Bullsport Guest Farm

Reviews of Bullsport Guest Farm

Good(90%) From 85 travellers
Excellent
48
Good
33
Average
3
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 85 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 Barn owl
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

A day at Bullsport

The accomodation at Bullsport was probably not as good as some on our trip but was clean and tidy. The staff were helpful and the food was great.

One of the nice touches of this stay was how the owners sat with the guests at the table for the evening meal. They were charming people and made the evening meal feel very 'homely'

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Expert Africa comments

Having read these comments, Earnst and Johanna very fairly commented to us that travellers should Bullsport understand that Bullsport isn't trying to compete with Namibia's most luxurious lodges, but then their prices don't compete either. They charge around N$545 (about GB£40) per person sharing per night - including dinner, bed and breakfast (which we believe is superb value!).

Earnst and Johanna often sit with their guests at dinner and breakfast, sharing information, giving advice on activities and making them feeling at home. There's plenty of mountain game to be seen on the farm - from kudu to mountain zebra - and a wide range of well-marked, regularly maintained walking and hiking trails - plus a map and description for every trail. They also offer guided horse-trails, and their horses well-fed and trained.

Really they want us to emphasize to us that staying at Büllsport is not about luxurious accommodation; it's about walking, hiking, horse-riding and spending time with engaging Namibians. They assure us that travellers really only get the full feel for the place when they stay for 2-3 days at minimum, and that longer stays are usually better.

Earnst and Johanna do have plans to renovate the rooms at Bullsport in the next months, when the season is over - but the essence of what they're proud to offer won't change at all.

Mr P - West Sussex
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Overnight stay

This was really just an overnight stop, but there were activities we would have done had there been more time.

Two nights would have been better to enable us to do these. Pleasant walk roung the Kudu Trail.

Ernst and Joanna were very welcoming, and we spent an enjoyable evening meal around the table with them, and other guests.

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Mr T - London
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

A very warm welcome - excellent hosts

The accommodation is simple but acceptable, however the warmth of the hosts and their attention to their guests make it a memorable location and a great place to stay.

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Mr-W N.Yorks
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Wonderful Quiver Tree Gorge Walk

This was a great first stop in Namibia after the flight. Easily driveable after the morning arrival and a coffee in Windhoek.

The welcome was great as were the afternoon coffee and cakes. Lots of local walks either from the farm or after being dropped off. VERY good value for money and the evening meals all together were a delight.

The mix of nationalities was great. The horse ride for complete beginners was marvellous even for the two most nervous of our party. Easy reach of the Naukluft park.

We would like to stop here again if we are lucky enough to return.

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Mr J & Mrs S B
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great location, good hosts

Location of Bullsport is great with superb scenery all around.

Hosts were very friendly and welcoming and we spent a very nice evening sharing with them and the other guests at the dinner table. Lovely food too.

Had a superb hike through Quiver tree gorge after a bumpy drive up into the mountains. However, the hike was more of a "scramble" at one point and maybe not for the less adventurous - unless we chose the wrong route here!! There was potential for accidents on the steep sided sections so possibly a safety issue if only 2 people doing it - we were ok as there were 5 of us doing it together. However, we enjoyed tremendously and would highly recommend it.

The only negative point was that although the room was adequate and reasonably comfortable, the bathroom could perhaps do with a bit of a re-furb

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Expert Africa comments

As we do with all our feedback, we’ve sent it back to Africa. In this case to Johanna & Ernst from Büllsport. They commented that they really knowing about it, and will take up the comment on the bathroom....

Regarding the Quivertree Hike, we do agree that this is a hike through an unspoilt and undeveloped mountain gorge, and it’s important that those attempting it should have basic fitness and be fairly sure-footed.

Johanna & Ernst commented that the trail is marked and from ‘point 3’ of the trail, there are then 2 options. There’s an easier option with concrete steps, a chain and handles to go around a boulder. There’s also a more challenging route, for more adventurous hikers.

Both of these routes are clearly mentioned in the detailed description our hikers receive from us before the hike, and both are clearly marked – and we’d agree completely that the hiking here is best-suited to Namibia’s more adventurous visitors.