Bullsport Guest Farm

Reviews of Bullsport Guest Farm

Good(89%) From 94 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 94 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.
Kiwis in London
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Accommodation was very comfortable.

It would be good if the place had a bigger sign outside (we weren't the only guests to drive past the entrance).

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Mr T & Ms S - Germany
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Bullsport Guest Farm was our first stop on our journey.
For individual travellers like us, it was a bit unusual at first to 'have to' share the dining table with the hosts and all the guests and
obviously we weren't the only shy ones. After a while though and thanks to the talkative son of the owner, everyone started to relax.
The menu served was excellent and the familiar atmosphere made the whole experience enjoyable. We stayed two nights and actually kept in touch with some of the travellers throughout our trip.
The rooms were charming and very comfortable. We enjoyed the sunny terrace in front of our room, where we relaxed after a day hiking.

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Mr M & Mrs K - Hampshire
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

The owners were away when we visited. We didn't find the place particularly welcoming and the food was ordinary. Accommodation was comfortable.

While there we walked, and thoroughly enjoyed, the Waterkloof trail in the Namib-Naukluft Mountains. An excellent walk but poorly way marked in the last 2 miles.

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Bullsport was an excellent choice for a first night in Namibia, easily reached from Windhoek (3 hours). Staying on a Guest Farm should be part of everyone's itinerary in Namibia, as it is different to other options. Very relaxed, and great to talk to Ernst and Johanna, including when they joined us for meals.

They offer various walk in the area, and we did two different ones, both very good. We saw Hartman zebras!

Rooms were very comfortable, with gas heaters for the winter.

Food was fine, with an African touch. Drinks were from an honesty bar, and reasonably priced. Coffer, tea and cakes were free!

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Mr M & Mrs S and Mr N & Miss P - Cambridge
Arrived on: 27-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Great location for Naukluft exploration.

Really good farmhouse cooking. Superb bread.

Nice to have the family eating with us - allowed for lots of advice etc.

There was a problem with the sewage valve in our room (awful smell) which was fixed as soon as we reported it.

Wonderful walks in the hills, for which they provide printed guide-sheet. Were happy for us to hang around for a walk after we had checked out

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Mr G & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 24-Apr-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Stayed one night in a standard room, and one night in one of the more modern, luxury rooms. The latter are definitely worth the extra money.

The walks around the Farmstead are fantastic, with the Quiver Tree Gorge a particular highlight. The Saubers are terrific hosts and whilst the communal meals may not be for everyone, you do have some fascinating conversations with both them and fellow travellers.

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Dr F & Mrs A - Golden wedding anniversary
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Bullsport is worth a visit

A wonderful welcome, everyone so friendly and helpful. The family-gathering round the table at mealtime is so inclusive and one soon feels at home.

Arrangements for outings was designed individually to suit interests and each was most ably guided by knowledgeable guides.

We loved it

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Dave
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

This place doesn't look like much from the highway, but believe me, the rooms are large, spectacular.

Meals here are served family style. Hosts, Ernst and Johanna take personal pleasure in satisfying their guest's every need.

Plan to hike here. The Quiver Tree Gorge hike is breathtaking.

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Sheffield party of 4
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

I felt a little bit of an outsider here, probably because Joanna was away with a sick horse. The staff had obviously been trained not to interact with guests which felt a little odd.

My partner was told off for being about 4 minutes late for dinner the first night but on the second night it was much more relaxed and nearly 20 minutes after the time indicated. At breakfast although coffee was served it wasn't obvious where to get the tea and I had to find someone to ask. These are trivial points but stopped Bullsport being one of my favourites.

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Ms C & Mr B - Inverness
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Terrific location, nice spacious room. Staff very keen that guests should enjoy available activities - in our case walks.

Communal dining is very fine - if everyone speaks the same language. Other guests were all German (and the hosts) but the evening might have been easier if we had our own table. Worse at breakfast when service was non-existent.

Very reasonably priced and well stocked honesty bar.

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Expert Africa comments

Johanna & Ernst Sauber, the owners of Bullsport Guest Farm, described themselves as ‘shaken’ by this review when they were sent it – as they pride themselves not only on their hospitality, service, but also on being able to integrate different nationalities and languages around an engaging dinner-table discussion without anybody feeling excluded.

However, checking their dates they realised that, unusually, they were both away from the farm that day – and commented “sadly, our back up team is not yet up to the challenge. It is very difficult to get someone as a relief manager for ‘normal’ lodge, but in a personal establishment like ours it’s an even greater challenge.”

They added that “All the ingredients to a healthy breakfast should have been available in full: bread, butter, jams and other preserves as well as coffee, milk, sugar on the breakfast table, homemade muesli, cereals, fruits, yoghurt, milk, cottage cheese, cold meats, cheeses, Hot water, a selection of teas, toast are offered buffet style. Eggs are to order, and normally our breakfast chef takes the orders from each guest individually. A Jura coffee machine can be used, if guests prefer Espresso or any other special coffee for breakfast, this coffee machine is on the breakfast buffet.”

They assured us that it’s rare for them both to be away from the farm, but they’ll work especially hard on their team’s service and hospitality for the few days that they’re not around themselves.