- Located in Klein-Aus Vista
- Horse riding and biking
- Rooms with views
Settled in the Klein Aus Vista, Namibia, Desert Horse Inn strikes the perfect balance between homeliness and attraction, evoking a sense of the Western-style living usually seen on film. Its proximity to culturally interesting towns, as well as its access to unique areas of the reserve under the Aus Mountains, makes the Inn an ideal base from which to walk, bike, or drive through the surrounding scenic landscapes.
Guest accommodation consists of 30 rooms – 24 Twin, 3 Triple, and 3 Four-bed – spread across rolling plains. Each rooms features en-suite facilities and provides a good view of the reserve. There are also four rooms in the Farmhouse, all of which share an outside sitting area.
The main lodge – a great wooden structure overlooking the reserve – houses most of the main facilities at the camp. There is a spacious lounge with a fireplace, restaurant and bar, with a seating area upstairs, as well as an outside deck where guests can eat, drink, and enjoy the views as wild horse gallop past.
Like its sister lodge, Eagle’s Nest Chalets, the Inn provides a great spot from which to explore Luderitz, a nearby coastal town, Kolamskop, an abandoned diamond settlement, or the rich wildlife found in the surrounding reserve. In addition to on-site game drives through Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, there are opportunities for guests to participate in self-guided walks, sundowner drives, horse riding, and mountain biking.
Whilst children of all ages are welcome, there are no rollaway beds or cribs available. Therefore, the camp is best suited to older children with the maturity to enjoy all the activities on offer.
- Located on lip of Fish River Canyon
- Spectacular views
- Modern minimalist styling
- Private Reserve
- Good location for the Canyon
- Friendly atmosphere
- Farmhouse feel
- Swimming Pool
- Great location for the Canyon
- Swimming Pool
- Friendly Staff
- Quirky & unusual
- Great views
- Friendly staff
- 20km from Fish River Canyon
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your email! It was amazing thank you! We had the best time, everything ran smoothly (aside from a break-down due to faulty clutch on day 1 of the tour, but our guide / driver sorted that and we were back on track by that evening). Saw all the things we wanted to see, even a mum and cub cheetah. Our boys have had such a different holiday and a fab taste of the world! Thank you so much for organising this for us. We’d definitely recommend our guide/driver (Tuhafeni) and assistant (Frans) again. Nicola
Nicola T reviewing Highlights of Namibia - Family Group Tour on 18 August 2023