Reviews of BullsPort Lodge & Farm
Wildlife sightings and reviews
175 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited BullsPort Lodge & Farm and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Good place for a stopover"
Went on a couple of walks and on the second found the gate at the end of a two hour walk that the gate was locked and not climbable. The hosts knew we were taking this walk and were not very apologetic. Managed to get through eventually. Same problem would have occured for others next day had we not advised them!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
They apologised for the locked gate and explained that this is a new
measure to prevent drivers from incorrectly crossing private property. As
a result of these travellers feedback they have added a note to their
trail maps reminding travellers to take the gate key. They also advise
that all walkers inform staff of their plans before they set out on a walk.
"Excellent hosts and accommodation"
"Great stay on farm"
Went that extra mile." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
I sat next to a man at dinner on the first night who did not direct one question to me: the next day I accosted him and discovered he was indeed Mr. Sauber, the owner, so we had to do our own introductions. We asked for a guide but were told that they had to be 'ordered' a day in advance: we had not been informed of this. When Mrs. Sauber returned 24 hours later, the atmosphere changed, but this was too late for us.
The low walks we were able to do were not all that interesting (very few animals) and we were plagued by flies: the two most interesting walks (for which we needed a guide!) are not suitable for someone with vertigo, like me. It is the low season for Büllsport and we certainly felt as if we were not important.
Our room was one of the new ones and it was good: the older rooms did not look very appealing.
Büllsport is not a place I would send anyone: however IF you are interested in horses or IF you have a head for heights it could be interesting but for a maximum of two days, never three." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Bullsport were concerned that these clients were unhappy with their stay and would like us to point out that their guest farm offers a simpler style of accommodation in comparison to the formal surroundings and more organised activities of a lodge. In Bullsport's case, being small and owner run with a low number of staff, they do need some notice in order for a guide to be available, unlike some of Namibia's larger (and more costly) lodges. Having said this, a guide is not necessary for any of their trails, which are well marked and maintained, and horse riding can be booked on arrival, so it is rarely an issue.
Bullsport are sorry that these guests' stay did not live up to their expectations and that the situation was not handled well.
"Bullsport Guest Farm"
Well marked walks. We liked having meals with the family." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
"Exactly as we expected."
"Bullsport Guest Farm review"
Excursion to Quiver Tree Gorge with Ernst as guide was brilliant , lots of mountain zebras, kudu, babboons etc.
Also really good walks self guided around the farm and chance to enjoy the lovely location and scenery.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and was an excellent introduction to Namibia." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Bullsport Guest Farm review"
Spotting mountain zebra on morning walk was highlight." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
We followed detailed maps on various walks around the premises. Word of warning - we are very fit and thought that a 6 hour walk would mean 4 - 5. Well, we were wrong. In the heat this is quite another thing. Saw some animals and lush greenery hidden on the long trail.
Food was fantastic and great to eat with the other guests. Spent some time by the pool, but too cold to swim. Breakfast was basic, but nice. I loved our hosts getting immersed in their story telling at night. These are people who live and breathe Namibia and it shows. Rooms was great once again. Large, airy, modern decor.
All in all a wonderful experience." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
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