The Kaoko-Etosha Conservancy is on the southwestern border of the world-renowned Etosha National Park.

Being 35 km from Kamanjab, it is ideally located for tourists travelling to or from Opuwo, van Zyl's Pass or Epupa to make a stop over and refresh in this beautiful and mountainous valley.

Damaraland is also not far from this farm and can also be explored from Gelbingen Lodge.

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Gelbingen Lodge Accommodation

The eco-friendly facilities run on battery power, so there are no plugs in the rooms, but sufficient lighting is available.

Electronic and electrical devices can be charged at reception.

Accommodation Options at Gelbingen Lodge

  • Double or Twin Rooms
  • Luxury Rooms
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Twin Rooms

Eight Twin Rooms are available, which are furnished with 2 single beds. En-suite bathrooms with hot water showers, double basins and a toilets.

Mosquito nets are provided for the comfort of guestsas well as a private terrace.

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Luxury Rooms

The Luxury Rooms, each with private taerraces so guests can overlook the beautiful surroundings, offer such a bliss experience.

The beds have mosquito netsfor peaceful nights safe from mosquitoes.

The rooms also have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers.

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Gelbingen Lodge Amenities

The buffet-style breakfast is included in the nightly rate and the meals are served at the cosy dining area.

Light lunches are available on request and a set menu of scrumptious bush cuisine is served for dinner.

The popular Himba Bar will keep you refreshed and coffee or tea is available at the lapa.

Facilities at Gelbingen Lodge

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Childrens' playground
  • Lapa and boma fire
  • Safe at reception
  • Wireless internet
  • Ovahimba arts and crafts
  • Fireplace on the premises
  • Laundry Service
  • Garden
  • Breakfast and dinner served
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What To Do at Gelbingen Lodge

A Himba clan made Farm Gelbingen their home a few years ago and set up a "kraal" or village, where they live according to their tradition.

Day trips to this village or to another Himba village further away are offered by the hosts at Gelbingen Lodge.


  • One-day excursion to Himba Kraal at Opuwo
  • Two-day excursion to Himba Kraal at Epupa
  • Bird-watching
  • Game Drives
  • Sundowner Drives
  • Guided Walks
  • 4X4 Trails
  • Hiking and backpacking

Things to See

  • Breathtaking geological wonders of Damaraland
  • Traditional Himba Village and Lifestyle
  • Wildlife
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