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Explore Harnas Gobabis in the Omaheke Region in the central east of Namibia.
Omaheke is one of the thirteen regions of Namibia. Omaheke lies on the eastern border of Namibia and is the Western extension of the Kalahari desert. The name Omaheke is the Herero word for Sandveld.
It is here, in the Sandveld that Harnas is situated. This area has a summer rainfall climate. The rainy season usually continues into April, start of the Namibian winter and a very dry period with cold nights and generally warm days.
Gobabis, the closest town to Harnas, is the main centre of this area and also its main business area, as it is linked with the capital of Namibia, Windhoek, by rail and paved roads. This infrastructure serves as the main supply line for the region.
To get to Harnas from the Namibian capital of Windhoek, one should drive along the B6 Trans-Kalahari Highway that connects Namibia with South Africa via Botswana. Gobabis lies 202km from Windhoek. Upon entering Gobabis on the road from Windhoek, turn left at the first 4-way stop. Drive 8 km towards the Buitepos border post through Gobabis using the opportunity to top up your cars’ fuel, buy some biltong (a local pickled meat delicacy) and get some necessities like insect repellent and sunscreen lotion. Continue out of Gobabis towards the Botswana border. At a distance of 5.1km from the last four way intersection the sign “Harnas Lion Farm” will be on ones’ left. Take the first road immediately after this sign also to your left, this is the C22 and is 45km tarmac up to the small town of Drimiopsis. From Drimiopsis until one reaches Harnas is gravel road. This road is kept in good condition and one can easily drive it with a sedan, although during the rainy season it is advised to enquire about the roads condition. The following sign “Harnas Lion Farm” will be on the left at 45.6km. Turn right immediately after this sign. Keep left at the Y junction at 53km with the Harnas sign also on the left.
Due to the activities in the Lifeline area of Harnas we have moved our entrance a further 4km up. You will notice a painted shield of colourful wild animals that will show you that you should carry on driving to the next entrance. The entrance has our logo, a guard house and several international flags welcoming you. You will be received by our guard and guided to Harnas Lodge. You will drive on a very straight and narrow road. DO NOT STOP, FEED OR TOUCH ANY ANIMALS ALONG THE WAY OR TOUCH THE FENCE! You will go through a second entrance and guard house who will direct you down a windy path that will exit on the airstrip and then go down to the lodge. Please drive slowly.
Take the slight turn right and drive across a small wooden bridge and park under the canopy directly in front of you. After parking your car, walk over the large wooden bridge and continue to the lapa, the arched thatch-roofed building to your right. Here you wil be welcomed by our receptionist and can grab a refreshing drink before being shown to your chalet or camp site. To book your experience now contact email@example.com