The 2 chalets near the dam are about 3km from the main house. They stand about 260m apart from each other and are built out of local materials. One of the chalets is made from wood and the other is built out of natural stone. Both chalets have water spots where the wildlife drinks. The ‘Hippo dam’ looses water throughout the year and in a very dry year (mostly november/december) there might be no water in front of Hippo Chalet 2. Even though wildlife still passes by to get to the water.
The other two chalets at Davidsdraai are about 5km from the main house and stand 60m apart from each other. These are both build out of natural stone.
The accommodation has got all you need: water, toilet, hot (solar) shower, a wash basin and light. The electricity is delivered by solar panels on the roof. The sleeping room has got two beds. Outside you have a terrace and a sink to wash dishes and a facility to make a barbecue or cook. The chalets at Davidsdraai have a shaded terrace and car port. All chalets are ideal for game and bird viewing as both have water places. It can cater for 2 adults and 2 children maximum.
The style of the chalets is very basic. You can see it as an upgraded form of camping, with water, toilet, shower hot and cold and a washbasin and limited solar light. There is no internet and you have to bring your own food and drinks (we do not have a shop on our farm). But you can also make a reservation for breakfast or dinner at the main house.
Enjoy game and bird species passing by from your own private terrace. There is a road from the farm to the chalet, so you can either walk or drive to the chalet from the reception.
VAT, bedlevy, land tax and conservation fee* are included in the rates.
Any change in our government tax is excluded in the rates.
When you book via a travel agent or tour operator please mention “halfboard and activities” which is our package price, only halfboard does not include the activities.
With a lot of wildlife on a 14.000 ha. farm we face the same costs as public parks for maintaining roads, fences, boreholes, dams, fire breakers and other environmental matters (read more on Sustainable Tourism). We also build accommodation for our staff. As you can imagine our costs are much higher when you compare this with other B&B’s or hotels where these conservation costs do not exist. The conservation fee of N$ 100,00 (2020) is included in our accommodation price. If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask us.
Children of any age are welcome.
Discount for children in parent’s room:
– 0 to 3 years: free of charge
– 4 to 12 years: 50%
– For any confirmation of your booking, a non-refundable deposit of 25% is to be paid with reservation.
– 28 days before arrival: 50% of total booked service
– 15 days before arrival: 100% of total booked service (no refund);
– We reserve the right to increase our rates at any time in accordance with electricity and fuel price increases and any possible government taxes or changes in VAT (value added tax), bed levy, or land tax;
Payments may be made with cash in Namibian Dollar or Euro.
You can also use the following credit cards: Visa – MasterCard.
The Euro will be converted to Namibian Dollar at the daily rate.