258. Solitaire, Namibia
As small as small towns get this is it. This used to be the place where most who come to this area of Namibia get their supplies. Another place has opened up in Sesriem just south of here, but its still a place to stop. It also has accommodations as well in case you are tired and can’t make the entire trip. Plus the apple crumb pie is pretty amazing at the onsite Bakery.
Solitaire is located in the southern part of Namibia north of Sesriem and southwest of Rehoboth..
How To Get Here
There is no rail service to this area..
The nearest commercial airport is the Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH), home to Air Namibia (SW).
The following airlines serve the Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH):
Air France (AF), British Airways (BA), Condor (DE), Delta Air Lines (DL), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Eurowings (EW), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Qatar Airways (QR), SW, South African Airways (SA) and TAAG ANGOLA AIRLINES (DT).
There are no buses to this area.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
This is the best way to experience Solitaire. I worked with Wild Dog Safaris and did a camping trip which stopped in the small town to enjoy what it has to offer.
Where To Stay
There is a Lodge right here to welcome you with open arms.
Where To Eat
There is a bakery and a restaurant here. The bakery is famous for its apple pie which is really quite good.
What To Do
Not much, but enjoy the small town, eat and walk around a bit and take in the nothing ness of the desert area. There are a bunch of old cars around and a very interesting grocery store with lots of oddities in it.
Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD) pegged to the South African African rand ZAR