We believe in simplicity. We trust nature. We believe in touches of luxury, but in a comfortable down-to-earth atmosphere. We like what we do, and we believe that it shows. We enjoy good, wholesome food served in generous portions. We are partial to fine wines.
We believe in creating a comfortable, natural place to be.
Set afoot massive granite rock boulders, overlooking the magically beautiful Erongo mountain range, is Ai Aiba - The Rock Painting Lodge. The overwhelming panoramic view from the restaurant and bar is amazing. The crystal clear pool invites you to refresh and relax. Your view sways leisurely over the endless landscape. Here you can enjoy the tranquility and purity of Africa.
In the foothills of the Grootberg massif, set amidst magnificent scenery and the ancient Etendeka lavas of northern Damaraland, the ten en-suite Meru tents have been refitted with luxury mattresses and 100% cotton linen. Necessary comforts have not been overlooked with the bathrooms also benefiting from a makeover, while the traditional, open-air bucket shower still holds pride of place.
Trek through one of Namibia’s most remote and untouched landscapes on foot, have sundowners as you look out over never ending vistas of ancient rock formations and sleep under a blanket of stars. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with nature.
The hotel’s name is a tribute to a remarkable woman who inspired many and amongst them the founders of Villa Margherita. “Margherita” also means daisy in Italian; a beautiful flower that embodies Love, Beauty, Transformation and New Beginnings – the very foundations of Villa Margherita itself. Villa Margherita is a small luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Swakopmund consisting of four stylish buildings which are all located close to each other on the same premises. A fusion of contemporary art and historic colonial buildings.
This stamp certifies Ai Aiba Lodge and Etendeka Mountain Camp as 100% compliant to the Covid-19 protocols of both the NTB and the World Health Organisation. Eco Awards Namibia had been certifying tourism businesses, in terms of environmental sustainability, since 2005, and Eco Awards Namibia assessors are qualified and trained to do third party audits. An independent external review system ensures objectivity and lends validity to assessment outcomes.