Hardap Resort

Hardap Resort is next to the Hardap Dam. The Resort is next to the dam and just outside Mariental. This property is a new build, and the renovations were ready for the opening in 2016. It is a favourite weekend break way for local Namibian citizens and boasts an array of water activities.

Hardap is 260 km south of Windhoek. The Hardap Resort encompasses Namibia's largest dam. The Hardap is on the Fish River, although the first investigations were as early as 1897. Construction commenced in 1960. The dam's completion was in 1963. It has a capacity of 320 million m3 and a surface area of 25 km2. There is a variety of accommodation options at the Resort. The Rooms consists of  VIP rooms, family and bush chalet. There are even dormitory rooms and camping sites. Other amenities and facilities include a swimming pool, conference facility, restaurant, and shop.

Hardap is well known as an angler's paradise. There are annual fishing competitions for enthusiasts. But few know that the small Hardap Game Reserve is a haven for black rhinos. The dam and surroundings accommodate one of Namibia's most strategic great-white-pelican breeding colonies. The Hardap also has a thriving freshwater fish institute supporting the country's growing aquaculture industry. The Hardap Resort is a comfortable overnight and Multiday Visit for travellers coming from Southern Namibia.

Hardap Resort Accommodation:

  • 5 VIP Bungalows
  • 15 Family Chalets (Self Catering)
  • 30 Bush Chalets
  • Dormitories
  • Campsite
  • There are excellent views over the dam.

Hardap Resort Facilities:

  • A restaurant is available at Hardap Resort.
  • Shop open at Hardap.
  • There is a comfortable swimming pool at Hardap Dam.
  • There are conference facilities at Hardap Dam.
  • Camping sites are general available.
  • Game Drive in the Game Reserve.

The Hardap dam is near the main road from Mariental towards Windhoek.

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Child Policy

Children between the ages of 6 and 12, sharing with full-paying adults pays 50% of the quoted adult rate
No more than two children may share a room with their parents
Children in their own chalet will be charged the adult rate
Provision for children sharing with adults will be made upon arrival; however, the booking must be made in advance
Participation of children under the age of 6 in guided activities only at the discretion of the camp manager and at the risk of the parent/guardian

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Hardap Dam Resort Rates


Nov 2023 - Jun 2024 Jul 2024 - Oct 2024
VIP Chalets (4 beds - min 2) NAD 1050 pp NAD 1050 pp
Family Chalets (4 beds - min 2) NAD 780 pp NAD 780 pp
Bush Chalet (2 beds) NAD 650 (830 single) NAD 1050 (1220 single)
Dormitory (10 beds - min 5) NAD 330 NAD 300


Max 8 people per site NAD 200 NAD 330


Guided game drive (morning or afternoon) NAD 350 pp NAD 350 pp
Boat Cruise NAD 350 pp NAD 350 pp

Hardap Conference Facility

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