TANZANIA, MAFIA ISLAND - Mafia Island Lodge stands amidst tall palms on a sandy beach in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park near Utende village on South coast of Mafia....
Fort Sesfontein Lodge is located in a wilderness area far from civilization and offers all modern facilities which guests may expect today. You will enjoy luxury with historical background. The central court of the lodge is planted with palm trees and has a generous pool. The former officer’s mess has been refurbished as a restaurant with integrated lodge and bar.
In 1896 the government of what was then German South-West Africa built Fort Sesfontein (six fountains) as a checkpoint for keeping in check cattle disease, illegal hunting and arms smuggling. The Fort was abandoned in 1914 and only ruins and a small army cemetery still stood witness to the former presence of troops in Sesfontein.
Today, more than 100 years after the original establishment of the Sesfontein station, the Fort has acquired a second lease of life after being tastefully restored as a comfortable lodge for tourists on individual holidays. The use of building materials characteristic for the region such as clay walls, stone floors and wooden lining convey a very special and original atmosphere. You can expect today’s modern facilities, i. e. the standard of the bathrooms, the supply of warm water from solar cells, mosquito nets for the four-poster beds and the ceiling fan.
The Fort offers comfortable double bedrooms and family units, all including bathroom/WC, for up to 44 persons. 25 local staff members are employed and do their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
The place offers a pleasant atmosphere with hot dry days and cool nights. After the adventures of the day and the culinary delights of the evening, you will enjoy a relaxing night below the Southern Cross and a fascinating star-studded sky. Fort Sesfontein Lodge is an oasis in the Namibian wilderness.
ZAR - Rates 2013 (per room per night)