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Fort Sesfontein Lodge & Safaris

B&B Accommodation at Fort Sesfontein Lodge & Safaris | Kaokoland

Fort Sesfontein Lodge & Safaris is located conveniently in the centre of Sesfontein, Namibia. The lodge offers comfortable B&B accommodation in Kaokoland. Sesfontein Fort has a fascinating history. Originally the fort was built by the German South-West African government in 1896. It was used as a checkpoint for checking cattle disease, arms smuggling and illegal hunting. It was then used as a fort by the German armed forces and eventually abandoned in 1914. Today it has been restored as a lodge and has guests from all over the world coming to stay. Much of the original fort and atmosphere has been kept. The lodge was rebuilt using of clay walls, stone floors and wooden ceilings. However, with modern facilities such as air-conditioning, it makes for a comfortable and tranquil stay. The lodge uses solar power to provide hot water to the bathrooms. Fort Sesfontein also features a refurbished restaurant with an integrated lounge and bar and a large swimming pool.


Accommodation at Fort Sesfontein Lodge is comfortable and twin-bedded to ensure a good nights sleep. All rooms are en-suite and feature mosquito nets over four-poster beds, powerful air-conditioning and ceiling fan, wardrobe and a small lounge. Some of the rooms have bathtubs. We also have a family room available. Fort Sesfontein offers a pleasant atmosphere with hot, dry days and cool nights. Guests can enjoy a relaxing evening under the Southern Cross and an amazing star-studded sky.



Fort Sesfontein Lodge & Safaris offers several activities including the Hoanib Himba village excursions, rock engravings and hiking trails. All day tours are done with 4×4 vehicles and lunch packs with beverages are included. Guests can see various antelopes, ostriches and zebras in the picturesque savannah. On the Himba tour, you will learn more about their history and their way of life. We have beautiful landscapes and scenery to offer for photographers. The rock engravings of Soso were recently discovered in a canyon with works of African fauna and flora. Guests can also see the Welwitschia mirabilis plant of which some of these specimens believed to be over 1,000 years old.

Fort Sesfontein can be reached by self-drive tours as well as by fly-in safaris.



Contact Info


Sesfontein, Kaokaland, Namibia

Amenities of Fort Sesfontein Lodge & Safaris:

16 Rooms

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  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mosquito Net
  • Air-conditioning
  • Storage space
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  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Wash Basin
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Reception Services

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry
  • Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans
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Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Packed lunches (on request)
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  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool
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  • Birding
  • Game Drives
  • Hiking
  • Rock Engravings
  • Himba Village
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Media & Technology

  • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Pets are not allowed