Situated in the Klein Aus Vista Reserve, The Desert Horse Inn is 2km from the small town of Aus, in the south of Namibia. The area surrounding it is unspoilt semi-desert with wide open plains and magnificent mountains. The lodge acts as an ideal stopover between Keetmanshoop, Luderitz and Fish River Canyon. One of the main attractions of the Desert Horse Inn is the presence of the Namib Desert wild horses which are often sighted near the lodge.
The luxury rooms at Desert Horse Inn are built in a style indicative of the late century farmhouse and are painted a rich sienna colour. They are attractive and airy with ensuite bathrooms, a fridge, fan, mosquito net, tea and coffee station and in-room safe. 4 of the rooms are within the original farmhouse building and they all share an outside sitting area. Each bedroom also has its own outside entrance. The other 20 rooms were more recently built and are therefore slightly more modern.
The main areas of the lodge are built entirely of wood offering guests a curio shop, restaurant, bar, swimming pool and sitting area. An outside deck area allows one to enjoy a cool drink whilst admiring the impressive panoramic views. Meals are either set menu, buffet or 'plate service' depending on the number of guests at the inn and the restaurant also has large windows to allow a 270° panoramic view..
The Desert Horse Inn is very family friendly with plenty of room for kids to run around and play in. Ostriches are kept on the property which provide much entertainment for younger and older members of the family alike.
121km from Luderitz and 2km west of the small town of Aus.
Scenic drives where you may see springbok, oryx or klipspringer; mountain-bike and walking trails or day excursions to see the wild horses at the Garub waterhole or the old diamond mining towns of Kolmanskop and Luderitz.
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