(5 double rooms, 6 bungalows and campsite) PO Box 4119, Walvis Bay; tel: 063 293374; fax: 063 293375; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signposted off the east side of the C14, Weltevrede is about a 47km drive from Sesriem and just south of the Namib Restcamp, 37km from Solitaire. It has been open for three years, but retains the air of a small, friendly farm.
Next to the farm's main buildings are six square purpose-built bungalows. These are sparsely furnished, but clean and spacious with en-suite bathrooms. Adjacent is a converted farmhouse with 5 more rooms, and a basic kitchen retaining a small stock of crockery – ideal if you bring your own food and want to self-cater. This building is older, with thicker walls, so the rooms here tend to be cooler.
Weltevrede also has four pitches for tents, under shady trees, which have water but no electricity (in the bungalows, electricity is on 19.00–22.00). These have showers and toilets for men and women, and are best booked in advance. For campers or farm guests, there's a 'reservoir' (a round tank used for water storage) nearby that can be used for swimming. This is more of a farm than a lodge for visitors.
Between April and August, Weltevrede runs several scheduled special photographers' trips, for black-and-white photography, with a darkroom on site.