Auas Safari Lodge
is nestled in an expanse of African savanna in the shadow of the Auas mountains. Less than an hour away from the Windhoek international airport Auas Safari Lodge lies in an unspoiled wilderness far removed from the trappings of city life.
Waterbuck, kudu, impala, eland, zebra, black & blue wildebeest, oryx, springbuck and many of the smaller antelope species roam the Auas savanna. Giraffe can be seen browsing at tree top level. The cats like lynx, cheetah and leopard can be seen if lucky. Morning and evening game drives and guided walks are the best way of seeing these animals.
The area abounds with bird life, from the big ostrich to the small finches. Many water birds like the white pelican, Egyptian geese and many species of ducks can be found on the two big dams.
Sustainable hunting is done on Auas and the wealth of game is testimony to a well managed hunting philosophy. The lodge is a great choice for the first or last two nights of your Namibian trip. Some of the greatest sun sets with the Auas mountains changing color and texture can be experience here.
Accommodation at Auas Game Lodge:
We offer 16 comfortably furnished, all en-suite rooms, with a private terrace for guests to get in touch with the unique natural surroundings Auas Safari Lodge provides.
The Lodge facilitates a swimming pool where guests can enjoy a truly fascinating view of the sunset, game and landscape combined. From our kitchen, guests will be served exquisite local cuisine in our dining area providing indoor seating as well as on the patio. Bar and Lapa facilities are also available and Coffee/Tea is available in each room.
Facilities at Auas Game Lodge:
In the summer months, the rooms are quite a comfortable temperature, and if one leaves the windows open, one can be assured of a lovely cool breeze. In the winter months the weather becomes quite chilly – please do make use of the extra blankets in your wardrobe. Please note ladies, there is a hairdryer in the draw of the vanity.
Our water is pumped from underground boreholes into our water tanks, and as such it makes for excellent drinking water. If you suffer from a sensitive stomach, please rather use the bottled water available at the bar. Namibia is a very dry country, and as such water is a very precious resource. Please assist us to conserve it, by using it sparingly.
There are very few mosquitoes in this area. In the rainy season there may be a few more, so please take the necessary precautions, by using a good quality mosquito repellent, and covering your arms and legs with light cotton clothing, especially at sunset. Do not be too concerned if you do receive a few bites, as this is not a malaria area. We do have a laundry service on offer. Laundry lists and bags can be found in your wardrobe!
If you do have any allergies, or special dietary requirements, please inform our front office personnel so that they may pass on this information to our kitchen. As this is a game farm, we will try to feature a variety of venison on the menu for your enjoyment. We grow many of our own herbs and vegetables on the farm also, and will try to incorporate these into the menus wherever possible.
All drinks ordered from the bar will automatically be charged to your room account. We try to stock an interesting selection of wines, spirits and liqueurs – please ask our barman for more information on the local specialities.
Please also note, to get to Auas Game Lodge, you will drive on a gravel road for plus/minus 20 km.
Auas Safari Lodge Activities:
Swimming pool, cosy bar, restaurant serving delicious game dishes, daily game drives in four-wheel drive vehicles.
Part of the activities are game drives in open four-wheel drive vehicle across the the 10 000 ha game reserve where numerous antelope species, predators, giraffe, baboon, warthog, bat-eared fox and a colorful bird life roam freely.
Auas Safari Lodge Map:
I found it very comfortable. Could have mentioned in the write up that there is 20 odd kms of gravel road to drive to get to it.
The farm was excellent & the people great, but the charge for the airport transfer was extortionate ($750), notwithstanding the flimsy excuse that the fuel price had gone up. I got an airport transfer from the city for $180.