Otjiwarongo was established in 1892, and
is considered one of the oldest towns in the country. The word “Otjiwarongo”
is derived from the Herero language meaning the beautiful place. Frans
Indongo Lodge is situated near the Waterberg Plateau Park and 44km from
Otjiwarongo. It is the ideal stopover for the weary traveler enroute from
Etosha to Windhoek.
Frans Indongo Lodge is situated near the Waterberg Plateau
Park and 44km from Otjiwarongo. It is the ideal stopover for the weary
traveler enroute from Etosha to Windhoek.
Come and enjoy excellent cuisine or just have a sundowner at our lapa
overlooking the peaceful and majestic landscape of thorn bush savanna
contrasting vividly with the red sandstone of the area.
Frans Indongo Lodge exudes the sense for life of northern Namibia’s
people in a most charming way.
The complex is modelled on traditional Ovambo homesteads: palisades of
tall pointed stakes embrace the lodge and convey a feeling of the warmth
and security of home right in the middle of the African bush.
Inside the complex a palisade separates the restaurant and swimming pool
area from the guest chalets and thereby provides more privacy.
A variety of beautiful building materials like natural stone, wood and
reed were used for the houses.
Items of daily use in Ovambo – earthen pots, voluminous storage
baskets or original wooden figures serve as decoration to emphasis the
African theme, and lend a very special charm to the lodge.
Frans Indongo Lodge Accommodation
The luxurious character of the lodge is complemented by the interior
decoration and colour scheme of the 2 double rooms, 2 Family units and
8 generously proportioned chalets.
All the rooms have their own bathroom, air-conditioner, fridge, hairdryer,
telephone, TV and an electric kettle for tea and coffee.
Frans Indongo Lodge Facilities
The lush green garden is shaded by tall trees and sports an artificial
It attracts the Shaft-tailed Whydah, the strikingly coloured Crimson-breasted
Shrike, the Pied Barbet and many other feathered friends.
You can have a refreshing dip into the swimming pool, and when the sun
starts to set just before dinner you can retreat to the large wooden veranda
at the bar or the little observation tower.
Our gourmet kitchen whips up a variety of venison dishes served with farm-fresh
vegetables and salads seasoned with aromatic ingredients from our herb
An air-conditioned auditorium is available for company functions (max.
60 people) and family events (max. 40 people).
The lodge is tastefully decorated with fabulous attention to detail.
Restaurant and Bar
Relax at the Swimming Pool
Enjoy a meal at the Restaurant and a drink in the Bar
Game Drives and Bird Watching
Day trips to the Waterberg Plateau Park, the Cheetah Conservation and
the Vulture Project
Frans Indongo Lodge Prices
Prices are per
Frans Indongo Lodge is situated north-east of Otjiwarongo, only 43 km
from the town and easily accessible without four-wheel drive on the B
1 tar road (26 km) and the D 2433 gravel road (17 km). Our comfortable
lodge thus makes for an ideal stop on the way from Windhoek to Etosha
or the country’s north-east.