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GocheGanas Nature Reserve

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- Tranquil property in wilderness reserve
- Secluded location yet convenient for airport
- Extensive spa, two pools, restaurant, and bar
- Wonderful panoramic views

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GocheGanas Nature Reserve is an upmarket lodge and wellness centre in an elevated wilderness setting, 29 km southeast of the capital city of Windhoek, in central Namibia. The property sits in a 6,000 hectare nature reserve with panoramic hilltop views over the surrounding landscape, yet is only 30 minutes from Windhoek and the international airport, making it a good option for a relaxing start or finish to a holiday in Namibia. Secluded and tranquil, GocheGanas offers 16 well-appointed thatched suites, a hilltop restaurant with super views, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym, and a substantial spa and wellness centre.

Communal areas at the lodge include a restaurant and bar with a both indoor and outdoor seating areas, boasting stunning views across the reserve. An outdoor fire pit is a popular spot for a post dinner drink beneath the stars. The extensive onsite spa includes a ‘cave sauna’ and crystal and hydrotherapy baths. Note there is a minimum age restriction of 12 years for use of spa facilities. The lodge boasts an impressive heated indoor pool, plus an unheated outdoor pool with lovely views, and a fully equipped gym. Wi-Fi is available in communal areas, although due to the property’s remote location, the signal may be intermittent.

Activities include early morning and afternoon game drives, and guided walks. The surrounding reserve is home to over 25 species of wildlife including the endangered white rhino, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, springbok, oryx, leopard, and cheetah. The lodge offers mountain bike hire, with the option of guided or non-guided excursions through the reserve, following a series of marked routes.

Accommodation comprises 16 spacious and comfortable thatched suites, spread out on the hillside for privacy. Each suite has large windows to maximise the picturesque surroundings. Each unit has a king size or twin beds draped with mosquito nets, and a spacious ensuite bathroom, many with an indulgent outdoor shower. All suites come with air conditioning, satellite TV, and a minibar. Outside is a private decked veranda with seating.

Children are warmly welcome at the property. Guests under three years of age are accommodated free of charge, with discounts offered for children under 12 years. Each suite can sleep up to two adults and two children under 12. A larger, family unit is also available which can comfortably accommodate four guests. This comprises two double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, connected via a spacious veranda. A babysitting service is available on request. As the outdoor pool at the property is unfenced, parents are reminded that children should be supervised at all times.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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