Lodge

Fort Sesfontein - Lodge
Fort Sesfontein - Lodge

The lodge Fort Sesfontein – located in a wilderness area far from civilization – offers all modern facilities which guests may expect today. You will enjoy luxury with historical background. The central court of the lodge is planted with palm trees and has a generous pool. The former officer’s mess has been refurbished as a restaurant with integrated lodge and bar.

In 1896 the government of what was then German South-West Africa built Fort Sesfontein (six fountains) as a checkpoint for keeping in check cattle disease, illegal hunting and arms smuggling.

The Fort was abandoned in 1914 and only ruins and a small army cemetery still stood witness to the former presence of troops in Sesfontein.

Fort Sesfontein - Lodge
Fort Sesfontein - Lodge
Today, more than 100 years after the original establishment of the Sesfontein station, the Fort has acquired a second lease of life after being tastefully restored as a comfortable lodge for tourists on individual holidays. The use of building materials characteristic for the region such as clay walls, stone floors and wooden lining convey a very special and original atmosphere. You can expect today’s modern facilities, i. e. the standard of the bathrooms, the supply of warm water from solar cells, mosquito nets for the four-poster beds and the ceiling fan. Additional all rooms are equipped with an powerful air conditioning.

The Fort offers comfortable double bedrooms and family units, all including bathroom/WC, for up to 44 persons. 25 local staff members are employed and do their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The place offers a pleasant atmosphere with hot dry days and cool nights. After the adventures of the day and the culinary delights of the evening, you will enjoy a relaxing night below the Southern Cross and a fascinating star-studded sky. Fort Sesfontein is an oasis in the Namibian wilderness.

Fort Sesfontein - Bar
Fort Sesfontein - Restaurant
A view into our restaurant
Fort Sesfontein - Pool
Fort Sesfontein - Pool
A view of the pool
Fort Sesfontein - exterior view
Fort Sesfontein - exterior view
Exterior view of the fort
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Fort Sesfontein - inner courtyard
Views of the inner courtyard