5 Star Oasis
Natalyn Portwig, South Africa
20 October 2014
We were a large group of friends on a 4x4 trip. After 3 days of roughing it in the Desert - Alte Kalkofen lodge felt like heaven. The accommodation is superb - spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and not a detail missed. There was even Peaceful sleep in the room. Frikkie and Hilde are amazing hosts and their food is certainly fine dining in our books.
Would love to visit them again.
Antonello Rossi, South Africa
31 August 2014
Never judge things from the outside. When we first got there it was late and dark and we were a bit concerned, but our minds were blown away 5 minutes after our arrival.
The rooms are simple yet extremely luxurious and the cleanliness, which was our main concern, is of the highest standards.
If that isn't enough, the food homemade by Hilde herself, is exquisite. Frikkie makes sure that everything else runs smoothly, and they both will go the extra mile to please you. Wonderful stay both thumbs up.
Antonello & Family.
Carien van Dyke, South Africa
15 July 2014
What a wonderful experience! Everything is 5-star! From the friendly reception, the excellent dinner and breakfast, the clean white linen, the beautiful sunsets to the shower under the stars. We will definitely re-visit and can recommend to anyone!
Hilary Burger, South Africa
15 May 2014
Rated the hospitality 100%. Frikkie and Hilde are natural hosts and all their efforts seemed so effortless! The accommodation was very good and exceptionally clean and user friendly. We considered the establishment great value for money.
BENOIT MARQUET, France
27 April 2014
We came there without knowing what to expect on our road between Luderitz and Fish River Canyon.
What a surprise! The lodge is quiet, beautiful. The food was excellent and the service was efficient.
On top of this, the owners are always keen in helping you and sharing stories about this place!
joe CHDINHA, South Africa
13 January 2014
FANTASTIES, DIE MENSE WAS BAIE VRIENDELIK EN HET MENS OP HULLE HANDE GEDRA. ONS SAL ENIGE TYD WEER BY FRIKKIE EN HILDA AAN HUIS GAAN. DANKIE VIR DIE HEERLIKE TYD WAT ONS BY JULLE KON DEUR BRING
goncalo faria, South Africa
29 December 2013
Excellent. We were very well received in this very nice lodge. Very well kept and clean, it's a great option for contemplating the Namibian landscape.
Oasis in the Desert
Kobus Vorster, South Africa
20 October 2013
Only 10 free-standing chalets. Not exactly luxurious, but certainly very acceptable: clean and comfortable. Pity there is no air conditioning. The restaurant alone is enough reason to visit - really excellent.
An absolute highlight!
Pippa Moll, South Africa
04 October 2013
We loved the stylish decor, the wonderfully comfortable beds and the delicious food. The location is beautiful, with starry skies at night, and deep peaceful silence. The hospitality was first class.
We will be back, and stay for longer!
A little gem in the desert
Bruce Hansen, South Africa
25 March 2013
What a wonderful interesting place to stay in Namibia. Accommodation and food excellent and the hosts could not have been friendlier or more helpful, even helped organize a spare tyre for our car without any fuss. The best Gemsbok steak I have ever tasted. The swim in the swimming dam was a real treat. Loved watching all the animals at the waterhole all through the night. So sorry we only spent one night. My husband had a wonderful mountain biking experience. We feel Alta Kalkofen is undersold. We will be back for sure.
Stay at Alte Kalkofen
Susan du Plessis, South Africa
24 November 2012
This was an excellent experience - we thought we have a self catering unit, fortunately we did not bought food. A small fridge in the room might be a good idea for cooldrink and cold water.
Mpho Mmutle, South Africa
13 November 2012
We had a wonderful at the lodge. Frik and Hilda run an exceptional entity and they give it their all. I hope the standards set will continue to grow.
If only we could have stayed longer!
Joseph Daron, South Africa
24 September 2012
After a day travelling from Springbok via the Fish River Canyon, we were exhausted and hoping for a perfect place to unwind...that is exactly what we found. Sadly we arrived after dark so we missed the sunset but the sunrise at the lodge the following morning was spectacular. The room was comfortable with rustic charm and the view of the watering hole was delightful. The hosts made us feel very welcome and shortly after we arrived, we were served a superb meal - the best meal I have had in a long while and certainly the best food I ate whilst in Namibia. Unfortunately, we had to leave early in the morning to continue our travels through Namibia so we didn't get the chance to sample the inviting looking pool. We will have to return again so we can spend more time relaxing at this wonderful lodge.
Johan Botha, South Africa
05 July 2012
We really enjoyed our stay. We were spoiled from the moment we arrived. The interior decor is very stylish and artistic. The food was excellent and also prepared and served by the owners themselves. The view from the cottages is stunning. We were even spoiled by hot waterbottles for the beds. I strongly recommend staying over at Alte Kalkofen Lodge.
CAREN MOSTERT, South Africa
03 May 2012
Thank you We enjoyed our stay a lot. The rooms were beautiful and the meals the best. It felt as if we were at home.
Oasis in semi-desert
Sharon Mthetho, South Africa
30 December 2011
Beautiful, peaceful, amazing place in the middle of nowhere. Great stopover en route Luderitz.
We dined like royalty, compliments to the chef, and enjoyed the peace and quite and clearer-than-clear stargazing.