Bitterwasser Lodge and Flying Centre
Hoachanas, Southern Kalahari

A different kind of desert experience. Take to the skies over the Kalahari soaring in serene flight by glider, at this world famous gliding centre.
  • Accommodation: Rondavels and Bungalows
  • Highlights: Gliding, Ultralight flights, Namibian flora and fauna, Kalahari Desert
  • Activities: Biking trails, nature walks, game drives, sundowner drives and walks
  • Getting There: Self-Drive

Numerous world records for gliding have been set at Bitterwasser, which offers you the opportunity to see the Kalahari from the air. Experience the unspoilt beauty of Namibia on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, with the comfort of a beautifully situated lodge.

There are 13 rondavels (huts), 22 air-conditioned bungalows and a homestead on the dunes - all in the African style. A total of 80 guests can be accommodated at once. The restaurant at the hotel serves mouth-watering cuisine.

Bitterwasser is a luxury Namibia desert lodge that was founded by the Namibian farmer and glider pilot Peter Kayssler. He uses the Bitterwasser salt pan with its diameter of 3 kilometres as a runway system. Soon, the extraordinary thermal conditions of the Kalahari Desert are world famous. Not only incredibly fast, but also exceptionally long glider flights have been and are flown regularly in Bitterwasser.

As one of the world's leading soaring centres, Bitterwasser offers soaring, scenic flights with a glider, micro-light or standard light aircraft and hot air ballooning.

Other activities include nature drives, walking trails and biking.


Creators of Unforgettable Memories in Africa.
  • Customer Support
  • Tel: +27 21 424 1037
  • Fax: +27 21 424 1036
  • Contact by Mail
  • Business Hours
  • Mon - Fri. 08:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday. 08:00 - 12:00
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