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Hobatere Lodge

Nestled on the banks of the Otjovasandu River in the north, Hobatere Lodge promises uniquely Namibian encounters.

The lodge is situated in a concession area of 8,808 hectares, which is home to a rich diversity of game, including elephant and lion. With conservation in mind, the lodge is actively involved in promoting the peaceful co-existence of man and nature.

Thatched roofs keep the well-appointed chalets cool and shade guest areas against the heat of the African savannah.

A dip in the pool washes away the dust after a day of game viewing while friendly staff prepares homemade meals.

A private airstrip makes access even easier to accommodate guests who prefer to fly in.

Hobatere offers a walk on the wild side and is a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers.

After a fire destroyed the lodge in 2011,  ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy is the owner of Hobatere Lodge.  In 2015 Journeys Namibia took over the management of the lodge for the conservancy.
≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy stands proudly as an international case study of how conservation efforts can be successful and sustainable in the long run. By visiting this part of the world and enjoying all it has to offer, you are contributing to the long-term sustainability of the area, it’s animals and the people. Hobatere Lodge is 100% owned by the conservancy, all proceeds go back to the community

Staying with us

Well-appointed chalets  and  guest  areas  are  shaded  by thatched roofs, cooling the air with fragrant scents of African savannah.

Six cozy bungalows as well as six luxurious, adjoining rooms provide comfortable living. The en-suite  bathrooms each  have  a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with guest amenities. Complete with a writing desk, private deck and a small coffee and tea station, this will be like a second home in the wild.

A dip in the pool washes away the dust after a day of game viewing while friendly staff prepare homely meals for hungry explorers.


Staying at Hobatare Lodge allows guests  to become  immersed  in the untamed wilds of Damaraland. The area is a paradise for nature lovers and the proximity of the waterhole ensures an exceptionally intimate experience with the wild creatures that frequent the area.

Sip on a cool drink while a breath away a variety of antelope and big cats like lion, leopard and cheetah quench their own thirsts.

This is tourism  with heart.  Your patronage will contribute to the overall  sustainability   of  the   conservancy   and   conservation  in the area. Monthly financial contributions to the ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy, provides employment  and support to the local community.


Embark on an early morning  game drive that  will take  you on an exploration through the bush and savannah. Trained guides will help you spot a rich variety of animals from elephant to Hartmann’s zebra. Night drives offer a unique opportunity to encounter nocturnal animals like bat-eared fox, aardwolf and genet.

The lodge is close to a number  of key attractions including Etosha National Park, Damaraland and Opuwo. Its strategic location makes it perfect as either a stop-over or base camp for your travels.

Guided excursions into Etosha are great for those who would prefer to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Hobatere truly offers a walk on the wild side.

Tree House

The Hobatere Tree House

The pure experience of spending an evening and night completely alone in an exclusive wildlife area to feel in touch with nature and being surrounded
by the African Bush.
It’s about being alone and completely immersed in the bush. Watching the sunset and the animals at the water hole from the privacy of the balcony,
having the wildlife visiting you at few meters of distance, take in the tranquility, silence and beauty of the surroundings.

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