Enjoy fresh baked goods and espresso, our famous apple pie, plus takeaway sandwiches and cold drinks at McGregor's Bakery. Open daily for outdoor lunch and dinner at Cafe van der Lee, serving burgers, salads, fresh pizza, fish and chips, and specials with cold draft beer and fine South African wines. You'll find ice, snacks, water, sodas, beer, and a nice selection of wine from the Western Cape in the Tsondab General Dealer. Plus sunscreen, hats and t-shirts, an ATM and phone recharge time. The Namib Desert is hard on automobiles. Solitaire sells petrol and diesel and provides tyre repair and sales, oil and miscellaneous fixes. It’s the only petrol stop between Sossusvlei and Swakopmund!
Solitaire Desert Farm
Just 7km from the village of Solitaire is an award-winning lodge hidden at the base of the rugged Rand Mountains. With a maximum capacity of just 35 guests, it offers a superlative experience in nature. 14 spacious air-conditioned rooms feature en-suite bathrooms and outdoor seating areas. Lush desert gardens, filled with resident birds and many plant species endemic to Namibia, surround the thatched restaurant. Enjoy freshly prepared cuisine and select South African wines every night while gazing on the Namib’s spectacular night sky from the outdoor terrace. Whether intent on idleness or activity, swimming, hiking, hot-air balloon flights and scenic drives are always available. There is a free shuttle by prior arrangement for fly-in guests landing at the Solitaire airstrip. Limited camping is available by reservation.
Our 25 spacious rooms wrap around a courtyard pool and delightful desert garden. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature two double beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, and an outdoor seating area. Our two family rooms each include two additional twin beds, sleeping up to 6 persons. There is free WIFI at various points across the property. Shaded thatch lapas invite lounging by the pool, while a slate of adventurous activities await the more energetic visitor. Guests enjoy breakfast and dinner at Cafe van der Lee and can watch the sunset from our open-air bar. Sit back and relax as this historic little village becomes a quiet, star-filled oasis after dark.