Farmhouse near Etosha a great getaway

Natural Selection has announce the opening of their Safari House on 15 April. Located on the Etosha Heights Private Reserve, next to Safarihoek Lodge, it’s a traditional Namibian farmhouse that has been given the Natural Selection treatment and can be booked on an exclusive-use basis. 

Expect three, ensuite bedrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and sitting area inside. Outside, there’s a large veranda with a braai and plenty of outdoor seating, a fire pit and a second thatched braai area, as well as a swimming pool, all amidst the luscious green gardens.

But perhaps the biggest luxury on offer at Safari House is freedom. With a private guide, vehicle and a chef all to yourself, it’s a safari that’s 100% on your terms, whether you want to look for big game early in the morning, or have a leisurely start to the day. Flexibility is key here and the house is a perfect spot for families, groups of friends and adventurers looking for their very own, day-to-day itinerary.

With a private chef, vehicle and guide, Safari House is all about planning your days on your own terms, with maximum flexibility. The owners offer unpretentious hospitality in a traditional Namibian farmhouse setting, where visitors can spend the days on game drives in the incredible Etosha Heights Private Reserve – and with only two other lodges nearby, you won’t bump into anything but wildlife.

Tourists can track white rhino, search for elusive desert species, count the big cats or simply relax in the double-tiered photography hide. After a day on the reserve, the can head back to their ‘home from home’ and enjoy a sundowner on the veranda and a braai under the stars.

The house is available on an exclusive-use basis, making it ideal for families, groups and friends – the fenced garden will remove any worries about runaway little ones too. The house sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms and each is comfortable and spacious with a touch of quirkiness.

The room are all air-conditioned and ensuite with indoor (hot) showers. Inside, you’ll also find a lovely large sitting room with a dining area and fully-equipped kitchen.

Outside, Safari House really comes into its own. For lazy afternoons, the large, wrap-around veranda is shady and cool, and the waterhole mere metres away offers the perfect entertainment. There’s a swimming pool, a braai area (you can call upon your private chef to whip something up or get out the tongs yourself), and a large, fully-fenced garden. –