Bullsport Guest Farm

Reviews of Bullsport Guest Farm

Good(89%) From 91 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 91 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 H - Middlesex
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Friendly, helpful, really great food, very enjoyable activities with guiding very good.

Fun to be on a farm with other activities going on.

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Mrs & Prof R - Southampton
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

We spent a lovely 4 nights here and would highly recommend Bullsport. Ernst and Johanna are very good hosts and there is a wide range of activities on offer. Very nice accommodation (we were upgraded to a spacious cabin with a separate living room). Gas heaters for the bedrooms. Swimming pool and outdoor barbecue area are available, though obviously not in use mid-winter! Excellent meals around a communal table with the hosts and other guests. Comfortable sitting room with lots of books, and you could borrow hiking poles.

We walked some of the self-guided trails, which are generally well signed although the recent rains had washed some marks away and more signs are needed in some locations. The full day hike towards and through the Quiver Tree Gorge is fantastic, for scenery, variety and interesting vegetation, birds and geology. Although there are some steep climbs, you can bypass the difficult scramble which some books mention and I managed it, even though I am in my sixties and have a minor knee problem. We were given a short-wave radio to call the farm if there was an emergency, which seemed a good idea.

We went horse riding for three half-day rides, which were well organised and a great experience - including riding near the rare Mountain Zebras.
There seems to be a good choice of horses for different abilities.

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The Ramblers
Arrived on: 17-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

This was the most enjoyable place we stayed at, because of the friendly, family atmosphere around the shared dinner table, and the chance to converse with fellow guests of various nationalties. The food was good homely cooking of a high standard. We were upgraded to one of the new rooms which were spacious and comfortable. The walking trails on the Bullsport land are very well marked and the Naukluft mountains are beautiful with the chance to see kudu, klipspringer, dassies & baboons. We also did the Olive Trail in the Naukluft National Park while at Bullsport - this was a lovely walk but the infamous chains section above the pools in the gorge was more difficult than expected. The access to the start of the Olive Trail was by 4x4 or high-clearance 2WD.

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Ms. M-E - Nevada
Arrived on: 15-May-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great Stay at Bullsport Guest Farm

We thoroughly enjoyed our four-night stay at Bullsport Guest Farm. We had no problems driving to the farm, despite some damage to the roads from the heavy rains. The hosts were excellent, and made us feel like part of the family. Conversations at dinner were always interesting, and involved speaking a variety of languages - but communication was never a problem.

The rooms were great - lovely design and decor, and extremely functional. We loved the relaxed atmosphere, and the staff were always willing to help us out and make things work. It was wonderful that we could hike right from the farm (without driving), and the Quiver Tree Gorge hike was amazing. We also enjoyed the shorter hikes, seeing kudu and mountain zebras, and we were able to run in the mornings on the Kudu trail.

The farm has maps and directions (and personal advice) for all the hikes. One morning, we did the Ridge trail on horseback, which allowed us to get closer to the zebras. Our hosts, Ernst and Johanna Sauber, had to go to Windhoek midway during our visit, but had arranged our trip to Sossusvlei before they left (including giving us a small book describing the area). Ernst's sister, Hedi, came to help out with managing the farm, and we enjoyed meeting and talking with her.

Martin took us to Sossusvlei, and he did a great job. He is very knowledgable about the wildlife in the area, and our drive to Sossusvlei was very interesting and infomative. He was responsive to what we wanted to see and do at Sossusvlei, and let us stay until the park closed at sunset. It was a wonderful day and well worth the expense. We would certainly go back to Bullsport Guest Farm, especially for the great hiking in the area.

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Mr & Mrs A from London
Arrived on: 28-Mar-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

An extremely nice place to stay. We enjoyed our 2 nights a lot, Johanna Sauber and all the staff were amazing hosts.

Highlights were the simple and efficient service provided, the walks and views of the mountains, the food, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

It is also a great place with a young child.

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Mr S & Ms M - Dorking
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A good activities base.

Johanna & Ernst were great hosts who did much to make the communal mealtimes an enjoyably inclusive experience.

Their laidback approach ensured a relaxed atmosphere with bouts of lively humour!

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Mr & Mrs G - Market Drayton
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Exciting situation in the mountains

We were upgraded to a better room
We liked the situation and the walks from the door
We enjoyed the meals sitting around a big table
Very comfy room with tea and coffe and hot water
The owners were very friendly and helpful
saw Hartmans Zebra on a walk locally

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Mr & Mrs N from Chester
Arrived on: 28-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

V friendly and helpful staff. Good info on local walks.

Saw mountain zebra and oryx on walks.

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Mrs & Dr B - Richmond
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

We initially felt rather disappointed when we arrived at Bullsport though our experience improved.

Our room was next to a shop which was open to the public, though we found that we need not have been concerned about this. Rather a lot of flies in the pool area, probably because of all the horses.

Meals were taken around large tables, outside on the first night. Food was good, though it was zebra on both nights. The owners recommended a walk which involved a driver taking us to the start and finish points. This was excellent and we enjoyed it very much, though we were not told, when it was recommended, how much it was going to cost (the amount was not excessive but we felt that it should have been made clear at the outset).

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Ms S & Mr D - South
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm

We spent two nights at Bullsport. Our room was very large - almost like a small flat - I think that we had been given a family room.

We did a couple of walks from the farm - Kudu Trail and Ridge Trail. On the Kudu Trail, we saw Kudu and some other antelope. All very timid and fled as soon as they were aware of our presence. We found the heat excessive during the day, so didn't take advantage of their longer walks.

The evening meals are communal dining. We had Zebra from farm both evenings - roasted and goulash. Lunch and mid-afternoon cake/tea/coffee are also available for an extra charge. This was very convenient.

Due to the heat, we didn't fancy much walking, but took a scenic drive to Solitaire and back - 1 hour each way. Our hostess suggested an alternative route to Desert Homestead via the D855/D850/D831/C19. This takes you via the Tsaris Pass and was one of the best drives of our trip, particularly the stretch along the C19. The D roads were fine, but with lots of peaks and dips - we didn't encounter a single car on this part. We would highly recommend this alternative route.

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