Past and Present meet in a Windhoek Heritage TourApril 25, 2018
Birding on the Chobe RiverApril 25, 2018
Bright yellow flowers of sweet thorns lining the entrance warmly welcome visitors to the country estate. Lush green lawns around the lodge stretch as far as the eye can see. Friendly staff members circulate to and from rooms in golf carts to assist guests with their luggage. Shaded by age-old trees and adorned with colourful flowers, Midgard has become a much-coveted venue for couples to tie the knot. It is also the ideal spot for conferences, parties and other events, among them the FNB Otjihavera Experience Mountain-biking Marathon that starts and finishes here.
Midgard is nestled in the Otjihavera Mountains, an hour and a half’s drive from Windhoek. Everything you will need to ensure a comfortable stay is available on site: Carl’s Dining Room & Bar, the Bali Boma, BBQ Terrace, three swimming pools, a gym and sauna and the Kegelbahn, a private skittle alley. Groups can rent the latter, so if you are looking for a fresh idea for your next party or team-building session, this could be it. The colourful playground keeps the children busy while you relax by the pool or enjoy other heart-racing activities such as tennis or volleyball. There are multiple ways to experience the Otjihavera Mountains – take a hike in the surroundings or go on a guided nature drive. The most popular attraction is a sundowner drive to Hilltop, where guests can enjoy a stunning 360° view over the mountains and watch the sunset with sundowners in hand.
The four-legged friends you might come across include giraffe, blue and black wildebeest, gemsbok, kudu, hartebeest, eland, warthog, baboon and steenbok. Any birder will find paradise along the Swakop River. Take a stroll on the property and discover the Auto Museum with a collection of vintage cars, such as the 1952 Chevrolet Pick-up. There is also a historic train station which now serves as a camping terrain. Bring your camping gear and sleep in the old Trans Namib train carriages. Other diverse spaces for events include an amphitheatre which is ideal for concerts and the boma with a central fireplace where festivities of any kind take place.
An on-site vegetable garden ensures that the freshest produce is used for cooking. O&L Leisure is the proud owner and manager of Midgard – an intimate world that offers 46 fully equipped rooms. Bring along your friends and family to our tranquil haven.