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For an authentically unique place to stay, look no further than Alte Kalköfen.

The “Old Lime Kiln” Lodge is arguably one of Namibia’s best kept secrets! Situated between Namibian towns of Keetmanshoop & Lüderitz, the lodge is the perfect central base for planning trips to surrounding attractions like the famous Fish River Canyon. Rich flora also calls all intrepid botanists (and novice onlookers alike), to come and marvel at the natural beauty of this region. The lodge is well known for its fascinating collection of Lithops (Cole Lithoparium), also known as “Flowering Stones”. We proudly host the biggest registered collection of Lithops in Namibia. Alte Kalköfen is Owner Managed and offers a truly welcome respite from the long dusty roads.

It’s ideal for a lunch stop, overnight accommodation and provides an exquisite wedding & function venue!

Alte Kalköfen Lodge is situated in a picturesque location surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Namibia. From the rugged mountains to the tranquil desert dunes, this lodge provides a front-row seat to the stunning beauty of nature. The opportunity to wake up to these awe-inspiring views is an experience that should not be missed.

What makes Alte Kalköfen so unique?

Staying at Alte Kalköfen Lodge promises an unforgettable adventure that combines the beauty of nature, cultural enrichment, and exceptional service. We believe this experience will not only be a trip but a transformative journey, leaving you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for the world around us.

Natural Beauty

Alte Kalköfen Lodge is situated in a picturesque location surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Namibia. From the rugged mountains to the tranquil desert dunes, this lodge provides a front-row seat to the stunning beauty of nature. The opportunity to wake up to these awe-inspiring views is an experience that should not be missed.

Cultural Enrichment

Namibia is a country rich in cultural diversity, and Alte Kalköfen Lodge offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in the local culture. So, you can gain a deeper understanding of the Nama people and traditions of Namibia.

Unique Accommodation

Alte Kalköfen Lodge provides an array of accommodation options, each offering a distinctive and comfortable experience. Whether we choose a luxurious chalet, a cozy self-catering/Family cottage, or even camping under the stars, your stay will be tailored to your preferences.

Adventure and Exploration

The lodge is perfectly situated for exploring the surrounding wilderness. We can embark on thrilling adventures such as Scenic drives, hiking, and even Sunrise breakfast, all guided by experienced professionals who will ensure our safety and satisfaction.

Exceptional Service

The lodge is renowned for its hospitality and service excellence. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will go above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable and memorable.

Sustainability and Conservation

Alte Kalköfen Lodge is committed to responsible tourism and conservation efforts. Staying here allows us to support these initiatives and contribute to the preservation of Namibia’s natural wonders namely The Cole Lithoparium (Lithops research programme)

Relaxation and Wellness

After a day of adventure, you can unwind at the lodge’s pool or sit gazing at the waterhole and enjoying drinks at the bar. This is the perfect way to rejuvenate and prepare for another day of exploration.

Memorable Dining

The lodge’s restaurant offers a delightful culinary experience, with a fusion of local and international flavors. We can savor delicious meals while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape

The road less travelled in this case, is truly the best route taken… Alte Kalköfen is a masterpiece.

The Accommodation at Alte Kalköfen overlooks the Gurib river bed and the endless desert beyond.

Luxurious beds and imaginative decor await you with en-suite bathrooms and both indoor and outdoor showers. Witness spectacular views over the desert river bed from the comfort of your very own terrace.

Alte Kalköfen Lodge provides an array of accommodation options, each offering a distinctive and comfortable experience. Whether we choose a luxurious chalet, a cozy self-catering/family cottage, or even camping under the stars, your stay will be tailored to your preferences.

At dusk, keep an eye on the floodlit waterhole which attracts oryx and springbuck as they refresh themselves from the Namibian dust.

Our restaurant, swimming pool and our famous Cole Lithoparium desert plant collection are available for all guests to enjoy!

Campsite

Each campsite can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 people. 

Double and Twin Rooms - Self-catering

This room contains 2 single beds that can be converted into a double bed on request.

Family Room - Bed & Breakfast

This family room comprises 2 bedrooms, with 2 single beds in each.

Double and Twin Rooms - Bed & Breakfast

This room contains 2 single beds that can be converted into a king bed on request.

Guest Reviews

star rating  The hosts and the whole team gave us such a warm welcome and gave there time & heart. So it was such an outstanding Christmas there! We will never forget!!... read more

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1 January 2024

star rating  Alte Kalkoefen is a very special place, from the position, the history, the people... We loved the design & decoration - very much in context, very serene and ideal... read more

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17 October 2023

star rating  Nice location, very warm host, excellent food, impressiv lithops cultivation - Very friendly host, thank you, excellent kitchen and nice, clean and simple rooms. A must, if you look for a accomodation.And if you are interrested in lithops you will find... read more

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1 October 2023

star rating  Just awesome!! - Awesome little spot. Stopped for brunch, food was yummy, service was great, and beautifully decorated with vintage collector pieces. The accommodation looks lovely too, but we just stopped... read more

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1 September 2023

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Restaurant

The lodge’s restaurant offers a delightful culinary experience, with a fusion of local and international flavors. We can savor delicious meals while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Our History

The story behind Alte Kalköfen

Alte Kalköfen Lodge was envisaged and constructed to firstly conserve fauna and flaura in their natural habitat and secondly, to bring the experience of nature to mankind whilst maintaining the ecosystem of the area.

Ecological Practices are implemented in managing the fragile environment with every effort being made to keep nature & man in harmony.

The Lodge is situated on the farms Sandverhaar and Simplon in the Karas Region, Namibia. Read more here about the Sandverhaar.

We still have the old purchase contract signed by my father in 1989 for the land – Frikkie

What is a “Kalkofen”?

The name of the lodge was derived from the two old limestone ovens on the farm. All information shows that these ovens are the two oldest ovens in our country and that the limestone industry started on our farm. The one with the rock around (near the lodge) was built in 1906 by George Köttker – he was a German Schutztruppe. He was married to Frieda Mueller who’s family came from the town Simplon in Switzerland (she named our farm Simplon after the village where her family came from). The other oven (7 km from our lodge) was built in the late 1800’s. The lime that was produced out of these ovens was, amongst others, being used to build buildings in Kolmanskop, Lüderitz, Keetmanshoop and other small towns in the South. The 1906 oven operated up to the 1970’s.

Amenities & Activities

Satellite Internet

Restaurant

Family Rooms

Pool

Sunrise Breakfast

Hiking

Non-smoking Rooms

Free Parking

Jogging

Free Breakfast

Bike Trail

Meeting Rooms

Sundowners

Star Gazing

Scenic Drive

Bird Watching

Chapel

Game Watching

Train Spotting

Cole Lithoparium Viewing

Get In Touch

Hilde and Frikkie Mouton and our wonderful team of enthusiastic staff welcome you to spend some time with us.

Should you have any queries please complete our booking enquiry form or give us a call any time.

We look forward to seeing you soon

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