Goibib Mountain Lodge Description
Goibib Mountain Lodge is a tranquil hideaway in the heart of the Great Karas Mountains in Southern Namibia, situated between Grunau and Keetmanshoop. Our comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality, tasty traditional fare and ideal location enable you to experience the very essence of Namibia and its people. Guests can explore the history, culture and landscape of the Karas Region by visiting the Lost City of the Kalahari (Khauxa!has), Rock Paintings, the preserved German Irrigation System, Rose Quartz Mine, Beryl Mine, and take in the breathtaking views from the Karas Mountains. Only 1 - 2 hours' drive away are Southern Namibian wonders such as Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest, Giants' Playground and Ai-Ais Hot Springs. Goibib Mountain Lodge itself offers Guests a dream holiday, but with a difference. Here, you will not be pursued by the Big Five or chased by stampeding herds . . . Instead you will have the chance to peacefully view many species of antelope and other wildlife that inhabit the veld. The peace and tranquility is enthralling and Guests quickly realise that this is pristine nature at its finest. Explore the rugged terrain on foot and embrace the solitude that attracts so many to our beautiful country, or enjoy the view during a nature drive from the comfort of our air-conditioned four wheel drive vehicles. André and Etiennne Lötter are the proud owners of this new lodge. They and management team, Niekie de Wet, with Nicolaas and Gerda Meyer, will ensure you enjoy the best of Namibian hospitality during your stay. Goibib Mountain Lodge offers an unforgettable Namibian experience. We look forward to your visit.
The wide range of activities available at the Lodge includes deluxe nature drives using our comfortable, air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles, in the company of our experienced and knowledgeable driver/guides. • Sunrise Nature Drive Witness a spectacular Namibian sunrise and experience the landscape coming to life for another special day. A 1-2 hour game-watching adventure followed by a scrumptious breakfast in the great outdoors. • Sundowner Nature Drive Starting after the heat of the day, this 2-3 hour drive allows for unhurried wildlife watching and concludes with the magnificent Namibian sunset. As night falls, we may catch a glimpse of emerging nocturnal animal life on the way back to the Lodge for dinner. • Self-Drive Expeditions Delicious fresh picnic baskets, with all kinds of goodies, may be ordered by Guests to enjoy on their drive in or around the Lodge or further afield. • Self-Guided Hiking Guests can explore the scenic beauty of the Lodge at their own pace, enjoying the sun and fresh air as they seek out local flora and fauna. • Bird Watching The land surrounding Goibib is home to a huge variety of bird species, many of which Guests may sight in and around the Lodge. Our Library has available a useful selection of bird identification books. • Stargazing - Telescopes are available to probe our un-polluted skies. • Mountain Biking - Take in the scenery and wildlife at your own pace.
Goibib Mountain Lodge Directions
Goibib Mountain Lodge is situated on the eastern side of the B1 blacktop main road from Windhoek to Cape Town. Goibib Mountain Lodge is in a malaria-free area. • From Windhoek Goibib is 112km south of Keetmanshoop • From South Africa Goibib is 48km north of Grunau Local Places of Interest within 2 hours' drive:- • Ais-Ais Hot Springs - Thermal springs, relaxing bathing pools and tennis courts (the centre is closed November- February due to extreme temperatures). • Quiver Tree Forest - 250 trees used by the San people to make arrow quivers - best seen in June and July for their bright yellow flowers. • Giants' Playground - A natural sculpture park where huge blocks of grey-black dolerite resemble play bricks stacked on each other by giants. • Fish River Canyon - Spectacular Indeed ! Second only in size to USA's Grand Canyon, it's Africa's largest - by far. • Brukaros Volcanic Crater - Ancient and extinct, but an amazing spectacle appreciated by everyone who visits it.