Bullsport Guest Farm

Reviews of Bullsport Guest Farm

Good(90%) From 88 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 88 of our travellers who have visited Bullsport Guest Farm, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Hosts were friendly and helpful. Lovely sitting down to dinner with the family and learning about farming in Namibia from someone so obviously passionate about what they do. The area they farm is extensive with challenging wild life problems so Ernst's views were fascinating.

Excursion to Quiver Tree Gorge with Ernst as guide was brilliant , lots of mountain zebras, kudu, babboons etc.
Also really good walks self guided around the farm and chance to enjoy the lovely location and scenery.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and was an excellent introduction to Namibia.

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Mr L & Mrs H - Namibia in September
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Excellent location and hospitality.

Spotting mountain zebra on morning walk was highlight.

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Mr and Mrs S from London
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Surprised

I was really sceptical about this one. Read all the good reviews, but just couldn't imagine how this could be great. As with the whole of Namibia, I kept being surprised. You see all the brown scenery and struggle to think what could make this place so magical. Well, it was and I cant explain why.

We followed detailed maps on various walks around the premises. Word of warning - we are very fit and thought that a 6 hour walk would mean 4 - 5. Well, we were wrong. In the heat this is quite another thing. Saw some animals and lush greenery hidden on the long trail.

Food was fantastic and great to eat with the other guests. Spent some time by the pool, but too cold to swim. Breakfast was basic, but nice. I loved our hosts getting immersed in their story telling at night. These are people who live and breathe Namibia and it shows. Rooms was great once again. Large, airy, modern decor.

All in all a wonderful experience.

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The H family from Farnham
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Large, clean and comfortable rooms in location looking up at mountains. Friendly and helpful owners who you eat with at dinner.

Owners run a huge farm which must be challenging so they do well to cope with questions from European 'townies'.

There is quite a lot of wildlife round the guest house and we were disappointed that we were unable to take advantage of the larger hikes into the mountains.

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Miss WM & Mr DS - Dublin
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

As with Damara Mopane, our room & bathroom here were a little dreary! We hadn't realised that there was an option for a nicer room at not much extra cost. Perhaps it wasn't available at the time but I feel it may have been, as not all of the better rooms looked to be occupied, but I could be wrong.

For me, Bullsport only has an interest as a stopover point. I thought the owner of Bullsport wasn't all that friendly, whereas I'd read somewhere that the welcome there was wonderful!

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Mr & Mrs T - Bristol
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

We had a really interesting stay at Bullsport and enjoyed eating en famille with Ernst and Johanna and their staff plus other guests. They serve lots of game and more traditional Namibian dishes which are not necessarily available elsewhere and it was an interesting insight into life at a cattle, game and stud farm.

There are a series of walking trails from the farm and we did several of these, the best being the circular walk through the Quiver Tree gorge which was stunning. Trails were of varying lengths and well marked from the farm.

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Mr & Mrs J from Coventry
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sorry not to have stayed longer

We stayed only one night at Bullsport, as a stopover between Windhoek and Sesriem, but wished we had stayed longer. We arrived in early afternoon, in time to take one of the self-guided walks on the farm, strolling until sundown under a wide clear blue sky watching springbok and kudu, weaver birds and guinea fowl.

Our "luxury" room was spacious and bright, with a big bathroom, good shower, and separate toilet. There were eight of us sitting down for dinner around the large farmhouse table, our friendly host Ernst Sauber, three of his family and staff, two other guests, and ourselves, the only two with English as their first language. Despite that, we were never left out of the conversation, and indeed, hearing what our fellow guests had done during their two-night stay, we decided to take a trip next morning to a rock-arch in the mountains.

So after a hearty breakfast we set off with our guide, David, in an open-sded 4x4, well wrapped up in hat, fleece and gloves. After a short drive along the road he headed for the hills up a steep twisting stoney track. Along the way David pointed out mountain zebra and stopped to show us various plants and bushes, explaining their nutritional and medicinal properties. Stopping at the top, we were led along a "zebra trail" down into a gorge from which there was a short scramble to the impressive rock-arch. The drive back down the mountain was, let's say, exhilarating, and we were in awe at David's off-road driving skills as well as his knowledge of the plants and animals.

We wished we had stopped another day to do more walking in the mountains, and would certainly recommend Bullsport, not just as a stopover on the way to Sesriem, but as a destination in its own right.

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Mr & Mrs K - Germany
Arrived on: 3-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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New and nice rooms but rather unpersonal host

the rooms are very nice, especially nice bathrooms

the food, especially the dinner is very tasty.

the owners were somewhat reserved. we expexted them to be open and communicative since the guests do have dinner with them. however, we could not really get into contact with them. when the owner didnt even come out of the office to personally say goodbye to us although we were standing next to him it wasnt very polite in our view. it almost seemed to us that they had a problem that we only stayed one night at their camp.

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Mr W & Miss W - Rochdale
Arrived on: 2-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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An excellent well run guest farm

A good introduction to Namibia. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff

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Miss D and Mr B from London
Arrived on: 10-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Greak Hiking at Bullsport

Really interesting to see a slice of Namibian life from the inside. Spectacular hiking, with well thought out routes of different lengths and terrains which were extremely well marked out.

The food was delicious, breakfast definitely set you up for a day of hiking, the packed lunch more than I'd ever expected and wonderful home cooked dinners.

Unfortunately as there were other German speaking guests on the first night, the conversation was almost all in German. This was disappointing as we were hoping to spend time talking to our hosts, learn more about the farm and get a locals view on Namibia. We were lucky enough to get this opportunity on the second night.

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