Elegant Farmstead

The beautiful and tranquil garden offers many seating arrangements and day beds which will inspire you to enjoy the outside life on the Farmstead. Cool down in the huge, sparkling pool overlooking the flourishing garden.

The Elegant Farmstead Game Drive


2.5 Hour pm Game Drive
1.5 Hours am Game Drive
1 Hour Sunset Drive
5 Hour Guided Cultural Tour to Ovitoto, Herero Village and Damara Village
5 Hour Guided walking Tour with Picnic Lunch
3-5 Hour Cheetah Tour
Well Marked Walking Trails
Transfers to and fr om Windhoek and the International Airport
Please enquire about the rates at info@the-elegant-collection.com

The Elegant Farmstead Game Drive

"The Elegant Farmstead also offers a large variety of wildlife and plenty of birds on the 2500 hectare farm. Springbok, Eland, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Kudu, Hartebeest, Blesbok, Duiker, Steenbok, Warthog, Ostrich and Jackal roam freely amongst the breath-taking setting of mountains, dry river beds, and open plains.Take pleasure in a game drive or view the game from the tranquil wooden deck.

The Elegant Farmstead Game Drive

Various hiking trails via the dry river beds and open plains to the Signal Mountain can be explored on your own. The hiking trails will allow you to become intimate with nature as the endless horizons are engraved into your heart.

We also recommend a visit to the Herero village Ovitoto and Okahandja with its cultural sites such as the Herero graves and the most famous Namibian wood-carving market.

The Ovitoto Cultural Tour

Ovitoto Cultural TourThe Ovitoto Cultural tour consists of a mixture between the old and new. The first visit is at a Government School. Visiting the School gives the Guest the perfect opportunity to have a look into our Namibian Schools system. The Principal of the Ovitoto High School will take his time to explain the whole school system to you and how it is to have a school with almost 600 children in such a remote area.

After visiting the School we go on to the Ovitoto Garment Center wh ere Helga gives us her undivided attention to explain this beautiful project of hers which is 100% privately funded. Helga rents the building which she operates from of the Government and supplies the local surrounding with her beautiful garment work.

From the Garment centre we go onto the Day care center which was created by Otjiruze Child Care Trust. The Day Care Centre has about 30 children every day that are being looked after by Magdalena which is only one of the four Nannies. The day care centre of Ovitoto is only being funded by International aid as the parents do not have the funds too fund such a project. The Day care centre provides the children with three meals a day and the basic schooling material that they need. They day care centre is also a refuge centre for children that have either lost one or both of their parents. They children get the opportunity to read write and play at the day care centre.

The tour goes to the little mini market that supplies the residence of Ovitoto with local products like Fruits, Bread and milk etc. After seeing this adventures mini market we head on to a Damara Village. The Damaras are only one of the many ethnic groups that Namibia has. In the Ovitoto area we have about 200 Damaras living with their goats, sheep and Cattle. The minority of the Damaras only produce live stock for themselves to use and not for the local meat market. You will be able to have a look into their daily live.

Ovitoto Cultural TourFrom the Damara village we will take you to a Herero Village which belongs to one of our worker on the lodge called Jobie. Jobie as lived for several years in this remote area with his Father, Mother, Brother and his wife. Jobies Mother will show you around the small Village and will explain to you what exactly it is why they have chosen to live there. The Herero’s are a very proud ethnic group and are mainly Cattle herders. The area provides the cattle of the Herero’s with all that they need. The Mother of Jobie as a passion for knitting her own little Herero puppets which you can either buy as a gift for your love ones at home our just to enjoy looking at. While you are strolling around the little village we will prepare some lunch for you under the big shade trees with some traditional food and some local food.. After lunch we will be heading back to the lodge and give you some more time to see the beautiful surrounding of Ovitoto while we are driving trough it. Once back on the private game reserve of The Elegant Farmstead we will take a short detour through the game reserve to find some of the 11 different game species’ we have.

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