Alte Kalkofen Lodge


Alte Kalköfen Lodge itself is set in a beautiful natural Namibian desert garden where vast open spaces combine effortlessly with the rocky dessert.
The lodge is restored from an old farmhouse. It’s perfectly manicured, yet with rustic charm around every corner waiting to be discovered. Our “Sundowner Ecke” and our “Reading Corner” bring smiles to our guest’s faces and the bi-weekly passing train is a pleasant reminder of the old historic trade routes.

The lodge is named Alte Kalköfen that was derived from two old lime ovens situated on the farms Simplon and Sandverhaar. The older oven was built in the middle 1800s and the newer oven in 1910 with the purpose to produce lime that was used for construction and agricultural purpose.
Alte Kalköfen is situated on a plot inside the farm Sandverhaar. The Lodge is an interesting combination of modern architecture, it’s environment and decorative remainders from the “past”.……

For an authentically unique place to stay, look no further than Alte Kalköfen. The “Old Lime Kiln” Lodge is arguably one of Namibia’s best kept secrets! Situated between Namibian towns of Keetmanshoop & Lüderitz, the lodge is the perfect central base for planning trips to surrounding attractions like the famous Fish River Canyon. Rich flora also calls all intrepid botanists (and novice onlookers alike), to come and marvel at the natural beauty of this region. The lodge is well known for its fascinating collection of Lithops (Cole Lithoparium), also known as “Flowering Stones”. We proudly host the biggest registered collection of Lithops in Namibia.


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Accommodation Types

Twin Room

Starting from N$1185

Self-catering Unit

Starting from N$1035


Starting from N$250

Accommodation Info

8 x Twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor cold-water shower.

1 x Family room. Two twin rooms, interlinked. One room has a shower and the other room a bath. Both rooms also have outside cold-water showers.

Self-catering units:
1 x Twin en-suite room with indoor bathroom & shower plus an outdoor cold-water shower, sitting room, kitchen and braai facilities.

1 x 2 Room unit with 2 beds in each room, bathroom with shower and bath, sitting room, kitchen and braai facilities.

We have three separate campsites located within easy reach of the main lodges facilities
Each campsite can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 people.
Our restaurant, the swimming pool and our famous Cole Lithoparium desert plant collection are also available to campers to enjoy

Room Features

Seating Area
Complimentary Toiletries

Property Amenities

Free internet
Bar / Lounge
Breakfast Available
Sun Terrace
BBQ facilities


Nature Drive incl. old oven ( 2 - 3hrs)

Sundowner Drives

Unguided Walking Trails

Price Breakdown

Rates for 2022
Twin Room
N$ 1 185.00
Self-catering Unit
N$ 1 035.00
N$ 249.00


GPS Coordinates: S 26° 49’ 30" E017° 21’ 07"

Children Policy

  • Children 0 – 2 Free of charge
  • Children 3 – 13 – Starting from N$350
  • Children 14+ Full price

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

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