The ultimate Namibian experience!

Ibenstein Safaris offers excellent opportunities on Farm Ibenstein in the heart of Namibia, just one hour drive away from Windhoek, to kickstart your Namibian adventure. This is the ideal place to start and end your safari holiday. The farm covers an area of about 15,000 hectares and consists of grass savannas and African mountain landscapes. 



Ibenstein Professional Safaris

The Ibenstein family business has been run by the Krafft family for almost 40 years. We offer visitors and adventurers exactly what they expect of a safari in Namibia:

  • Exciting and intensive safari adventures in Namibia

  • Breathtaking landscapes and

  • An amazing and fascinating fauna and flora

  • Lots of time to unwind, relax, and be spoilt.


Our Namibian farm lies on the edge of the Kalahari, only one hour's drive from Windhoek. At Farm Ibenstein you will find your ultimate safari experience in Namibia.



Gamedrive and sundowners

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Accommodation at Ibenstein
Accommodation at Ibenstein

Gamedrive and sundowners

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Microlight Flying

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Gamedrive and sundowners

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“Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.”

- Hemingway


A little more about our history and the family

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August Stauch


August Stauch, finder of the first diamonds in Namibia (then called German South West Africa), and a forefather of the Krafft family, bought Ibenstein and the neighbouring farms, Protea and Dordabis, at the beginning of the 20th century. After Stauch’s death the farms were divided. His daughter Marianne inherited Ibenstein and lived on the farm together with her Russian born husband Nicolai Krafft, an engineer and business man.  The farm became well known for breeding Karakul sheep, the so-called “black diamonds” of Namibia. The skins of the lambs were sold for the production of pelts and the shorn wool from the mother sheep was discarded.


Marianne, an artist herself, had the idea to use this very tough wool to weave durable carpets and founded the first weaving centre. Marianne’s and Nicolai’s son Michael reorganised the farm operations into cattle breeding, while his wife Sabine from Berlin took over the weaving centre and made an internationally successful business of it.


The hunting activities on Ibenstein only began in the mid seventies. Michael, a passionate hunter himself, did a lot of hunting in Angola, Botswana and Zimbabwe. His dream was to turn Ibenstein from cattle into a hunting farm, which he pursued in the years to follow.

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Ibenstein today


René Krafft, son of Michael and Sabine, took over the farm activities in 2000.


René is a native Namibian can offer you safaris around the country to places seen by very few visitors. Pre- and post hunting/art safaris trips can be facilitated by René himself for visitors wanting to see more of Namibia. The safaris, hunting safaris and our newly founded art safaris became a main priority in developing a memorable experience for visitors and hunters alike in Namibia.


René, a tour guide and professional hunter since 1994, personally organises and manages your safari to Namibia, whether you only want to travel, do game viewing from the deep south of Namibia right through to Etosha national park, and many little surprizes in between, do a well-planned typical Namibian hunt or even want to do a painting or two, he will be able to facilitate your every need.

René Krafft, registered tour guide, professional hunter, and fourth generation farmer on Ibenstein.


Explore our beautiful freestanding Cottages 

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