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BIRDERS OVERVIEW

  • ACCESSIBLE WITH A NORMAL SEDAN VEHICLE

  • GUIDED WALKING TRAILS

  • GUIDED GAME DRIVES

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INFORMATION FOR BIRDERS

Sandfontein’s natural diversity is given a boost by a 25km-long section of the Orange River, which flows lazily along the border with South Africa. That means there’s a healthy population of wetland birds including the Black-headed Heron, Pied Kingfisher and African Jacana, to name a few. Species often heard at night are Spotted Eagle Owl, the occasional screeching from a Western Barn Owl, and Freckled Nightjars are sometimes heard during the early mornings, evening and during moonlit nights. Flocks of Namaqua Sandgrouse can be seen moving to and from water during the late afternoons, Karoo Korhaan are seen more towards the shrubland and grassy part of Sandfontein. The Karoo Long-billed Lark is often seen from the lodge as well as the following species: Pririt Batis, Bokmakierie, Mountain Wheatear, Dusky Sunbird, Rock Kestrel, Pale Chanting Goshawk, Familiar Chat, Rock Martin, Pale-winged Starling, Lanner Falcon.

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Sandfontein Lodge & Nature Reserve is a uniquely private hideaway in an isolated corner of southern Namibia, set within 200,000 acres of private nature reserve. Home to arid plains, dry riverbeds and the mighty Orange River, Sandfontein has just five eco-conscious bungalows. It's a soul-stirring place where guests have all they need to relax and reconnect with nature.

All of the bungalows at Sandfontein face east, and each morning guests can enjoy energizing views of the sun rising up from behind the mountains. 

There’s nothing more invigorating than sipping a cup of fresh, steaming coffee as the landscape begins to light up in shades of pink, violet and orange.

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BIRD SPECIALS

Pririt Batis, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Karoo Korhaan, Freckled Nightjar, Karoo Long-billed Lark, Lappet-faced Vulture, Pale-winged Straling, Black-chested Prinia, Double-banded and Namaqua Sandgrouse, Black Stork, Dusky Sunbird, Rosy-faced Lovebird

25km of Orange River, arid plains, dry riverbeds

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