Midgard Country Estate is an ideal family hide-away, a first
or last stop for international visitors, the perfect venue
for intimate meetings, team-building events or weddings.
Acquired in 1937, Carl Werner List originally farmed the
12.000 hectare estate, developing this private and intimate
world into a household name in Namibia. Midgard Country
Estate was born.
Today we invite our guests to enjoy the tranquillity, while
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 mean “A paradise where the earth
rises again, fertile and green, creating a protected world
and a safe empire for the people”.
It’s an intimate world. One which offers 46 newly decorated
and fully equipped rooms, Carl’s Dining Room & Bar, two swimming pools, the Pool Bar &
BBQ Terrace, gym and sauna, and a private skittle alley
(Kegelbahn). These are all spaciously situated in a sprawling
country garden, bordering the banks of the Swakop River,
as it meanders through the estate on its way to the Atlantic
Guests are free to soak up the ambience and enjoy doing
absolutely nothing; or they can explore our activities such
drive along 4x4 tracks, play volley ball, tennis, pool or outdoor chess and view our vintage car collection.
One of the estate’s major attractions is a sundowner drive
to Hilltop, where guests can enjoy a stunning 360° view
over the Otjihavero Mountains and watch the sun set with
sundowners in hand. They can also experience what life was
like on a traditional Namibian Farming and Game Estate in
years gone by, with a morning or afternoon nature-game drive
through the separate 2.000 hectare nature reserve, along
the Swakop River.
Wildlife found at Midgard Country Estate includes Giraffe,
Blue and Black Wildebeest, Oryx, Kudu, Hartebeest, Eland,
Warthog, Baboons and Smaller Antelope species such as the
Steenbok. The riverfront is a birder’s dream.
For school groups, church, scout or other groups of we have
opened the historic Midgard Train Carriage, just 2 walking
minutes from the main lodge.