Fort Sesfontein Lodge

Your entrance into the Kaokoveld

Fort Sesfontein Lodge

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The lodge FORT SESFONTEIN was rebuilt out of the ruins of a historical Monument from the year 1896. The district KAOKOVELD in those days needed a checkpoint to control cattle disease, smuggling and illegal hunting on elephants and rhinos and the Schutztruppe agreed to help the local population, the Namas, Hereros, Damaras and Bushman. The Fort was abandoned in 1914 and only ruins showed this early sign of wild life- and nature conservation.

Today comfortable accommodation and excellent bar and restaurant service is available to up to 44 guests. Located in an arid area between Damaraland and Kaokoveld it however offers an Oasis with the palm tree courtyard and the enormous pool. The whole year day trips in open or closed 4x4 jeeps take place, where you can discover African wild life in free range with desert-adapted elephants, rhinos and lions, visit Himba tribes in their villages or see old rock carvings at Sosos showing wild life from over 1000 years ago.



After an early breakfast you start in an open game‐viewer with your local guide and driver to your safari in the dry river beds of North-‐West Namibia. After a short drive you leave the gravel road and enter the wilderness. At Elephant Song you reach the Hoanib with it’s green flora of reed, bushes and grass. This is also a place for natural water and houses game and predators.

We follow the riverbed and it becomes extremely exciting when we get to GANUMUB mouth where we have to pass through a port of less than 10m in width. The mostly dry river, all the animals and us with our car have to enter through here, but consideration gives elephant’s right of way. There after the river bed becomes larger with the mountains in the background and in large trees grow in the river bed like acacias and the famous Ana-tree. The population of animals gets bigger and after spotting tracks of elephants and lions we might even get to see them. To see free ranging animals in this extraordinary remote area is something very special!

We enjoy the gracious giraffes, the proud emblem of Namibia, Oryx, other antelopes, ostriches, baboons and zebras. Our picnic is served under a huge Ana‐tree sitting on chairs around a well prepared table. From the Atlantic ocean, situated about 40 km away, a fresh breeze blows.

Later on we reach Amspoort, the most westerly point of our trip and the entrance to the Skeleton Coast Park and this is our turn-around point. For our way back we can choose an alternative route, which leads past the Giribis plain, a vast, flat savannah without any trees or even bushes, only covered by yellow grass. Here we also discover the mysterious fairy circles in the red earth of Africa. Late afternoon we return to Fort Sesfontein and civilization with a large number of photographs and unforgettable impressions.



TypeRate 2020Rate 2021
01.01.20 - 30.06.2101.07.21 - 31.12.21
PP SingleN$ 1930.00N$ 2045.00
PP SharingN$ 1540.00N$ 1635.00
PP Family Room (Max. 2 adults and 3 children)N$ 3975.00N$ 4215.00
Children 6 - 12 years sharing with adults (max. 2) *N$ 935.00N$ 990.00
Children 0 - 6 years sharing with adults (max. 2) *FreeFree
Children occupying own room Full RateFull Rate
The rates are PER PERSON per night and include BREAKFAST & VAT & 2% Bed Levy

Cancellation Policy

  • 30 - 15 days prior to arrival: 25%
  • 14 - 08 days prior to arrival: 50%
  • 7 days or less prior to arrival: 100%
  • Non-arrivals: 100%



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