Midgard, a 16,000 - hectare Country Estate, is located 85 km northeast of Windhoek and only 70 km from Hosea International Airport. An ideal family hide-away, first or last stop for International visitors, intimate meetings, team-building events or weddings.
Steeped in Namibian history Midgard was originally established in 1937 as the retreat and farming estate of the List family, founders of the Namibian Conglomerate, Ohlthave & List. Today their descendants welcome you into this private world: a rare experience as you enjoy the life of early German pioneers on their Farming and Wildlife Estate. Midgard has 46 fully equipped rooms, a Main Dining Room & Bar, the Boma, two swimming pools, Gym and Sauna, private Skittling Alley all situated in a sprawling country garden.
Facilities and Services
WiFi Free access
Laundry and Valet
Credit cards Welcome
Specials and activities
Key Notes (Advisory/ )
Midgard Country Estate is equipped for wheelchair users
Children of all ages are welcome, but should also be under the care of a parent/ guardian at all times.
Reservations may be made by phone and must be confirmed in writing by O&L Central Reservations.
Check in times are at 14h00 and checks out times are 10h00.
No pets are allowed
About Midgard Country Estate
Midgard Country Estate is located 85 km northeast of Windhoek and only 70 km from Hosea International Airport in the unspoiled Otjihavero Mountains. An ideal family hide-away, first or last stop for International visitors, intimate meetings, team-building events or weddings.
Farm Midgard was acquired in 1937 by the Namibian business pioneer Carl List as a private country home. The historical wonders featured on the estate include the original farmhouse, which was constructed with clay bricks in 1937 and various museums with priceless historical collections acquired over the decades. In 1993 the farm was converted into a fully-fledged lodge, which has since been transformed into a magnificent country estate with individual charm and ambience. After extensive refurbishment, preserving its natural and historical splendour, Midgard Country Estate re-opened in October 2009, positioning itself as Namibia’s premier conference venue and Country Estate.
His son, Carl Werner List originally farmed the 16,000-hectare Estate and developed this private and intimate world: a household name in Namibia. Today you are invited into this very private world to enjoy the tranquility whilst marveling at the pioneering German Settler spirit, which gave birth to it all. Midgard, a word found in Old Norse, Middle English and High German languages has varying meanings but is popularly thought to be a paradise where the earth rises again, fertile and green, creating a protected world and a safe “empire” for the people."
Midgard Country Estate is a 16,000ha farm nestled at the foot of the majestic Otjihavera Mountains in the Okahandja district. The lodge exhibits unusual geological formations and beautiful, lush gardens unique in this region of Namibia. It is an intimate world of its own, Midgard Country Estate offers 46 newly decorated and fully equipped rooms, the Main Dining Room & Bar, the Boma, two swimming pools and Pool Bar & BBQ, Gym and Sauna, private Skittling Alley or Kegel Bahn all spaciously situated in a vast sprawling country garden bordering the banks of the Swakop River as it meanders through the Estate on its way to the Atlantic Ocean at Swakopmund.
Overnight and Accommodation
Total of 46 rooms all have a view, either overlooking the swimming pool, the beautiful gardens or the mountains.
- 36 Standard rooms with twin beds, each with access to the gardens. One child can share this room with parents.
- 3 Family rooms consisting of an open plan bedroom with two extra bunk beds sharing a bathroom and toilet. Two children can share this room with parents.
- 2 Family rooms consisting of a double room and a loft with two beds, sharing a bathroom and toilet. Two children can share this room with parents.
- 4 Luxury rooms and a Honeymoon suite with a mini bar, lounge and private balcony overlooking the gardens.
Each room is equipped with:
En-suite bathroom with a shower or a bath
Air Conditioning and Electronic door locks
LCD Television with 8 Satellite channels
Tea/ Coffee station in all the rooms
Minibar available in the Deluxe rooms and the Honeymoon suite
Conferences and Events
There are a variety of venues to choose from for groups ranging from 20 to 300 people, depending on the function and the preferred seating style.
- The Midgard Room (main venue), which seats up to 100 delegates in a banquet seating style.
- The Homestead with a cozy breakout room with a fireplace for the winter months.
- The Boardroom for smaller workshops and meetings for up to 20 delegates.
- The Amphitheatre, the largest of its kind in Namibia, is an outdoor venue that can seat up to 300 people.
- Lawns with undercover spectator area for teambuilding activities.
- Overnight conferences are possible with up to 90 delegates sharing or 46 single occupancy.
Conference equipment available:
• Sound system / DVD player (on request)
• Flip Chart
• Internet connection
- The Business Centre is equipped with PC’s, Wi-Fi hotspots, printer, fax and copier for your convenience.
Dining and Beveraging
Main Restaurant offering international cuisine with an African touch (buffet and à la carte)
• Breakfast 06h30 - 09h30
• Lunch 12h30 - 14h30
• Dinner 19h00 – 21h30
Private Dining Venues on request
Boma offering Traditional African BBQ Cuisine for 50-100 people
The bar is open daily and serve a selection of the finest wines, liqueurs and spirits.
Sports bar with TV and pool table 10h00 – 22h00
Restaurant Bar 10h00 – 22h00
Skittle Alley & Bar 18h00 – until late
Other Facilities and Services
Free internet access via wireless connectivity in selected public areas
Babysitting (by prior arrangement)
Children’s Play Area
Secure Parking spaces for cars and busses
Gas station for emergencies (petrol 95 and Diesel)
Chauffer transport services can be arranged between Midgard and Windhoek City, Eros Airport and International Airport from 2 seater SUVs to 14 seater luxury coaches.
Car Rental facilitation and team building facilitators provided through reception
Activities and Attractions
Midgard Country Estate has a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to suit your individual needs;
Sunrise and Sundown Nature and Game Drive
Hilltop Sundowner Drive
2 Swimming Pools available at own risk
9 Seater Open Land Cruiser Game Drive Vehicle
21 Seater Mercedes Benz Game Drive Vehicle
Tennis Court Flood-Lit
Kiddies Playroom and Playground
Skittle Alley (Kegeln)
Walking & Hiking Trails
Mountain Walking Trail
Amphitheatre (up to 300 guests)
Professional Sun Viewing and Stargazing with Astronomer
Viewing of the Vintage Car Museum
4x4 Trails self-guided and with your own vehicle
Beach Volleyball and Table Tennis
Fitness Centre (Gym and Sauna)
Volley Ball Court,
Rock climbing and Abseiling (Attached the Indemnity form as well as the climbing points)
Wildlife found here includes Giraffe, Blue and Black Wildebeest, Oryx, Kudu, Hartebeest, Eland, Warthog, Baboons, and smaller antelope species such as the Steenbok. Birding along the riverfront can also be rewarding.