A luxury off shoot of reknowned Mushara Lodge, and designed by Heidrun Deikmann, Villa Mushara is located just outside Etosha National Park’s eastern border. It remains one of Namibia’s premier private houses.
Divided into a shared area and 2 sleeping villas, Villa Mushara is a mixed material build, and is an elegant, post-colonial design. Set in a maturing garden, the shared area consists of a lounge, dining area, reception area and swimming pool. Carpeted, furnished with elegant antique armchairs, sofas and tables, the lounge is beautifully styled – muted wall colours, open fire, select library, large, simple windows – and provides guests of Villa Mushara with a public space within which to meet. Meals can be taken here as well as in the privacy of one’s own villa, and the cuisine – European and African – is held in high regard by both guests and the industry itself.
Set some 60 yards apart, on 140 metres squared plots, and consisting of sleeping rooms, a lounge, dining area, library, verandah and multi bathrooms, each villa is styled slightly differently, and again the emphasis is on making provision for guests who enjoy comtemporary amenities in a post-colonial setting. Each air conditioned bedroom comes with a four poster double bed and en-suite bathroom. With brass fittings, stone basins and stand alone baths, the bathrooms are a testament to the villas’ overall designs. Each villa comes with its own staff, guide and driver.
Activities at Villa Mushara include Eshota game drives, guided walks, bush picnics and sundowners.