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The ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy, home of Hobatere Lodge, is situated on the western border of Etosha National Park, a very short distance from the Galton Gate. This jewel of a lodge in its idyllic setting has earned it the nickname of “Little Etosha” due to its location and bounteous wildlife.

Upon entering the gates, you will immediately sense the tranquil ambiance of this quiet corner of the world. The drive to the lodge from this point is a mere 16 kilometres, however, based on the road conditions it can take a little time to navigate. This is the perfect opportunity to take your foot off the accelerator and look for the abundant game that inhabit this area while you drive through the spectacular bushveld and riverine vegetation.

You will be welcomed into the heart of this lodge with warm cloths to wipe away the dust of your travels and a refreshing drink while you book in, and can immediately retire to your room for a well-deserved rest or enjoy any of the amenities on offer.

The name “Hobatere” translates to “find him/me” in the native Nama and is appropriate here, as the lodge peeks out of a forest of indigenous trees near a riverbed, overlooking a wide plain and very active waterhole.

This rustic and cosy lodge will draw you into a setting of tranquillity paired with the magic of the African bushveld and savannah, where you can dine under a thatched roof or the evening stars, and go to sleep to the roar of the lions.

A stay at this enchanting facility will have you put aside the stresses of life as you fall prey to the allure of Hobatere Lodge, the open spaces, incredible wildlife, friendly people, and fascinating history.

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Contact Details

Lodge +264 67 330 118/9

Bookings +264 61 228 104

Emergencies +264 81 260 0830

[email protected]


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With a strong focus on sustainable tourism, Hobatere Lodge and the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy are proud to be part of an international case study on how conservation efforts can be successful and environmentally responsible. Every effort is made to lighten our footprint on the fragile eco-systems in this largely uninhabited north-western region and increase conservation efforts and awareness.

Home to a large number of game, you can hope to see elephant, lion, a large variety of buck, giraffe, and the rare Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. At night, when the elusive creatures venture out, you might encounter the aardvark, Bat-eared Fox, Cape Fox, aardwolf, and genet. Although sightings can never be guaranteed as the game wanders freely, the chances of witnessing something spectacular are high in this spellbinding corner of the world.

Staying with us

Hobatere Lodge is a haven in the wilderness. Thatched roofs span the main entertainment and dining area, filling the air with the fragrant scents of the African savannah. Large verandas with ample seating and a firepit for the colder evenings offer spaces to watch the abundant game, with additional raised viewing decks.

On offer is a spacious restaurant, well-stocked bar, comfortable lounge area and curio shop for those looking to take gifts or mementos home. The veranda is the perfect place to unwind and watch the sun set with a drink, and the pool is available to cool off in. On winter evenings when our temperatures drop, the fire outside is lit to ensure you stay warm while watching the activity at the waterhole.

Your hosts at the cosy Hobatere Lodge are members of the local community on whose land the lodge rests, the ≠Khoadi-//Hôas Conservancy. With vested interests in the lodge their goal is to make your stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible, and they will go out of their way to ensure you are cared for.

Wi-Fi is available in the main building, however as this is supplied by satellite due to our remote location, it can often be intermittent. We kindly request that large uploads or downloads be limited where possible to allow for the best connection. Cell phone reception is also limited, so please do be aware of this. Every effort is made to ensure the Wi-Fi is functional and we have an IT team on standby.

During your stay with us you can expect comfort, pleasant staff, good food, and wonderful sights.


A stay at Hobatere Lodge is for the true nature lover, as you can immerse yourself in the bush, the wildlife, and the people. The experience here is centred on the fantastic wildlife within these borders, and in addition that of Etosha National Park, our neighbour. Due to proximity, day visits to the Park are a short drive away, expanding your viewing experience.

In the dry season, both Hobatere and Etosha are perfect for game-viewing as the birds and animals flock to the waterholes, making sightings easier. In the rainy season, game is harder to find as they wander the vast expanses with plentiful water in holes and natural dams. However, Namibia remains a spectacular experience in the “green season”, when the grass is high, the trees in bud, and with flitting butterflies and flowers dotting the plains.

For the avid birders, there are numerous species to be watch for. On check-in, be sure to mention to your hosts or your guides that birding is of interest, and where possible they will take the time to point out the different species for you.


Hobatere offers several game drives, from early morning excursions into the bush as the sun rises, or evening trips as the sun sets on another day in this idyllic paradise. Our trained guides will show you a variety of animals and birdlife as you go out and about with them, sharing their wealth of experience and knowledge on the area and game.

There are numerous other attractions within driving distance to ensure your days are packed full of adventure and sightings, so ensure you ask on booking and extend your stay with us in order to get the most from this spectacular corner of the world.

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