Bullsport Guest Farm

Reviews of Bullsport Guest Farm

Good(90%) From 81 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 81 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.
Mrs A & family - Bristol
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Overnight stay in the Naukluft mountains

A very efficiently run Guest Farm. Well established stables/stud attracts many visitors interested in trekking, often returning several times to visit.

We stayed one night en route to Sesriem, and walked in the Naukluft hills in late afternoon, follwong a well marked trail from the farm, through the river bed, up to a desrted farm and bushmans cave, before returning via the waterhole to the farm. This was very atmospheric and set the scene very effectively.

We enjoyed a bottle of Reisling watching the sun go down spectacularly behind the mountains, and then enjjoyed a fine dinner in a communal setting.

The farm owners were welcoming and helpful, but the housekeeping/kitchen staff were less forthcoming and chatty than we subsequently became accostomed to.

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Mr & Mrs D - Worcester
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Walking in the Naukluft Mountains

We very much enjoyed our 3 night stay here and the friendly atmosphere generated by Johanna and Ernst. The communal dining worked well with the mix of nationalities and it was good to swap stories and share plans for the following day. The room was simple but perfectly adequate.

We mainly chose Bullsport for the walking opportunities it offers and were not disappointed. One day we did Bullsport's own 12km Quiver Tree Gorge trail. Anyone who does hillwalking in the UK will have no problem with this - with the added excitement of seeing mountain zebra and kudu. The next day we did part of the Waterkloof trail in the national park - it was quite a surprise to see so much greenery and running water.

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 12-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place to stay

We loved this! Although it was in the middle of nowhere- the accomodation was fantastic and Johanna, Ernst and their two sons were wonderful company. Our room was amazing with a great bathroom - I understand these have been recent additions and they were very nice. The best linen on the whole trip!

We enjoyed the meals around the family table and the food was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble.

We did do the drive up the mountain to see the Rock Arch which as stated in Bullsport information is quite challenging for those with Vertigo! Sadly, the walk down to the arch, proved too much; both for my vertigo and for my husband who was feeling poorly as it was very very hot!

However, Johanna and Ernst's son took us on an evening scenic drive around the farm which was beautiful. This was a place we would return to. Thank you Johanna and Ernst for a lovely stay. Thank you too to your lovely son for cleaning our car!

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Mr & Mrs H - Surrey
Arrived on: 9-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

We stayed in Room 8. Cater mainly for German guests.

We would recommend the Quivertree Gorge Trip organised by the guest farm, although the guide we had could only speak German!

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Mr & Mrs R - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great walks at Bullsport Guest Farm

Great spacious, well -equiped chalets in the grounds of this working farm. Meals are taken with the family around the communal dining table. The evening meal we had was pasta with small meatballs (I hate to imagine how big "large meatballs" would be as the small were fist-sized!), which was very tasty. Staff and owners were very friendly and efficient and happy to offer advise and pass on information about farming and running a business in Namibia.

They offer guided or self -guided walks on their farm, we were only staying one night on our way to the Namib but did manage a short walk on the morning we left, lots of amazing birds and the gardens are attractive especially the cactus area.

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Mr B - USA
Arrived on: 24-Jan-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Six recently completed rooms have not received the mention they deserve. They are imaginatively designed, spacious and airy with private porch; bed-sitting room; extensive luggage stowage area; dressing area; huge bath with double-sinks and an open walk-in shower sufficient for three to four adults (we imagine).

Oh, yes. After a dusty 5-hour hike, the cold swimming pool is sublime.

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Mr and Mrs M - Kent
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

good intro..very comfortable.liked the rooms and they tried hard.the location was excellent.got a good idea of the vastness

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Ms L & Mr H - West Boylston, USA
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Service:
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A real farm, with excellent hiking

The new rooms are lovely---very spacious and well-appointed (with superb reading lights!). The "homestay" atmosphere, with the family-style meals in which the hosts take part, was quite pleasant. The walking in the Naukluft Mountains and on the farm was very enjoyable.

For a group making a clockwise loop trip beginning in Windhoek, I might suggest this as a good first stop.

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Mr & Mrs H - York
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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a working farm with excellent facilities

A very welcoming place with fantastic scenery and walks. We opted to go on the Quiver Tree gorge walk which included a scenic game drive. We were shown great views and lots of animals. Strongly recommend to others.

The food was in the main dining room and the hosts ate with us. Excellent food.

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Mr & Mrs C - Gloucs
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

A good place to stay with lovely home cooking in the evenings. The walking and horse riding options were good especially the Olive Tree Walk.

We did have some concerns as the pool was not as clean as other places and we did witness one of the dogs doing its 'business' near the pool, not very savoury!

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Expert Africa comments

Johanna and Ernst, the owners of Bullsport, take great pride in their property and have responded very proactively to this feedback. They were delighted to hear that these travellers enjoyed the food and activities here but were sorry that a couple of points slightly marred their stay. They have apologized for the pool looking dirty and that the dogs were roaming near the pool. Unfortunately, due recent to high winds, a lot of dust had got into the pool – this has now been cleaned and the pool returns to being blue. Johanna and Ernst have also informed us that they have now finished their own private garden which is fenced in, so the dogs run around in there as opposed to on the lawn by the pool.