Dabis Guest Farm

Reviews of Dabis Guest Farm

Excellent(94%) From 20 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 20 of our travellers who have visited Dabis Guest Farm, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms H & Mr L - Wales
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dabis Guest Farm review

The farm is run by Jora and Michelle. We were welcomed by Michelle & stayed in room 2 which was more than adequate, Simply firnished but very clean with an area to sit outside & relax. There were no other guests staying at the time we were there.

The gardens are lovely to walk around & there is also a swimming pool & tennis court. We had an afternoon tea with the family & then went on a game drive with Jora which was extremely interesting. Michelle does all the cooking herself & the food was excellent. One of the best meals we had throughout our entire trip.

Learnng about their way of life was extremely interesting & as hosts you could not fault them.

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Mr & Mrs K - Nottingham
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dabis Guest Farm review

This was another unforgettable experience for us - to actually spend a little time with a Namibian family who were very welcoming and informative. We didn't arrive at the farm until about 4pm so we missed the usual afternoon coffee and cake (our fault not theirs) but there was still time for Stefan to take us on a drive around the farm n the back of his truck before the sun went down.

After a welcome hot shower (the temperature having dropped considerably once the sun disappeared although Stefan did look after us with warm blankets in the truck) we went over to the family house where we were served a delicious and hearty meal and then spent an enjoyable hour or two chatting to Stefan about growing up in Namibia and their life on the farm. Jenny was busy elsewhere coping with the two young children (c 3yrs and 18 months and another expected in September).

Our room was basic but very clean and comfy with extra blankets and hot water bottles available.

We wish Stefan and Jenny the best of luck for the future.

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Mr & Mrs R from Somerset
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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An informative and homely stay

We learnt so much about farming in this hostile environment and their wonderful initiatives for a sustainable future. The rooms were simple and clean and our hosts most accomodating.

Food was virtually all from the farm and nicely cooked. We would recommend a stay over here as "must do" to learn more about life in this wonderful country.

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Mrs B - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dabis Guest Farm review

Really enjoyed our night here - great to see round a real working farm. We would have enjoyed a day going round with Stefan to see more.

Stefan and Jenny were very welcoming and their two children made us feel at home! Stefan's enthusiasm and passion for his farm are infectious - we loved hearing about his land and animal management plans.

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Mr. T & Mr. B - Crowthorne
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Working Sheep farm

The Dabis Guest Farm accommodation is average but the surrounding and hospitality of the our hosts, Stefan and Jenny had more then enough to make up for it.

Stefan gave us a tour of their four generation farm with useful information about the farming in unhospital environment. They are almost self sufficient so everything on our dinner plates were from their free range and organic farm. The food was honest and of higher quality so no fancy cooking was need.

A very enjoy one night stop-over place.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dabis Guest Farm review

This was one of the 'high' points of the trip. We had travelled exensively through the country and were fascinated to hear how farmers managed to scratch a living from this inhospitable land.

The farmer's enthusiasm for their farming methods, water extraction, the climate, their family history, their hopes and fears for the future was truely infectious. We enjoyed every moment of our drive.

The accommodation was delightfully presented and the swimming pool was for swimming as the tennis court was for playing on.

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 17-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Unexpected delight.

Friendly and delightful young owners.

Farm drive most interesting and informative.

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The Blue waxbills from Gloucester
Arrived on: 27-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dabis Guest Farm Review

We were really very pleased with our stay here. The owner and his wife simply could not have been more accommodating and friendly. (So was their new baby who was introduced to us and did nothing but smile).

They are forward thinking people who have a long term plan for their farm which is fascinating to learn about. They are environmentally sensitive and showed great enthusiasm to answer what must have been questions they have heard so many times before. Their pride in what they are doing was infectious and we were sorry to leave.

We thought this was just a stop over to break the journey but it turned out to be much much more.

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The black-winged stilts
Arrived on: 6-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dabis Guest Farm review

The location was beautiful and the accommodation was clean, tidy and spacious. The driveway up to the farm was a bit hard going for a 2wd as the farmer had put in some new humps which were a bit big for my car (we scraped over them) - but he had only just done this and mine was the first 2wd to come up the drive so he welcomed the feedback, even though it was a bit negative!!. I'm sure he will get the problem resolved though.

The couple running the farm and guesthouse were absolutely lovely. We went on a fantastic drive around the farm and had a great chat about what he does there. Excellent hosts and we really enjoyed our overnight stay here.

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Mrs S & Ms C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dabis Guest Farm review

nice people, excellent farm drive

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