Here is a list of the activities we offer, in and around Barkhan Dunes Resort.
Hiking and walking trails
Ballooning at the nearby Solitaire
Scenic Flights at Sossusvlei
Farm Drive / Sundowner
The farm has a rich fauna and flora. At the main Building we have a resident Meerkat (des suricate), which just loves to be photographed by our guests.
On the drive you might encounter Mountain Zebra, Oryx, Gazelle, warthogs, horses, wild squirrels, and Bat-Eared Fox and Aardwolf ( Proteles cristata ) just to mention a few. As these are free roaming and migrating animals, we unfortunately cannot guarantee with absolute certainty which of these would be on the farm at the time of your drive, but you will definitely encounter some of them.
The drive ends at a beautiful secluded area where you can enjoy a glass of wine or an ice cold beer while the sky explodes into magnificent colours and the sun escapes across the horizon, truly an unforgettable experience
Hikes and Walking Trails
Barkhan Dune Retreat is surrounded by the Rant mountain range, a veritable natural geological marvel (gigantic rocks shaped by the climactic changes), which you can explore on foot (the dry river bed passes in front of the main building). These rocky formations will reveal stunning and eccentric surprises to the attentive observer.
There are the renowned hiking and walking trails at the Namib Naukluft Park, a short drive from Barkhan Dune Retreat
A Guest who recently visited Barkhan Dune Retreat sent us the following message, to convey to our future Guests who loves our friends with feathers.
"Our two days at your lodge was one of the most memorable moments of our trips."
As promised, here is the list of the birds I observed on the farm. There are certainly more as I only spent a few hours birdwatching! The most interesting species for visiting foreign birdwatchers are highlighted in bold. You can really advise on your website the presence of species such as Verreaux's Eagle, Pygmy Falcon, Ludwig's and Ruppell's Korhaan’s, Tractrac Chat, Pale-winged Starling and Lark-like Bunting. These are Namibian specialties that, according to my experience, are not so easy to see.
Cape Turtle Dove
Acacia Pied Barbet
Sabota Lark (Bradfield ssp)
Cape Glossy Starling
The food and the warm welcome they offer are exceptional. You will be treated to such delicacies as excellent oryx steak, ginger spiced pumpkin soup, or home made malva pudding with a twist. All meals are prepared freshly at the lodge.
Guests booked in at the self-catering Units KuanguKuangu and Okanti, may also if they so desire and at an additional cost, take their meals at the Main Building, which is a mere five minutes’ walk.
Please book in advance, your hosts Gerda and Niekie would gladly accommodate you.
The food and the warm welcome they offer are exceptional. You will be treated to such delicacies as excellent oryx steak, ginger spiced pumpkin soup, or home made malva pudding with a twist.
Perfectly blending with the surrounding landscape, Gecko, Tarentaal and Bushman have single or Double Beds and a Pull Out Couch which can accommodate smaller children in the same room as their parents.
Our two days at your lodge was one of the most memorable moments of our trips. The chalets (despite the cold water for our friends), the setting/views and the personal touch you and Nikkie give to this place were really outstanding.