Nakambale Lodge @ Olukonda

The Story

Around 1880, the Finish missionaries travelled north from Windhoek to an area, known as Owamboland, where in 1889, they commissioned the building of a church.

In 2019, Jochen Beckert signed a lease agreement with the local community, to lease the church property, under the main condition, that he will invest in the area and provide jobs as well as, having the historical site restored.

Which is exactly what he did and the result is an amazing natural historical site for everyone to enjoy. One example being, the settlers house here, which is the oldest tin roof building in the north.

The museum and traditional village, is visited by various school groups, whilst families frequent the restaurant with an outdoor pizza oven, as well as the pool.

The old historical church is the perfect location for weddings and even the departed are acknowledged in the well-maintained graveyard.

Located just 5 km from the town of Oniipa, Namibians are amazed by the treasure on their front door and visitors are simply overwhelmed by the traditions and friendliness of the Owambo people, the largest cultural group in the country.

The Facts
  • 15 ensuite aircon tented units (sleeping 30)
  • 5 glamping tents, fully serviced but with shared ablutions
  • 7 camping sites with 6 separate ablutions
  • WIFI – at times
The Facilities
  • Restaurant – fully licensed
  • Pool
  • Conference facilities and lunch meetings on request
  • Functions can be arranged
Near-by Attractions
  • Explore Owamboland
  • Museum and Church guided tours.
  • Visit our own traditional homestead
  • Guided village walk.
What To Do
  • For the explorer – set out to find Lake Oponono

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“The hotel is simply great and the rooms awesome!”

“A heartfelt thank you for your hospitality, your friendliness and the very good service!”

“We felt so good here. The staff was very nice. It was an absolute gift for us to be here!”