Lodges

River Crossing Lodge

A comfortable safari lodge overlooking the fringe of the Namib Desert.

River Crossing Lodge

River Crossing Lodge is a mere five-minute drive from the city of Windhoek, yet its setting within the Moltkeblick Private Reserve gives it a remote feel. From its vantage point on a rocky ridge of hills, the night lights of Windhoek are visible from one side, with far-reaching views over the rugged mountains and landscapes of the edge of the Namib Desert out in front. Twenty guest chalets offer comfortable accommodation, with a spacious main lodge reminiscent of an original German farmstead on the outside, and a stylish modern interior. A variety of safari activities are offered.

At the lodge

The hotel

An imposing stone stairway leads up through the heavy wooden entrance doors into the vast main area and bar overlooking the swimming pool. The spacious dining room opens out onto a wide wraparound terrace with views over Windhoek to one side, and the reserve on the other. An inviting lounge with comfortable leather couches, open fireplace and desert-inspired décor offers a cosy winter retreat. Spa treatments are available in the wellness room, and there is a small curio shop.

The rooms

Each of the twenty twin or double chalets are en-suite, with showers, and two have baths which make them a favourite choice for honeymoon couples. Six have views across to Windhoek, while the rest face eastwards towards the distant foothills of the Auas Mountains on the far side of the reserve, and perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise. All in all, the rooms have a feeling of quiet comfort, where the surroundings are the main attraction.

On safari

Experiences

Within the reserve, hiking, game drives and guided bush walks are offered. A network of mountain bike trails criss-crosses the bush if you feel like something a bit more strenuous. Horse riding caters for all levels of experience and is a great way to get close to the wildlife, which includes giraffe, sable, roan antelope, and the rare chance of spotting a leopard or cheetah. Windhoek is close by, the gateway to the Namib and its wealth of desert attractions.

When to go

Windhoek by month

January

Season: Wet

February

Season: Wet

March

Season: Wet

April

Season: Dry

May

Season: Dry

June

Season: Dry

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Dry

December

Season: Wet

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