Inn And Activity Highlights
- Southern Namib Desert scenery and activities
- 115 kilometres from Luderitz
- Finding those wild desert horses
- Views that go on forever
- Hiking and mountain bike trails
- Cold beer and wine list
- Visiting the town of Aus
General Inn Information
- Lodge type; Nature Lodge
- Location; Southern Namib, Aus
- Lodge size; 30 Rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Experience The Unique Wild Desert Horses Of The Southern Namib Not Far From This Class Inn
A few kilometres from the small town of Aus, one comes across the unique Desert Horse Inn, a gateway lodge to all that surrounds this amazing and scenic region of the Namib Desert.
Desert Horse Inn is the perfect base from which to explore this region of the southern Namib Desert, a day trip to Luderitz and, of course, Kolmanskop, find the elusive desert horses of the Namib, mountain biking and walking excursions or just simply experience this very different side of the Namib.
The ideal establishment for those of a guided or self-drive safari that takes in the southern regions of Namibia.
Rooms and Suites
Desert Horse offers guests 30 rooms that are large and airy with small verandahs and fantastic views; all rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
- 20x Twin Rooms
- 7x Triple Rooms
- 3x Family Rooms
- Mobile Heaters
- En-suite bathrooms, showers
- Tea / Coffee Facilities
Cuisine and Wine
No matter the time of day, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, one is in for a right royal treat.
Breakfast and dinners are normally a buffet affair with both hot and cold options on offer.
Cold beer and a good wine list are available either at the bar, outside on the verandah or around the table while one enjoys a hearty and delicious meal.
A century-old farmhouse has been converted into the central guest area; this is where one finds the bar and restaurant as well as a small curio shop. Views from here are sweeping and panoramic out over the desert below.
- Swimming Pool
- Wi-Fi (100 MB free)
- Mobile Connectivity
- Secure Parking
- Sunset Drive
- Desert Tour
- Day trip to Lüderitz and Kolmanskop
- Hiking Trails
- Mountain Bike Trails
- Horse Riding
Children of all ages are most welcome at the Inn, with family accommodation and child-friendly meals available.
Desert Horse Inn is the perfect place to stay when exploring the southern Namib Desert, especially suited for those on a self-drive safari.
With comfortable rooms, excellent food, and plenty of activities available, guests are sure to have a wonderful experience at this inn.
Whether you are looking to explore this incredible region of Namibia, a few nights here will most certainly not go amiss.
Rates from NAD$ 1 560.00 per person
Desert Horse Inn Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- VAT and applicable taxes
- All other meals
- All drinks
- All activities
- Travel insurance
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