Solitaire is part of the 45,000 acre Solitaire Land Trust, which protects native habitat and restores former farmland degraded by drought and overgrazing. The on-going removal of legacy cattle fences will allow the area’s abundant wildlife to move freely from the base of the Great African Escarpment, through the grassland plain, camel thorn-shaded river beds and the Namib, widely considered to be the oldest desert in the world.
At the end of the day, hop in a classic Land Rover for a Scenic Sundowner on an overlook point with a spectacular sunset view of the Namib Desert. Snacks, Cold Drinks, and warm Namibian hospitality included. While on the farm watch for free-roaming oryx, mountain zebra, kudu, and springbok, as well as brown and spotted hyena, bat-eared foxes, leopards, cheetah and many more species too numerous to list.
Hikes, Bikes, and Airplanes
Guests at both lodges can relax by the pool, hike in the foothills, take a free breakfast pack for a day trip to Sossusvlei, or visit the Cheetah Sanctuary for a guided tour with wildlife biologists specializing in cheetah conservation. Our farm roads are great fun for mountain bikers and nature lovers who enjoy walking.
Solitaire has a well-maintained private airstrip which pilots are welcome to use at their own risk. It’s a great fly-in for overnight Lodge guests or for lunch at Cafe van der Lee. Free shuttle by prior arrangement for fly-in guests at Solitaire Desert Farm, 7 km away. AVGas can be made available by pre-order. Contact for pilots: +264 81 143 6166
FYSO, 3506ft. Coordinates: S23°54’01.5” – E016°00’16.3”
Visit our popular cheetah sanctuary, an isolated 1,265 acre enclosure holding cheetah eligible for transport and release far from the temptations of domestic livestock, as well as cheetah who cannot survive in the wild.
The guided tour is led by wildlife biologists specializing in cheetah conservation. Four persons minimum per tour, reservations required: firstname.lastname@example.org