, families,
romantic break-away, the young and the wise.

We look forward to welcoming you!

What is unique at Ohange Namibia Lodge

Ohange Lodge is a delightful mountain retreat in the heart of the Otavi mountains to the east of Etosha. Shaded by large Marula and Tamboti trees, it overlooks a landscape as breathtaking
as it is peaceful. In the foreground many different species of wildlife wander slowly in and out at most times of day and night to satisfy their thirst at the waterhole. Further away the
dramatic vista of the Otavi mountain range stretches as far as the eye can see.

Here you will experience at close quarters the game that roams wild and free throughout our land and enjoy the full extent of Namibian hospitality while creating enduring Namibian friendships.

You can take in the amazing sights and sounds of the African night around a blazing camp fire and on a night-time game drive. Ohange invites you to experience the freedom of this vibrant land and let your senses be stimulated by breath-taking beauty that will send your spirits soaring and set your heart free.

Above all, you will leave Ohange reluctantly, but at ease with the world and saturated with memories never to be forgotten.

Accommodation & Facilities

Apparently scattered on a leafy hillside close to the main Ohange building is a pleasantly random group of ten stone-built thatched African Style Bungalows, well separated for privacy,
but still within close reach of the central facilities, and enjoying a direct view of the waterhole and the distant mountains.

Each Bungalow is equipped with comfortable twin beds and a large en-suite shower room with open plan WC and washbasin. Plaster rendered walls topped by thatched roofs provide
cool during the heat of the day, and warmth at night. Ohange is connected to mains electricity supply so has reliable power to operate the ceiling fan and the kettle for making tea and coffee.

The front of each bungalow is built to incorporate a shaded verandah with seating for watching the wildlife. The footpaths that wind up to the bungalows are illuminated at night
offering safety and a different perspective on the trees above.

A short distance away from the main complex, our superb swimming pool stands perched on a steep hill, surrounded by an attractive patio with a small thatched relaxation area,
sharing with the pool uninterrupted views of the Otavi mountains.

The main complex comprises Reception Area, Dining Room, Bar and other essential services. The veranda and the nearby camp-fire area are used for eating dinner at most times of the year.
Our tasty breakfast is also served here. With a recent development, Ohange also offers simple economic twin-bedded accommodation and a campsite based in and around a
converted German stable block (Stalle). Relax in the shade of enormous old trees, with the convenience of communal cooking facilities and ablution block.
Enjoy sleeping under a starry sky next to your camp fire

Activities & Attractions

Our aim at Ohange is to enjoy the wildlife as it was intended – naturally. To entice you away from the cool of the pool or the shade of the Lodge verandah we organise exhilarating
morning nature walks and afternoon game-viewing drives in search of Eland, Damara Dik-dik, Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Waterbuck, Impala,
Black Wildebeest, Kudu, Oryx, Cheetah and many more . . .

If you prefer a more leisurely approach, you are invited to take a guided hike or horse-ride to explore the area – an ideal way to discover some of the extraordinarily
abundant bird-life. Or the more adventurous could go out on foot without a guide.

After dusk we venture out to search for the treasures of the night – Bushbabies (or nagapies meaning little night monkeys), Porcupines, Genet, Owls and Nightjars. With luck
we might even encounter a free-roaming Leopard!

Beyond the bounds of Ohange Namibia Lodge, you may drive to arguably the finest game-viewing park in Africa – Etosha National Park (1.5 hours). The Namutoni Gate is
easily reached, and from there it is possible to fill the rest of the day with a pleasant drive around the salt-pan landscape which harbours large numbers of many mammal
species and abundant birdlife.

It is also an easy drive to several other local points of interest: The Ghaub Caves (<1 hour), Lake Otjikoto (30 mins) and Hoba, the Largest Metallic Meteorite in the World (1 hour). Directions
It is extremely easy to drive to Ohange Namibia Lodge from any direction.

Ohange is situated in the Otavi Mountains on the tarred B1 main highway, approximately 28 km north of Otavi and 30 km south of Tsumeb. The gateway to
Ohange Namibia Lodge is on the eastern side of the B1 with a beautiful 3 km drive from the gate to the Lodge which is good enough for non 4×4 vehicles.

Driving from Windhoek, take the B1 north, from Etosha or Ondangwa take the B1 south.

From Caprivi, drive to Rundu and take the B8 south-west, then the B1 north.

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