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About Noordoewer

Noordoewer is a town in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Its name means ‘North Bank’ in Afrikaans, in reference to the north bank of the Orange River, on which it is located. The village lies opposite the South Africantown of Vioolsdrif, to which it is connected by the road bridge which forms the northern end of the South African N7 and the southern end of the Namibian B1.
Noordoewer is known for grape production and Canoeing and is an important border post on a crucial transport route between the two countries. It is planned to upgrade its status to that of a town.

Accommodation Options

Noordoewer Guest House

Experience true Namibian hospitality at Noordoewer Guesthouse.

The ideal halfway stop between Cape Town (670km) and Windhoek (800km), the 14 guest rooms are all en-suite, have a private entrance, fridge/mini-bar, air-conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. Relax in our lounge with a book, watch DSTV, enjoy the view of Noordoewer farms and the Orange River on our wooden deck or enjoy a stroll through the newly planted vineyards to the Orange river.

Noordoewer Guesthouse offers you true Namibian style cuisine with a twist on request. We have “Boma” style braai areas and braai packs, wood etc. are available on request. There is safe and secure parking with security to ensure a relaxing stay at Noordoewer Guesthouse.

Norotshama River Lodge

Norotshama River Resort lies around fifty kilometres northwest of the village of Noordoewer (and the South African border) in Southern Namibia. Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region, this malaria-free resort is set on the banks of the Orange River.

The thatched main building has a restaurant and bar, with indoor and outdoor seating and dining areas, over looking the river and mountains. Guests are welcome to self-cater or make use of the resorts’ ‘a la carte’ menu. Groups of 10 or more can request buffet, potjie or braai type meals.

You can relax by the pool taking in the scenic splendor of the river, enjoying a cool drink from the bar or a meal from the A la Carte restaurant.

Accommodation at Norotshama River Resort is a choice of 32 luxury thatched chalets or floating bungalows. Some have a river view. They all are fitted with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. 8 rooms are fitted with mosquito nets. Visitors can either self cater or eat in the lodges restaurant.

Activities at Norotshama River Resort include sunset trips in a floating bar on the Orange River, self-drive excursions to local canyons and sand dunes, and the German ‘outpost’ trip to an old German building over 100 years old. There are wild Namib horse rides, river rafting, fishing, bird watching, hiking trails up to 12kms, sport rock climbing and swimming.

Norotshama River Resort borders the Ai-Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Park, which spans some of the most spectacular scenery of the arid and desert environments in Southern Africa. The park is characterized by a unique and impressive variety of plant species.

Felix Unite Provenance Camp

Felix Unite Provenance Camp situated in Noordoewer overlooks the great Orange River. It features a restaurant and WiFi is available in the business centre.

Each thatched room is modern and decorated in fresh shades of green. It comes with air conditioning, a fan, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a minibar. The private bathroom has a shower.

The restaurant at Provenance Camp serves breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the Orange River. Barbecue facilities are available for guests to make use of during their stay.

Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool. There is a shop on the premises, and a cash withdrawal machine is available.

The Fish River Canyon is 209 km from the camp and the Vioolsdrift Border is 15 km away.

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Noordoewer! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Noordoewer! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Orange River Lodge

The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia. It is only 600 meters from the Orange River and its central location between Cape Town and Windhoek offers travellers an ideal resting place.
Relax and enjoy Namibian hospitality in their thatched Lapa restaurant and bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, and guests can enjoy a typically friendly, river lodge atmosphere, whilst wining and dining under a starlit African sky. Braai facilities are available.

Orange River Lodge provides:
• Double Rooms: 4 Double Rooms with self-catering facilities, en-suite bathrooms, double beds, air-conditioning, 2 channel television and a tea/coffee station.
• Family Rooms: 3 Family Rooms can accommodate up to 4 people with an en-suite bathroom, twin beds, air-conditioning, 2 channel television and a tea/coffee station as standard

Activities include fishing and canoing. Anglers would be interested to know there are 15 different species of fish in the river, including Carp (common/mirror), Sharptooth Catfish (barbel) up to 40kgs, and Yellowfish (Largemouth/Smallmouth).

A more adventurous way to explore the river and its spectacular surroundings would be to hire a canoe. Trips of around 2 – 5 days can be organized.

Other activities include a tour to the historic battle sites of the Nama Rebellion of 1904-1908 ,and the ruins and graves of German Colonial Soldiers at Uhabis.

Orange River lodge borders the Ai-Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Conservation Park, which spans some of the most spectacular scenery of the arid and desert environments in Southern Africa. The park is characterized by a unique and impressive variety of plant species.

Orange River Lodge. Not just an overnight stay!

Sandfontein Lodge

Sandfontein Lodge is set in a very remote area of southern Namibia and is not easy to get to. Once here though it is well worth the effort. Highlights include canoeing and swimming in theOrange River, game drives and thirst-quenching sundowners.

Self-drive tourists can approach from Fish River Canyon and Noordoewer in the south or as part of an itinerary starting or ending in Windhoek. Light aircraft can land on the well-maintained airstrip.

