Solitaire is a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park.
It currently features the only gasoline station, bakery, cafe, and the only general dealer between the dunes at Sossusvlei and the coast at Walvis Bay, as well as to the capital Windhoek.
Although sadly no longer with us, 'Moose's' legendary apple pie lives on and is still a firm favourite with tourists and locals alike!
Barkhan Dune Retreat
Barkhan Dune Retreat is located 10kms from Solitaire, just off the stunning Spreetshoogte Pass.
The 10 chalets blend perfectly with the surroundings and have twin beds and a pulluout couch for smaller children to share with parents.
The lodge prides itself on being eco-friendly, providing electricity by solar power, water from unbelievably fresh boreholes and recycling.
The restaurant offers exceptional meals, also available for guests at KuanguKuangu and Okanti.
KuanguKuangu is a secluded Unit about 800m to the southwest of the main buildings at Barkhan Dune Retreat, is simple and uncluttered. The bedroom with a spectacular view to the northeast is an oasis of quietness and inspiration. Behind the main room are the Open Air bathroom, built around the rock in perfect harmony with the natural environment. This open-air part of Barkhan Dune Retreat offers a panoramic view of the mountains situated right behind the unit during daytime… and of the starry Namib Sky as soon as night has fallen.
Okanti, is a self-catering unit and are nestled right next to the Mountain is in short walking distance to the north of the main building at Barkhan Dune Retreat, which ensures complete privacy if so required. It cannot be seen from the main Building nor from any of the roads. This Unit has a Main bedroom with a King Size bed and Shower, a down-stairs room with 3 single beds, shower and Bath.
A small kitchenette with Fridge, Gas Stove and all cutlery and crockery is there for your use. A pool table will keep the kids occupied whilst a you enjoy an ice-cold beer at the fire pit/barbeque
Rostock Ritz accommodates guests in 11 luxury African style bungalows, all being fitted with a separate toilet and spacious shower. The rooms are nestled into their natural environment and offer a seemingly endless view across the Namib.
The restaurant offers an amazing a'la carte menu.
Camping is also available.
The lodge is located 55kms west of Solitaire, and as such is a perfect stopover between the coast and Sossusvlei.
25 spacious rooms wrap around a courtyard pool and delightful desert garden.
All rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature two double beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, and an outdoor seating area. Two family rooms each include two additional twin beds, sleeping up to 6 persons.
Camping is also available.
There is free WIFI at various points across the property. Shaded thatch lapas invite lounging by the pool, while a slate of adventurous activities await the more energetic visitor.
Guests enjoy breakfast and dinner at Cafe van der Lee and can watch the sunset from our open-air bar.
Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve
Tsondab Valley Reserve is located 9kms north of Solitaire.
The lodge consists of five extravagant bungalows; each featuring a roof terrace which is accessed by an outer staircase.
The bungalows are neat and robustly built with high ceilings and thick outer walls, which shield against heat and strong winds. They offer guests a living room with two beds and a spacious bathroom with shower and toilet and 24 HR solar electricity.
Breakfast, afternoon coffee & cake as well as a three course dinner are served from their German-Namibian farm kitchen.
Ababis Guestfarm is located just south of Solitaire, and 80kms north of Sossusvlei.
Accommodation options include comfortable guest rooms by the main lodge, a honeymoon suite, self catering house, self catering outpost and camping.
The restaurant in the main lodge serves up a variety of delectable meals.
Bushmans Desert Camp
Located 33kms north of Solitaire, Bushmans Desert Retreat offers excellent value accommodation and camping.
Accommodations consists of 12 En-suite twin rooms with veranda. Each unit has a barbecue facility and cutlery. Full opening sliding doors in front and big windows on one side.
Camping is available.
Solitaire Desert Farm
Temporarily closed for renovation.