Big enough to let you do your own thing, but not so big that you're just a room number, Epacha Game Lodge and Spa is one of Namibia's few genuine five-star hotels. Epacha Game Lodge has 18 enormous cottages on a small hill, built from local stone and thatch, with modern finishings and Victorian décor. Each has a sumptuous en suite bathroom, a massive centre-piece bed, and French doors that open onto a private balcony facing the valley of this magnificent private game reserve.
The living area features no shortage of gentle diversions including a billiards room, a leather-bound cigar lounge, a destination wellness spa, a library, a large swimming pool and sun terrace; and of course, fresh food, refreshing drinks, and excellent wines and spirits are an ever-present feature of your daily routine. Epacha Game Lodge is a luxurious step back from the real world into another world of gentle elegance; if you prefer a more intimate experience that brings nature to your front door, try the equally luxurious Eagle Tented Lodge in the same private nature reserve.
Epacha Game Lodge and Spa – a safari-spa combo to stay
The jury's out on what constitutes the highlight of Epacha Game Lodge and Spa. First and foremost, Epacha is a safari experience. Set in 21,000ha of its own glorious wilderness and adjacent to the world-renowned Etosha National Park, Epacha Game Lodge offers the whole range of game viewing activities including morning, day, and night game drives in open safari vehicles, day trips to Etosha, walking safaris, quad bike nature trails, birding, and stargazing. Then there's the spa with a sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, splash pool, and a variety of therapies and treatment spaces. To confound this comes the unstinting pursuit of excellence in service, food, and luxury. We'll leave the task of choosing a highlight up to you.