Tel: +27 (0) 21 855 0395
Address:B5 Mariental, Namibia
In the small town of Marienthal in the Hardap region of southern Namibia you will find self-catering (self-contained) accommodation in the form of the Marienthal River Chalets.
The town of Marienthal owes its name to Hendrik Brandt, a pioneer farmer, who bought the farm from the Nama leader Hendrik Witbooi. Brandt named it after his wife, Marie. To this day Marienthal is home to many Nama-speaking people. The original Nama residents called Marienthal “Tsaraxa Aibes” - a reference to the dust storms in spring and autumn.
The region is one of extreme temperatures: very hot in summer and freezing cold in winter. Despite the aridity of the region, water is relatively plentiful. The Hardap Dam reservoir in the nearby Fish River enables the cultivation of animal fodder, as well as fruit and vegetables. The ostrich abattoir bears testimony to the importance of this industry in the region. Apart from being the largest water reservoir in Namibia, the Hardap Dam is renowned among water sports enthusiasts. The dam frequently plays host to international triathlons as well as angling competitions.
Mariental River Chalets is centrally situated on the B1 Road and the Trans-Namib railway that stretches from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop, making it ideal as a stop-over destination. The Mariental River Chalets are popular with travelling families, hunting and fishing groups, as well as business people and offer value for money self-catering (self-contained) accommodation.
The friendly staff at Mariental River Chalets go out of their way to make their guests feel at home. Children can frolic in the safe playground, while the adults relax around the braai fires. Braai packs and wood can be purchased at the reception desk, and the staff can help you to plan the rest of your journey.
OTHER NAMIBIAN LODGE
Mariental is a very central town from where you can explore the rest of Namibia. within a days drive from Mariental River Chalets to the south is the Fish River Canyon with its famous Canon Lodge and to the North in Damarland is Twyfelfontein Country Lodgenear the petrified forest at the famous Twyfelfontein rock paintings. Your next stop will most likely be the famous Etosha National Park. In the far north east of Namibia is a small land strip known as the Caprivi and here Ngepi Camp is one of Namibia's famous lodges on the banks of the Kavango or Okavango River.
From Mariental Rive chalets is is easy to reach the Kambro self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation on a farm north of Britstown and the Hanover Inn a self-catering ( self contained ) lodge in Hanover halfway between Mariental and Port Elizabeth.
Botswana is our Eastern neigbours and Mariental River chalets is often used as a stopover between Cape Town and Botswana. In Botswana Temba Botswanaspecialises in tailor-made safaris. They use hotels and lodges in all parts of the country such as Francistown Hotels or Nata Lodge which was rebuilt in 2008 and is now a luxury lodge.
Mariental River Chalets are proudly associated with the following lodges in Zimbabwe. The Hwange Safari Lodge at the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe offers hotel style accommodation. Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe is one of Zimbabwe's most luxurious hotels. This hotel was previously known as the Sheraton Hotel Harare.
Victoria Falls Rest Camp is in the town with the same name in Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls Rest Camp offers comfortable self-catering ( self contained ) accommodation and pre-erected tents within in walking distance from falls itself and near the shops.
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