Ghaub Guest Farm

Reviews of Ghaub Guest Farm

Good(90%) From 26 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 26 of our travellers who have visited Ghaub Guest Farm, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs C - Stroud (MRS)
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ghaub Guest Farm review

A very relaxed and friendly place to stay.
The bird hide was equipped with binoculars for all to use.
Food & ambience very good.
Lovely gardens - good bird life.
A bit of luxury after two weeks in the bush.
Would have been happy to stay more than one night.

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Mr & Mrs C from Stroud (MR)
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ghaub Guest Farm

A nice place to stay en route to Caprivi. We did not take part in any activities....hence no comment.

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Mr K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A long way home

After two weeks of 40+ degree heat, 3500km of driving and stunning wildlife viewing this is a great place to come.

It is much more than just an overnight stop and possibly deserves 2 nights as it is a great place to chill. The staff a very friendly and the rooms and facilities brilliant, plus they have food and wine of the highest standard.

The farm feel is very welcoming and the walking very enjoyable.

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Mr & Mrs T - Ireland
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very peaceful at Ghaub Guest Farm

Very helpful manager and staff. Very ineresting history about the farm.

Loved the birthday cake I was given by the lodge.

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Mr & Mrs S from Norfolk
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ghaub Guest Farm review

We were the only people staying there. A lovely room and great food after a long relaxing walk.

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Mr and Mrs W - Milton Keynes
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ghaub Guest Farm review

Hard to imagine this farm is in Africa. Never seen so many different sorts of cow.

A real education

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Mr & Mrs B - Dorset
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Too short

We arrived too late to take an evening trip which was a shame and we had to leave too early in the morning,another night would have been great as it is a lovely place and we enjoyed the farming aspect of it.

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Mr. L and Family - Denmark
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ghaub Guest Farm review

We enjoyed exploring the caves at the farm together with our children (8+9 years) with only torches spending 1,5 hour in the dark passages!

The guide was very friendly and took good care of the children (and parents). Highly recommended for adventures families. There were good walking trails on the farm and a beatifull large garden (park). We got the best South African red wine in Namibia in the nice little restaurent "Rust en Vrede" (rest in peace) - try it.

The waiters were attentive and the manager asked to our well being all the time - hope they get a good salary. The family room was spacious and nice, the pool was perfect (but cold). Spend no less than 2 days here, highly recomended.

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Family P from Belgium
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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What a wonderful place!

Somewhat unexpectedly, Ghaub was one of the highlights of our trip to Namibia. The welcome here was so genuine (it was the only place where the initial "hello" was not immediately followed by a request to see our voucher!) and friendly and this continued throughout our short stay.

Mika and Gerry really made us feel we were welcome guests. Meals were good and good value and adapted to give smaller portions for the children. An impromptu concert by the staff and another guest was enjoyed by all. The rooms were easily large enough for four beds and the views were amazing with lots of room for the children to run around. The pool was large and again had lovely views, and the chance to see so many kudu at the small waterhole was another bonus.

The farm tour in the morning was great and very good value for money - relaxed and not hurried, the guide was friendly and kept us entertained with stories of farm life, snakes, etc. Although we didn't see many animals the scenery, rock engravings, cemetery more than made up for this. We loved this place and were sorry that we had only one night here.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J - Nottingham
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ghaub Guest Farm review

We can see why new owner Gerry fell in love with this place. Yes, furniture may be dated, but we're not talking 60's and 70's plastic here, it's all solid wood, well cared for and will last for years (in contrast to Namutoni!). It's completely in keeping with the atmosphere and age of the place.

Beds were comfy, rooms cool, towels soft and fluffy (best we had all trip.) We had an excellent home-cooked dinner (eland) accompanied by good-value wine.

A lovely afternoon by the (very cold!) pool, then saw over 30 kudu at the waterhole plus duikers and warthogs on the lawn.

Gerry was an excellent host (ably assisted by Bano the dog and Zorro and Hutch the cats), and we spent lots of time discussing his plans for Ghaub. We wish him all the best and really hope he can make it work. We'll be back one day!
We'd have happily stayed another night and taken one of the farm tours or other trips available.

Whilst Ghaub is a bit 'out of the way' it's definitely worth the trip (visit the lovely town of Tsumeb on the way). On leaving we recommend taking the Kombat road – may take longer than other routes but scenery is lovely and we saw lots of wildlife on the way. Also, if time permits, visit the Hoba Meteorite – the largest in the world – well worth a few minutes stop with cold drinks and clean loos available.

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