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Hohenstein Lodge

Hiking Trails, Nature Drive and Bird watching

• Sundowner / Nature drives

• Guided half-day nature excursion to the most interesting landscape of the farm, characterized by spectacular rock formations and fascinating vegetation

• Hikes or walks on well-maintained trails on the farm grounds, through dry river beds and past ancient camelthorn trees

• Bird watching

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ABSOLUTE ERONGO

ABSOLUTE ERONGO A two-day adventure – from a comfortable lodge to a romantic night in the African Wilderness, offered exclusively to guests of the Hohenstein Lodge. The mythical Etemba has opened its gates for the ‚Absolute Erongo‘ package.

1. day
HOHENSTEIN LODGE

You are welcomed with a refreshing drink, served on the panorama terrace of the lodge, situated at the foot of the highest mountain in the Erongo Mountain Range. To ensure a relaxed afternoon, arrival at the lodge should be no later than 14:00. Otherwise it could be too late for the afternoon activities. The experienced hiking guide, who will attend to the guests for the next two days introduces himself. He will provide guests with detailed information and will determine the difficulty of the excursion, which lasts 3-5 hours. The afternoon excursion begins with a 20minutes drive on a game drive car to the starting point of the guided hiking tour and leads to the most interesting landscape of the farm, characterized by spectacular rock formations and fascinating vegetation. The guide will explain the geological highlights of the Erongo mountains as well as the special vegetation of the area. The minerals found on the mountain - semi-precious stones like Tourmalines, Aquamarines and Mountain Crystal are found - are just as much a subject as the rock paintings of the Bushmen. With some luck, giraffes, various antelope species or other animals can also be spotted.
On the way back, spectacular views including the sun setting behind the majestic Spitzkoppe mountain are waiting. After having a sundowner on a beautiful place, another twenty minutes drive leads back to the lodge where a three-course Dinner completes the eventful day. Overnight at Hohenstein Lodge

2. day
ETEMBA WILDERNESS CAMP

After a scrumptious breakfast, the trip leads to Etemba (guests own vehicle). Equipped with detailed instructions the journey begins (45 km) by traveling the Erongo Mountains along one of the most scenic routes in the country. From the gate of the Farm Anibib (situated along the D2315 approx. 45 km west of Omaruru) the drive runs through the area of the ‚Erongo MountainRhino Sanctuary Trust‘ to Etemba.
Etemba has hosted guests from Europe from as early as 1960. A spectacular landscape has evolved between the peaks of the Erongo Mountain Range and the riverbed of the Omaruru. Situated at a historical gathering place of the bushmen, the newly built Etemba Wilderness Camp will be reached after approximately 45 minutes (18 km). After a short rest with coffee and cake, guests will start off for a walk to the famous bushmen paintings, which have been declared a National Monument more than 50 years ago.
Tonight, a traditional braai in the spectacular setting of the camp, amidst gigantic rock boulders will end up the day. Overnight at the Camp

3. day
ETEMBA WILDERNESS CAMP

After breakfast individual onward journey or return to the Hohenstein Lodge.


Included services:
Two guided walks, DBB at Hohenstein Lodge, Lunch pack, water during the hikes, Braii, bed and breakfast at Etemba Wilderness Camp.
The drive between Hohenstein Lodge and Etemba is done in own arrangement.
Children are allowed, only accompanied by a responsible person.

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NATURE EXCURSION ON THE FARM GROUNDS OF HOHENSTEIN LODGE

This afternoon excursion starts with a 20minutes drive on a game drive car to the staring point of the guided hiking tour and leads to the most interesting landscape of the farm, characterized by spectacular rock formations and fascinating vegetation. The experienced nature guide will explain the geological highlights of the Erongo mountains as well as the special vegetation of the area. The minerals found on the mountain - semi-precious stones like tourmaline and aquamarine are mined here - are just as much a subject as the rock paintings of the Bushmen. With some luck, giraffes, various antelope species or other animals can also be spotted.

On the way back, spectacular views including the sun setting behind the majestic Spitzkoppe mountain and amazing photographic opportunities are waiting. After having a sundowner on a beautiful place, another twenty minutes drive leads back to the lodge.

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