Reviews of Desert Horse Inn
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Desert Horse Inn review
This accommodation was above our expectation and food was excellent.Read more about the whole safari
Very homely with a lot of thoughtful touches
After the remoteness of Fish River, it was great to arrive at Desert Horse Inn - it had a very homely feel and the room had a few thoughtful touches like a hot water bottle and blankets in case it got chilly.
The restaurant and bar area were lovely - we didn't eat dinner there as we were full from lunch although the barman did suggest a cheese platter which went down a treat - breakfast was lovely with lots of home made treats
Relaxed camping at Desert Horse Inn
We camped at Desert Horse Inn for 2 nights. On our arrival, we missed the entrance to the campsite. There are no signs for Desert Horse Inn at the side of the road, but there are for Klein Aus Vista and that is where you need to be. This was indicated in our travel information, but we noticed it a bit late.
However, this gave us the chance to visit the Garub waterhole immediately. The campsite itself is nicely located at the side of a few mountains. All facilities are good, the main building and reception area are at Klein Aus Vista which is 2km from the campsite.
Friendly, homely place to stay
A very comfortable place to stay with individual chalet rooms well spread out, with a number of local walks with good views.
Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the meals were excellent. One of the owner brothers came around each table at dinner and gave us some great insights into the lodge, the hstory of the area and the Namibian climate.
A walk in the evening gave great views at sundown even if we did lose the route on the return so walked further than planned!
We only saw a few of the desert horses in the area and not close enough for photos. The drive to Luderitz is amazing with the barren Karoo desert, including sandstorms closer to Luderitz, albeit not sufficient to impact driving on the tarred road.
We had two lunches at the Bahnhof Hotel in Aus coming and going. It is a friendly and efficient spot with a surprising good and broad menu and worth a stop in the town.
Fantastic private cabins
Great cabins and good meals.
Actually spotted a few wild horses.
A truly wonderful place to stop over.
The location is fantastic, with incredible scenery and really well worth a visit.
The afternoon tour with drinks and game drive was a marvellous experience. This site is worthy of a two night stop over. One night is really not enough to take in all the tours and attractions the site has to offer.
The buffet meals really exceeded our expectations as was by far the best to date.
we upgraded to Eagles Nest - 6 or 7 chalets about 7km from the main lodge. Lovely room with amazing views.
Supper on the first night was not good, and we thought rather expensive compared to other meals we ate in Namibia, because we felt we were a captive audience. So on the next night we went to Aus for supper - the Bahnhof hotel, wonderful meal great service - we loved it!
Comfortable accommodation in nature reserve
After our "wobble" en route about staying in Aus, this proved to be a great place to stay. We were glad we were not at Eagle's Nest because of accessibility. Comfortable accommodation and good food. Service somewhat impersonal.
Good place for walking and seeing the desert horses. Very easy drive on good tarred road into Luderitz, an interesting town but we were glad we were not staying there! The ghost town of Kolmanskop was fascinating - certainly a must visit.
The garage/general store in Aus efficiently dealt with our punctured tyre. We had insufficient cash with us for this, but there is an ATM in the store which dispenses a maximum of $1500. The store supplied all our needs, including loperamide tablets for the diarrhoea after our stay at Desert Horse Inn.
Desert Horse Inn review
Very nice pool. Good food.Read more about the whole safari
Desert Horse Inn review
The Desert Horse Inn was a very nice surprise -- attractive and well located just outside of Aus. Very comfortable and attractive rooms/lodges (with a U.S. Western flavor). One of the very nice features were several hiking options nearby in very attractive country.
You had several trails to pick from and all were well-blazed and with outstanding views. We didn't even think about running into animals until we hit the first troop of baboons. The main area had an attractive outdoor seating area for drinks and the dining room was just above with tables sprinkled around the balconies if you wanted to sit outside. While we didn't stay there, we walked through the camp grounds, which also looked quite nice. Just down the road in Aus is the Banholf guesthouse, worth the trip for a nice lunch. The food was excellent as was the service and the setting.
The guide book suggests there is a good gift shop at the DHI, but I'd have to disagree with that.