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Sweet Thorn Retreat Airport Lodge

Within Sweet Thorn you may enjoy our delicious cooking, take a swim, lounge in the sun, read, sleep, have a refreshing drink in the bar and chat with other guests . . If you stay in our permanent tents, you are assured of a high level of comfort, and if you choose to camp, then your well equipped campsite has all you need. We also cater for children’s activity with our splendid Play Area which will keep youngsters amused for hours outside the Lodge perimeter.

Sweet Thorn Retreat has a grand fortress-like appearance, but has never actually seen military service. In fact, everything about Sweet Thorn is calm and relaxed, making it an ideal place to unwind. Its proximity to Windhoek and the international airport makes it an idyllic place to rest up and collect your thoughts before or after a flight – or to go on a shopping spree in the big city, or to take part in any of its activities and entertainment. You can spot birds and wildlife close at hand during a walk or you could take a day trip to a game lodge within easy reach – it’s entirely up to you how you spend your time.

Q Lodge

Sweet Thorn Retreat offers its Guests a pleasant environment and comfortable accommodation comprising:


Three Rooms: Within the Lodge building, these three rooms are simply styled and furnished: one with two double beds, one with 2 3/4 size double beds and one with twin beds, all with walk-in en-suite shower facilities.

Seven Rooms, in a striking “garrison” style along a covered verandah walkway attached to the Lodge: all have two 3/4 size beds next to each other, and walk-in en-suite shower facilities.
All the rooms are equipped with a coffee/tea station.

Seven Tents with bedding, kettle, plates, cutlery, cups, table and chairs, sharing ablution facilities - 2 showers, 3 WCs. Towels are not provided.

Three Large Campsites with electricity, lighting, braai area with grid, sharing ablutions - 2 showers, 2 WCs.

Q Activities

- Comfy Lounge, Bar and Dining Room for Lodge Guests.
- Swimming Pool exclusively for use of Lodge Guests.
- Campsite Swimming Pool for Tent Guests and Campers.
- Wi-Fi is available only in the lounge area of the Lodge.

- Children’s Activity Play Area - fun for Dads as well.

Q Overview

Welcome to Sweet Thorn Retreat Airport Lodge

Whether you need a stopover before or after a flight, or a relaxing and comfortable few days in peace and quiet, Sweet Thorn Retreat has all you need to fulfil your requirements.

Newly re-furbished and equipped to a high standard, we offer a home-from-home experience, for as long as you wish, in simple, cool, stylish surroundings.

Recover from jet-age stress or simply unwind and soak up the peace and calm which surrounds Sweet Thorn . . .

. . . RE-TREAT Yourself !

Sweet Thorn Retreat has a grand fortress-like appearance, but has never actually seen military service. In fact, everything about Sweet Thorn is calm and relaxed, making it an ideal place to unwind.

Its proximity to Windhoek and the International Airport makes it an idyllic place to rest up and collect your thoughts before or after a flight - to go on a shopping spree in the big city, or to take part in any of its activities and entertainment. You can spot birds and wildlife close at hand during a walk or you could take a day trip to a game lodge within easy reach - it’s entirely up to you how you spend your time.Â

Within Sweet Thorn Retreat you may please yourself: enjoy our delicious cooking, take a swim, lounge in the sun, read, sleep, have a refreshing drink in the bar and chat with other guests . . .

If you stay in our permanent tents, you are assured of a high level of comfort, and if you choose to camp, then your well equipped campsite has all you need.

We also cater for children’s activity with our splendid Play Area, outside the Lodge perimeter, which will keep youngsters amused for hours.

Q Driving Directions

Driving Directions

Sweet Thorn Retreat is located half-way between Windhoek and Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport, just north of the blacktop main road B6 which connects Windhoek to the Airport, and beyond, to the border crossing into Botswana.

From Windhoek: Follow the signs to the Airport via the B6 main road.

About 20km from the centre of Windhoek, there is a covered Control Point on the road at Kapps Farm.

Immediately after leaving the Control Point, turn left (north) and follow the M53 side road.

Stay on the M53 for about 1.5km.

Turn right following the signs to Sweet Thorn Retreat which is just a short drive along the road.

You have arrived at Sweet Thorn Retreat and you are most welcome!Â

Enjoy your stay with us.

Lodge co-ordinates: -22.537120, 17.270760 • S 22° 32' 13.63"  E 017° 16' 14.74"