Solitaire Guest Farm Desert Ranch
|Entrance to farm is on C14, 500m from t-junction at Solitaire
One of Namibia's finest experiences is visiting the famous Dunes of Sossusvlei, Sesriem canyon, Naukluft Mountains and Spreedtshoogte Pass. Solitaire Guest Farm Desert Ranch is the perfect location from which to base your day trips and excursions to these destinations or to simply relax for few days.The Farm is situated at the foot of the rugged Rand Mountains with a breath taking view over the vast Namib Desert and beautiful Naukluft Mountains. The Solitaire Guest Farm Desert Ranch is a cosy privately owned guest farm and opened its doors in 2004 by co-owners Walter and Simone Swarts. It truly is the Diamond of the Namib Desert and guaranteed to be a highlight of any traveller's Namibian Experience.
Enjoy one of our authentic African themed en-suite rooms, our luxury self catering house or camp at our peaceful campsite with amenities.
Our Authentic Africa themed en-suite rooms are located in the original 1950's farm house. We offer single, double and family rooms.All tastefully decorated with spacious bathrooms and a ceiling fan.
We have not one but two swimming pools available for all guest to enjoy.
Lapa / Dining Room.
Delicious dinners and breakfasts are served up every morning and evening at our elegant dining room underneath a traditionally thatched lapa. Dinner and breakfast is included in the price our en-suite rooms but also available to other guests upon request.
After a hard days travelling, hiking or relaxing there is no better place to unwind than our bar equipped to quench any thirst. The bar also has a dart board and a fire pit to huddle around and share stories of adventures.
The van Coller family moved from Johannesburg South Africa in 1946 to the farm Solitaire when Mr van Coller bought 30 000 hectares of land from the former South West Africa Administration. They farmed with Karakul sheep on the farm Koireb to the South of Solitaire.
This was a totally undeveloped tract of land situated between Ababis to the North and Koireb to the South and was called Areb. They later sold 10,000 hectares to the west. Mrs van Collar named the farm “Solitaire”meaning “a diamond set all by itself’, (and she also meant “a very solitary or lonely place’) thus combining the definition of being unique or one of a kind and very precious but solitary place. When the farm was sold to the van Collars its was declared “waterless” but over the years five boreholes were drilled to produce water.
Van Collar built a shop with a large stoep (veranda) in front, a petrol pump was installed and, eventually a small church was built. A Dutch Reformed minister from Maltahohe came out to Solitaire every 3 months to conduct services and Mrs van Collar played the organ and rehearsed the choir. The shop was also the local Post Office. In 1968 the van Collars sold the Solitaire farm to Mr Maritz, who was a retired magistrate from Luderitz.
Solitaire Guest Farm Desert Ranch is the perfect place to plan excursions to Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Naukluft Mountains and Spreetshoogte Pass. Sunset Drives, Cheetah Tracking, Hiking Trails and Scenic drives are also conducted on the farm.