The Sandfontein Nature and Game Reserve itself lies along the Orange River. This 76,000 ha large private retreat is home to countless wild animals and pristine nature. This is the 3rd largest largest nature reserve in the country and the parks’ southern border is an impressive 25kms of the Orange River.

As one would expect from such a large game reserve Sandfontein is home to a vast number (and variety) of animals. The property boasts more than 4,000 animals including leopard, cheetah, kudu, eland, zebra, giraffe, red hartebeest, springbok, impala, ostrich, jackal, aardvark, caracal and baboon. But Sandfontein is particularly proud to provide protection to five black rhino (a very endangered species).

Sandfontein Lodge is nestled in the heart of the reserve. Each bungalow has been built using local materials and is linked to the swimming pool by a small pathway.
• Bungalows: 4 thatched bungalows have an en-suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, a fan, ‘flowing white’ mosquito nets draped over the bed and a mini-bar. Appreciate stunning views of the reserve through floor to ceiling glass windows. Bungalows are east- facing offering stunning sunrise views.
• Suite: The Suite offers guests an exclusive and luxurious experience with an en-suite bathroom and ‘beautifully burnished’ bathtub, inside shower and views of the surrounding Sandfontein Valley from the outside shower. Air-conditioning, a mini-bar, fan and mosquito net complete the facilities. The Suite is also east-facing.

There are no scheduled activities at Sandfontein, your schedule is designed according to what you want to do. Activities include horse riding, game & scenic drives, rhino tracking, canoeing on the Orange River, or just relaxing at the lodge’s 20 meter swimming pool. Be as active or relaxed as you want.

Sandfontein Lodge frequently offers discounted rates to residents of Southern Africa, these are available on request.
Sandfontein’s dedicated team is determined to arrange your stay to your personal liking.

White House Guest Farm

This beautiful house, built between 1912 and 1915, is situated on a 15,000 hectare sheep farm in the far south of Namibia. The White House Guest Farm is situated 125km from the Ai-Ais Hot-Springs, and 115Km from the Fish River Canyon. It is often used as a base to make a day-trip to one or either of these two places.

The lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and braai packs are available for self-caterers. Wood and a grid are also available. Self-catering is welcomed but they are well-known for their delicious home-cooked meals. The White House’s main claim to fame is ‘The best lamb in the world.’

Power is from a mains supply (220v), so travellers have the opportunity to charge up their electrical appliances, before disappearing into the desert, on the river or into the bush.

Overnight in main house accommodation or in outside chalets:
• Double Rooms: 5 Double Rooms are in the main building. 4 of them have a double bed and 2 single beds. The other, a small room, has 2 single beds. All rooms are equipped with a fan and a heater, own bathroom, well-stocked mini-bar and fridge, bedding, towels, cutlery, toaster, kettle, tea/coffee station.
• Chalets: 2 outside chalets have a double bed and 2 bunk-beds. The other chalet has 2 single beds. The facilities are similar to the rooms in the main building.

Activities include game drives, (see springbok and gemsbok close up) and bird watching. (There are over 50 different species flying around here.)

Lithops grow here in the very dry desert climate. Their stems are buried in the stony dry earth and only the tips are visible. Most

Lithops have intricately patterned tips to the leaves, which make them look like stones. ‘Living stones’ is the common name for

Lovers of semi-precious stones should visit the Rose-Quartz Mine.

The White House is an affordable, convenient, halfway stopover between Cape Town and Windhoek.

Goibib Mountain Lodge

Goibib Mountain Lodge is a situated in southern Namibia and is a useful stopover for those travelling between South Africa and Namibia. It offers a tranquil getaway right in the heart of the Great Karas Mountains. The Karas region is the southernmost, and the driest area in Namibia. It is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, South Africa and Botswana to the east and the Orange River border lies to the south.

Goibib Mountain Lodge is ideally positioned as a base from which to explore the scenic beauty of Southern Namibia, including the Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest, Brukaros Volcanic Crater, and Ais-Ais Hot Springs.

The main building has been converted from an old farmhouse. There is a restaurant that serves ‘4star’ cuisine from the lodges own ‘local menus’, a bar and a lounge. A picnic lunch can also be arranged for full day activities.

Guests can enjoy refreshments at the pool bar, or cool down by taking a dip in the swimming pool. Laundry and babysitting facilities are available on request.

The lodge comprises of 8 spacious en-suite room. Each room has local and satellite television channels, air-conditioning, a radio, mini bar, built-in safe, and a tea/coffee station. A wireless Internet connectivity is available on site. All rooms are serviced daily.

The beauty of the surrounding veld, can be enjoyed in the morning or afternoon, on foot or from the one of the lodge’s air-conditioned four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles. A variety of game can be viewed, including kudu, springbok, gemsbok and ostriches, as well as smaller species such as rock dassies and the elusive steenbok.

Goibib Mountain Lodge has plenty of walking trails in and around the farm, and are now specializing in spotlit night game drives.
Twitcher’s can get a birds-eye-view of the brightly coloured Rosy Faced Lovebirds, and may even catch a glimpse of a Kori Bustard or Black Eagle in full flight.

Stargazers can take full advantage of the many clear night skies, by requesting the use of one of lodges telescopes.