The White House Guest Farm  Verified Listing

Grünau Karas Namibia

Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
Based on 4 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 24 March 2017

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Kitchenette
Shared Kitchen
Bath towels
Linen
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Splash Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Jungle Gym
Hiking/Walking trails
Breakfast and Dinner
WiFi
Fire extinguishers
Aircon
Bar fridge
Child friendly
Heater
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

In 1912 Frederich Haschke bought the farm Mickberg (15 000 hectares) for £2 500. It was then known as the waterless farm. He immediately started building a house for Martha Feiber, his wife to be. Building material for the house was imported from Germany to Lüderitz Bay, from where it was railed to Klein-Karas station. A steel tyred wagon was used to transport the material from Klein-Karas station to the farm. Water needed for building the house was transported from the neighbouring farm, Grabwasser. There is no information on how long it took to complete the house, but after all the trouble of building the house for his bride, to his greatest disappointment, he still could not find any water on the farm. When the First World War broke out, troops from the Union of South Africa invaded this German colony. In April 1915 the young couple, who were persued by troops, fled to the north of the colony with some of their possessions and live stock. The White House was left behind, furniture and all. Their flight was cut short when they were arrested on the 17th of April and all their possessions were confiscated. Frederich was sent to a prisoners-of-war camp at Kimberley and Martha was kept prisoner at Gibeon. All the adversity was too much for Frederich. He was declared temporarily insane and sent to Valkenburg, a mental hospital in Cape Town. In 1918 he was sent back to Germany, where he was re-united with his wife.

In Room Facilities:

Fully equipped with modern amenities. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom and access to a well stocked fridge. For the nature lovers, camping is available as well as tents, mattresses, bedding, braai packs and wood.

Area Information:

The White House is 115 km from the Fish River-Canyon (C12), and 125 km from Ai-Ais hotsprings (C10). The area is known for a succulent plant called Lithops (beeskloutjies). More specifically the Mickberg-gensis, a sub specie of the Karasmontana group can be found on this farm.

Property Facilities:

Restaurant, non-smoking rooms, secure parking, internet facilities.

Attractions:

The Farm is situated in the far south of Namibia, north of Grünau. Enjoy a site seeing farm trip, a day trip to the nearby attractions or merely relax in our farm pool. Have a cold beer with the best home-cooked lamb in the world:
Farm trip including Rose-Quartz mine.
A Succulent trip.
Night drives.
Hiking, Swimming, Camping.

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Extra Info

Property Type Guest House, Guest Farm, Self Catering
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Cancellation Policy Strict
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Reviews

Leana Tiedt
08 January 2020

What a pleasant experience! For a family of 5 we really enjoyed our stay at the White House! We had time to relax while the children were enjoying the swimming pool. The food baskets available is amazing and so worth it after a long drive. We wish the White House was closer to home so that we could visit it at least twice a year!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Louis van Zyl
16 April 2018

Very nice place to stay in the old farm house. Food was as excellent as expected. Staff was very friendly. Will stay longer next time.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Karen Groenewald
25 January 2018

It was great!
Thank you very much.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dr. Christo Pretorius
01 October 2017

Our stay was much more than we expected. It was excellent and Dolf and Kinna are two fantastic people.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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