The Namutoni Resort is steeped in history and situated on the eastern edge inside the Etosha National Park. Inspiring images of Beau Geste and the Foreign Legion, an old German fort overlooking the King Nehale waterhole takes centre stage.
The fort has been developed into the hub of activity, offering two restaurants, a relaxation lounge, a bar, crafts boutique, curio shop, jewellers and bookstore. The fort area is for pedestrian access only, and an elevated decked walkway along the water-hole facing wall will provide opportunities for enjoying the surrounding scenery, wildlife and the spectacular sunsets. Accommodation is provided in comfortable double rooms or bush chalets. Camping is also available.
The original fort was built out of wood before the turn of the 19th century. Burnt down in the aftermath of a battle between the Ovambo warriors and their German colonial overlords; it was subsequently rebuilt in the form that one sees today.
One of the highlights for visitors is the sunset view over Fischer’s pan seen in the distance from the top of the watchtower.