Erindi in Herero means “Place of Water”. It has become a central reserve in Namibia for untamed wildlife viewing in the heart of the African bush. Below you will find the most frequently asked questions to give you practical advice for your trip to Erindi.
Yes. Hosea Kutako international airport is 45 km from the capital city of Windhoek.
The distance from Hosea Kutako Airport to Old Traders Lodge is 229 km.
The distance from Hosea Kutako Airport to Camp Elephant is 214 km.
Air Namibia and South African Airways fly directly or via a connecting flight from Cape Town or Johannesburg to Hosea Kutako Airport.
By road from Okahandja
Take the B1 for 48 km, then turn left onto the gravel road D2414. Drive for 40 km to the Main Gate.
The distance from the Main Gate to Old Traders Lodge is 24 km.
The distance from the Main Gate to Camp Elephant is 9 km.
By road from Otjiwarongo
Take the B1 for 96 km, then turn right onto the gravel road D2187. Drive for 35 km to the Omatako Gate.
The distance from the Omatako Gate to Old Traders Lodge is 40 km.
The distance from the Omatako Gate to Camp Elephant is 25 km.
By road from Kalkfeld
Take the D2414 for 50 km to the Kalkfeld Gate.
The distance from the Kalkfeld Gate to Old Traders Lodge is 50 km.
The distance from the Kalkfeld Gate to Camp Elephant is 34 km.
By road from Omaruru
Take the D2328 for 60 km to the Omaruru Gate.
The distance from the Omaruru Gate to Old Traders Lodge is 24 km.
The distance from the Omaruru Gate to Camp Elephant is 9 km.
During rainy seasons please contact us to enquire about the road conditions before driving to Erindi.
Yes, but take the usual travellers’ precautions, including not to unnecessarily display any valuables, devices or jewellery, especially in your car.
Yes. Road assistance inside Erindi is free of charge, but road assistance outside Erindi will incur fees.
Yes. It’s located at Old Traders Lodge. It sells diesel and 95-octane unleaded petrol.
Yes, it has a gravel 1 700 m (5 577’) landing strip. Please arrange for its use prior to arrival.
The GPS Coordinates are S 21* 32’ 23” E 16* 23’ 14”.
Erindi Shuttle Service
Facilities and Accommodation
Pathways wind through the camp and across soft green lawns between 48 luxury suites tucked away under indigenous trees. Old Traders Lodge is the perfect base for your forays into the exhilarating bush, from spacious suites that offer charm, comfort and convenience.
This is our self-catering camp, situated on the north-central side of the reserve. It has 14 fully equipped chalets overlooking an active waterhole and 30 luxury campsites in close proximity to the waterhole.
What to pack
During winter and autumn we recommend warm clothes for mornings and evenings, including a winter jacket/anorak, gloves and a hat, and cooler clothes for the day, since winter days can be quite warm.
During summer and spring we recommend cool clothes, including comfortable walking shoes and sandals, and swimming costumes; but bring some warm clothes as well, including a coat and/or raincoat, as the evenings can be quite cool.
Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, your own medication, a travel first-aid kit, a hat/cap, binoculars, camera and chargers, Namibian or South African currency, and a headlamp/torch.
The self-catering chalets are equipped with a fridge, microwave, stove, pots, pans, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. The beds are dressed with clean linen. Food can be bought from the farmstall.
For camping, you will need a tent, bed linen, warm blankets for the cold evenings, cutlery. Food can be bought from the farmstall.
Yes. Wireless internet is available at the restaurant, although no downloads are allowed. Please note that due to our location the wireless internet may be slow or not available at times.
Namibia’s cellphone service providers are MTC Namibia and Cell One. We recommend you to set your phone on roaming while traveling in Namibia.
Yes. At Old Traders Lodge, laundry can be done for a fee. At Camp Elephant there’s a self-service token-operated laundromat. Tokens can be bought from the farmstall.
Yes. Old Traders Lodge and Camp Elephant both have a kiddies’ playground and swimming pool. Adults must supervise their children at all times.
We don’t offer a babysitting service.
We do offer Kiddies’ Game Drives for children under the age of 6, who are not allowed on regular game drives.
Erindi Private Game Reserve values the safety of our guests and seeks to provide a memorable wildlife experience for every single one of our them. The response of a young child to an untamed wild animal can be unexpected, and the reaction of an untamed wild animal to an over-excited child can be dangerous. For the safety of our guests and employees, we cannot make any exception to this rule.
Yes, subject to availability of vehicles and guides, and at an additional charge.
All guests enjoy two shared, guided game drives per day (afternoon and morning) in open 4×4 Land Rovers.
Our Old Traders Lodge Safari Land Rovers take 10 guests each. We try to ensure that all seats on all game drive vehicles are filled to ensure minimal impact on the spectacular natural environment.
Camp Elephant has a 10-seater Land Cruiser, and 18-seater and 27-seater trucks. Game drives at Camp Elephant are subject to availability and can only be booked once you check in. Guests are allocated to vehicles according to the number of game drives booked for that time, and policy on Erindi is that one game drive vehicle must be filled before the next vehicle is used.
Our game drive vehicles have a canvas canopy roof with open sides. We supply blankets in cold and wet weather.
A jersey and waterproof anorak, a camera, and any personal medication including antihistamines. Warm clothing (including hats, scarves and gloves) in winter; and cooler, lighter clothing in summer, as well as sunglasses and sunblock.