Bullsport Guest Farm

Reviews of Bullsport Guest Farm

Good(90%) From 168 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 168 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.
Mr W & Miss P from UK
Arrived on: 13-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Friendly family orientated farm stay

As a first drive using gravel roads Bullsport was about the right distance to travel from Windhoek.

It was nice to dine with fellow travellers and our hosts in the evening. The was no choice of menu but what was served was substantial so if the salad was no to ones liking there was more soup.
There was an honesty system on the bar which was a nice touch, everyone had a numbered notebook that corresponded to the number of their accommodation which they logged their alcohol consumption in so the bill could be prepared on leaving day.

There were a number of walks/trails accessible from the farm and a file contained copies of the routes and details of how long and strenuous they were, which could be taken out on each walk. Wildlife was not abundant and as it is classed as bushmeat so any wildlife spots were rare and brief.

On returning to the farm we were inevitably greeted by one or more of the four jack russell dogs which made you feel like part of the family. The pool despite being cool was welcome in the heat

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Expert Africa comments

We are delighted that these travellers enjoyed their stay at Bullsport and that they were able to feel like one of the family - the ability to get to know your hosts has long been one of the draws here.

However, to put the low wildlife densities in context - the Naukluft Mountains have been gripped by drought for the last 5 years. As a result Bullsport has been forced to sell almost all of its livestock to protect what little vegetation is left and give the resident wildlife the best chance of survival but despite this, animal numbers have declined. This said, the landscapes remain stunning, and we’ve always through of the walking and hosting as the main draws here. So it’s best to view any wildlife as a nice bonus.

Mr & Mrs W from Winchester
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Good hosts; Ernst and Joanna
Comfortable, unsophisticated and homely
Nice homemade communal dinners
Good excursion to Quiver Tree gorge
Lovely tea and cake in the afternoon
Helpful with car tyre pressure adjustment.

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Mr I P from Uk
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

A nice working farm with very friendly hosts who were happy to answer our many questions regarding the issues that face farmers in Namibia - we found this very interesting.

The room was excellent; it was well designed, had a very comfortable bed, had A/C that had recently been installed and, had good hot showers!

Dinner is an occasion when all guests and hosts meet and sit around 1 or 2 tables for a communal meal - the food is hearty and there was certainly plenty of it. One minor issue for us was that the meal is served very quickly and it was all over in about 45 mins - we would have preferred a bit longer. We walked the Quiver Tree trail which was a amazing - it had superb views and we are so pleased that we made the effort to do this!

Special thanks to Jonathan who took us on a landrover ride to the top of the Quiver Tree Trail.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Friendly stopping off point

We stayed one night at Bullsport - a very pleasant and friendly place to break our journey.

This area is not as scenic as some parts of Namibia, so probably not a place to linger unless you're keen on horse riding.

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Mr & Mrs S from Oxon
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great location for independent walking

We had visited Bullsport in 1999 and were happy to return. It is not designer Africa but none the worse for that - Bullsport is still a working farm.

It is an excellent location for a variety walks on clearly marked trails. The scenery is impressive, the geology is interesting and the plant life surprisingly varied. There is also good bird life around the farm. The accommodation is comfortable but not fancy - brand new AC units had just been installed and were wonderfully quiet. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed all our meals although mosquitos were a nuisance when we ate outside.

We stayed for four nights but would have liked a least one more day to complete all the walks.

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Frank & Cath from Retford
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

We were pleased that the afternoon farm drive that had to be called off because of a thunderstorm was rearranged (as a modified quiver tree drive) the following morning before our departure. We didn’t ask for this so excellent service.

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Mr & Mrs H from UK
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Bullsport Guest Farm review

Because of our flight delay we were only able to stay at Bullsport for one night, but actually that proved to be enough. It is a useful stop off on what otherwise would have been a long drive to our next destination. Because our visit was curtailed we were very kindly offered an afternoon trip to the Quiver Tree Gorge for just the 2 of us. We were driven there and escorted by our excellent guide David, and felt we learnt so much more than if we had done the hike on our own, which is what usually happens. He pointed out so many interesting features regarding plant life, geology, animals and birds.

The accommodation at Bullsport is quite simple, but spacious and comfortable. The meals were fine but they have a system of allotting you tables which wasn't explained and we kept getting moved around.

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Mr & Mrs J from Bristol
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely family atmosphere at Bullsport

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Bullsport.

We particularly enjoyed the family atmosphere where we were greeted by Jonathon and his dad who also joined us for our evening meal.

We didn't take part in any of the organised activities but enjoyed walking along the well sign posted trails around the estate and enjoyed the views as well, as seeing some "plains game" on the way.

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Mrs F & Mr N from Surrey
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good walking base

We only had 1 night here but would have liked 2.

Well ordered farm with a small swimming pool and large lounge area in the farmhouse to si read, drink, wifi etc. The owners were friendly, lovely dinner outside that included zebra and helpful staff.

Several self guided walks and we did one after breakfast before leaving. Horse riding options, even for beginners, that I would try if we returned

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Mr & Mrs B from Herts
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very homely and welcoming stay

This was a very homely and relaxed place to stop at. On both evenings we sat outside for dinner with our hosts and enjoyed excellent food and company.

We walked one of their trails on our own in the morning and in the afternoon we were taken to Quiver Gorge and walked about half of the way up with a one of the staff. This was not on their list of activities but when we said that we didn't want to do the whole of the trail from the top the owners offered to do this for us. The Quiver trees, Baobabs and other sights in the gorge were stunning.

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