The drive from Omaruru to the Hadassa Guest House in Otjiwarongo was straightforward and full of warthog sightings!
Upon arrival, we were offered a triple room in the newer, quieter part of the lodge rather then the double we had booked. The beds were a bit firm but the room was spacious and we appreciated the separate toilet area with a door and ceiling (not sure why they are so open in Namibia?). Oddly, the shower area has no door, which was fine for us (if a little chilly) but seemed odd for a triple room that presumably serves families.
We read by the pool for a bit until it got buggy, then reorganized our suitcases and headed out for some errands before dinner. First stop was the SuperSPAR for snacks, which was probably the nicest grocery store of the trip with lots of options, then Shell for gas.
For dinner we headed to Casa Forno, where we both opted for the Oryx burger. The buns were a bit soggy and the chips weren’t quite crispy enough, but the burger itself was tasty. For drinks we had better luck, enjoying the large guava juice and a (huge glass of) house red.
The next morning was Eric’s birthday and we wanted to get on the road to Etosha early. Breakfast was included, so we found a table in the open air lounge near the kitchen. Per usual, there was a spread of yogurt, meats, cheeses, granola and muffins, plus you could order eggs any way and sausage or bacon. Serviceable but not memorable. From there check-out was quick and easy and the front desk staff was very friendly. Our stay was comfortable and a good stopping point on our way up to Etosha.