Frans Indongo Waterberg
The architecture at Frans Indongo Lodge is reminiscent of traditional Ovambo homesteads. The Ovambo are Namibia's most populous folk. The comfortable complex is built from natural materials, decorated in a typical African style with warm, earthy colours, and surrounded by a lush green garden.
The lodge offers a total of 12 air-conditioned rooms or bungalows, each with shower, WC, fridge, hairdryer, telephone, TV and tea/coffee station. Other facilities include a swimming pool, wooden veranda, bar and watering place, which is illuminated at night and often visited by antelope.
Frans Indongo Lodge is situated 43 km northeast of Otjiwarongo and accessed via a normal tarred road. It provides the perfect stopover en-route to Windhoek from Etosha.
Although located in a farming region, only a small part of the land is used for agricultural purposes. Its 170 km² is home to various wild animals, including oryx, plains zebra, kudu and springbok. Eland, sable and roan antelope, impala, wildebeest and the white and endangered black rhino may also be encountered here. A round trip in an open off-roader offers ample opportunity to see and photograph the game.
There are three different trails to choose from, each between 1.5 and 4 hours long. Antelope will often cross paths with guests, and a little exertion to the top of a small mountain is rewarded by spectacular panoramic views of the sweeping bush savannah plains stretching as far as Waterberg.
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A platform at the watering place in front of the lodge offers excellent views.