Bullsport Guest Farm

Reviews of Bullsport Guest Farm

Good(89%) From 117 travellers
Excellent
62
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 117 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.
Miss H. from London
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Family Run & Friendly

A good place to stop in between Sossus and Windhoek however the room was a bit basic and smelt strongly of paint, we also didn't have mosquito nets over our beds, which wasn't ideal.

It is family owned and run and we thought perhaps we would be dining with the family rather than other guests, who were all speaking German so we didn't understand much of the conversation at the table - time for us to start learning another language i think! But there was a young guy who worked there who sat at our table and did some translating for us, which was very nice of him.

The best parts were the location (Naukluft Mountains) - the gorge walk was amazing and our guide very informative, he was clearly very enthusiastic about the location and the nature and was happy to stop for pictures and explain bits about the area and wildlife. He could spot an eagle's nest from a mile off!

Another plus is the impact it had on us, it has stuck with me since because it felt like we had stepped back in time, not necessarily a good thing in itself but something fascinating to witness, the colonial past that you might think is confined to history is still very present here.

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Expert Africa comments

We passed these comments onto Bullsport, who always takes any feedback very seriously. Johanna from Bullsport explained that these guests were originally booked into a standard room, but were upgraded to a brand new luxury room for their stay. As the room was so new, it may still have smelt of paint, and Bullsport are very sorry for this. Johanna has commented she will work on the soft furnishings in the room, since these travellers found it to be a bit basic. Windows and doors are fitted with mosquito screens, and so there is no need for mosquito nets over the beds. Furthermore, this area of Namibia is not malarial, and is generally very dry. As such, mosquitos are rarely a problem here.

M and M from Flanders
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great hospitality at a working farm

We loved this place.

All the comfort of the luxury lodges but with a much more interesting atmosphere due to the nature of the establishment as a commercial farm. Joanna and Ernst are fine and entertaining hosts (as are the young interns from Germany who they are supporting).

Our guide David on a couple of activities was brilliant and made sure we got the most out of some fabulous drives and walks.

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Mr & Mrs R - Hereford
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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we found it a good over night stop

we found it difficult to find, as their sign was off the road in amongst other signs. Very nice spacious room , good food, set in nice surroundings. we probably didn't need this stop, we could have driven a bit further that day.we could have got to Hoodia desert lodge.

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Mr P and Dr S from Italy
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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A good 1-night stop

OK but not easy to spot (mini-sign which is easy to miss)

Communal eating was fun and we made friends.... but it has the potential to become a bit awkward!

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The L Family from Wilts
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bullsport - Great Mountain Visit

We visited end July 2015 and stayed 1 night

Although the owners were away, we were well looked after by Jonathan and shown around our nice (luxury) rooms. We arrived in time to go on one of the many marked walks which was good, although we didn't see that much 'wildlife' apart from birds.

The evening meal was around the table with our hosts and other guests which made for an interesting evening. We were able to have a good chat and get a good understanding of what it was like to run a farm in Namibia, and the challenges of farming in a very arid climate with erratic rainfall.

The next day we opted to go on the Quiver Tree Trail trip. After breakfast we boarded the truck and headed off on a 2hr drive up the mountains with regular stops to look at animals and the views. Our guide was amazing at being able to spot animals in the distance. We then got off the vehicle and walked down into a gorge. The transition was amazing. You go from a parched arid landscape into another world with water flowing down the gorge via beautiful pools, massive fig trees, lots of different birds and many spectacular Quiver trees. It is an easy well marked track, but there are diversions with more challenging sections for those that want, which me and the boys did. We were met at the bottom by the vehicle for the short drive back to the farm. We would highly recommend this trip.

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Mr and Mrs W, from the backwoods!
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Farm

Superb trip to the Quiver Tree Gorge - guide David was excellent and we saw magnificent wildlife: quiver trees, mountain zebra eagles etc. A really good activity.

Completing our own walks on the property with maps provided was also a real chance to get out into the landscape.

It was cold, even colder than expected and later locations put hot water bottles in the beds- this would have been a good addition here.

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Mr F & Ms E - USA
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Like staying with friends

The Bullsport experience is really unique among all the other lodges/hotels we stayed in, in that the hosts truly welcome you as if you were a guest staying with them, and not just a tourist who made a booking at their lodge. And they do this with an unassuming and casual candor that makes it feel natural and pleasant, rather than a business angle.

For me the highlight of our very brief one night stay here was the family style dinner, and not because it was a delicious home made meal, but rather because we got to spend a few hours having a conversation in fascinating company. I loved that Ernst and Johanna don't shy away from potentially polarizing topics, and are happy to share their opinions and stories with their guests. It was an enlightening and wholly refreshing experience, and we remain grateful for their hospitality.

We didn't have time to do the Quivertree gorge hike, but we did do an evening game drive through the farm, and a morning horseback ride, on both of which we were treated to spectacular scenery, and a wealth of information about farming in Namibia. Our room was fantastic - large and beautifully appointed. I do wish there was a heater that didn't involve an open flame, as it got really cold at night.

A really great option, especially for anyone interested in getting more under the skin, and learning from the locals.

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Mr & Mrs F from Glastonbury
Arrived on: 28-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Comfortable and interesting stay at Bullsport

This is a superb location for visiting and walking in the Naukluft. A working farm with walking trails which we hope to return to in the future so we can experience some more of their walks.

Accommodation is generous, well equipped. Food good home cooking (although the chef had some difficulty in comprehending precise dietary requirements but Johanna was prompt in remedying this).

Our hosts Ernst, Johanna, their managers and staff were welcoming and informative about the farm and the area.

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Ms K. from Alberta
Arrived on: 18-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

This was a working farm and somewhat less 'posh' than many of our other bookings. The owners were very available and easy to talk to.

The highlight was a hike down the Quiver Tree gorge. It was the only place we could really hike in all of our travels. Other places had guided walks instead.

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The Keens from Connecticut
Arrived on: 24-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farrm

The Bullsport GH was wonderful. The room and food were great. The owners and staff were very helpful and friendly.

We had a wonderful hike on one of their trails the first day. The next day we had a staff member drive us up to the top of the mountains where we hiked down through the canyon ourselves. The drive up was like a guided tour.

We loved the way the owner and staff ate dinner at the tables with the guests.

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