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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting location. Takes you a long way out in to the dirt roads - normally in Namibia a great thing. However, it is a long way for what it is. Basically has a few rooms on a farm in and around swimming pool and play area for kids. However, the food not great and the beds not confortable

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Windhoek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception at the lodge were very pleasant. The room was very clean. The food was excellent. We had good night rest as it was very quiet. I will always recommend friends and family to visit midgard country lodge. Swimming pool is also very clean.

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a luxury room and was pleasantly surprised to see the size of it, it was huge! They also made extra effort to put an extra bed for my niece who joined us on the trip. The room was only available at 14:30 which I think is a bit late but acceptable considering that it was boxing day.

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation is perfect. The only disappointment was the food. The food is not as great as it used to be, and the wait in the queues just get meat is just too long, by the time your turn comes, you'very lost appetite.

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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Midgard is a perfect place for team meeting, retreats, business venues. It has good facilities (meeting rooms.. teleconference... projectors..) and amenities (bowling.. swimming pools.. gym.. a museum). In 3 days we never experienced a single problem (projector working, water and refreshments available on time, internet connection ). Internet wifi band is enough to download emails but not for webex or...

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The estate undoubtedly has significant potential. Unfortunately in it's current rather run-down state, it falls short in comparison to the many other lodges in the same price range we have visited as part our Namibia round trip. A few examples: The pools had not been cleaned in a while. There are pieces of broken glass omnipresent. The animal area does...

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OL-Leisure, General Manager at Midgard Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Dominik, Thank you very much for your very valued feedback. I will certainly discuss it in detail with our respective departments Maintenance, Housekeeping and Kitchen. When it comes to the current overall state of Midgard Country Estate, we are well aware that the site must be improved and renovated soon in order to meet the high standards of O&L...

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Each year we attend a weekend mountain bike event at this location and each year things seems to go downhill in more ways than one. The "Glory Days" of this establishment are long forgotten, and maintenance is lacking to a large degree. The rooms are comfortable neat and tidy, and have been revamped, but the whole exterior requires a lot...

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OL-Leisure, General Manager at Midgard Country Estate, responded to this review

Dear Brendan, Thank you very much for your rating and detailed feedback on Tripadvisor. Let me ensure you, it was a pleasure for us to host you and other Otjihavera participants and visitors during previous weekend. We are fully aware of the current overall state of Midgard and O&L Leisure is already working on a solution and a future development...

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My room was very large with a huge walk in shower and a large corner bathtub! The grounds are quit lovely. Our dinner was prepared outside with many Namibian dishes. The desserts were very good! The staff was very friendly.I loved the homemade breads at breakfast and there is also an omelet and egg station!

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London
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We were given an end room in a block which had no view and no sun. The soundproofing was not good as we could hear snoring, talking and the TV from other rooms. We were very cold as the duvet was a summer weight. We found a blanket in the wardrobe but it didn't help much. The shower screen was...

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alabama
Reviewed 31 May 2016

tired is a great way to describe this place. It was not what I expected. Mostly for groups to do business meetings. The room had no light on, it was dark and I was injured so it was not fun trying to get into the room. My toilet ran all night. Apparently I was not the only one with that...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Midgard Country Estate is located only 60 minutes or 85 km northeast of Windhoek and only 70 km from Hosea International Airport in the unspoiled Otjihavero Mountains. An ideal family hide- away, first or last stop for International visitors, intimate meetings, team-building events or weddings.The founder of the Namibian Conglomerate, Ohlthaver & List, Carl List, originally acquired Midgard Country Estate in 1937. His son, Carl Werner List originally farmed the 16,000-hectare Estate and developed this private and intimate world: a household name in Namibia. Today you are invited into this very private world to enjoy the tranquility whilst marveling at the pioneering German Settler spirit, which gave birth to it all. Midgard, a word found in Old Norse, Middle English and High German languages has varying meanings but is popularly thought to be a paradise where the earth rises again, fertile and green, creating a protected world and a safe “empire” for the people.It is an intimate world of its own, which only offers 46 newly decorated and fully equipped rooms, the Main Dining Room & Bar, the Boma, two swimming pools and Pool Bar & BBQ, Gym and Sauna, private Skittling Alley or Kegel Bahn all spaciously situated in a vast sprawling country garden bordering the banks of the Swakop River as it meanders through the Estate on its way to the Atlantic Ocean at Swakopmund. Activities consist of either doing absolutely nothing or discovering Hiking and Mountain Trails, driving along 4x4 tracks, playing Volley Ball, Tennis, Table Tennis or outdoor Chess, Star Gazing, and then viewing the Vintage Car Collection.One of the Estate’s major attractions is a Sundowner Drive or Nature Game Drive to Hilltop for an amazing sunset accompanied by traditional “sundowners”. Morning and afternoon Nature Game Drives through the separate 2,000-hectare Nature Reserve along the Swakop River will open up an experience clearly confirming what life was like on a traditional Namibian Farming and Game Estate in years gone by. Wildlife found here includes Giraffe, Blue and Black Wildebeest, Oryx, Kudu, Hartebeest, Eland, Warthog, Baboons, and smaller antelope species such as the Steenbok. Birding along the riverfront can also be rewarding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Midgard Country Estate

Address: Farm 191 | 60 Minutes from Windhoek or Okahandja, Midgard 9000, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Otjozondjupa Region > Midgard
Price Range: €121 - €161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Midgard Country Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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