Guest Rating: 
 1 Review
Desert Homestead & Horse Trails
The Desert Homestead lies three kilometres northwest of the C19 and D854 roads junction, approx. 32km southeast of Sesriem. The wide grassy valley is sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west.

In this exuisite position, we offer simple but stylish accomodation in thatched chalets which were designed with the fragile beauty of this remarkable environment in mind. The Desert Homestead will ensure you an unrivalled respite from the desert extremes. Tranquil surroundings, Alfresco dining, delectably fresh farm cuisine, refreshing dips in the pool, stunning sunsets and sunrises are the basic pleasures at our lodge.

And meandering across endless plains or discovering ancient water courses on a beautifully groomed steed is a magical and alternative way to appreciate our surroundings. The final remnants of each day sees nature at her most profound. Rugged landscapes bathed in hues of pastel ... a truly humbling experience.
You will experience a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at Desert Homestead. The living areas of
the Main Lodge are all open plan, encouraging guests to move around freely. The most prominent feature is the well sheltered verandah where you can have a leisurely breakfast, lunch and dinner, candle-lit even on windy evenings.

Inside, you will find a cosy lounge with ethnic African decoration and comfortable leather sofas. Satellite TV is available in a separate room and internet facilities for guests are available in the adjacent Curio shop. The bar is attended by a friendly, well educated and communicative barkeeper. Desert Homestead offers creative farm style cuisine with fresh vegetables from our desert gardens.

Accommodation is offered in rustic thatched chalets, all lined up in a good distance from each other between the main lodge and the open grassland. Our staff are well trained and extremely friendly. Fine dining is also in the order of the day as our dishes are prepared with the finest touch.

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding facilities
  • Team Building
  • Dining room
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Curio Shop
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV


Desert Homestead offers 20 thatched, en-suite chalets, all luxuriously decorated in pale linens
and dark wood riempie furniture. Each unit has its own verandah under a latte canopy with Northern views extending to the Rotterkaum Mountains... the ideal retreat after a busy day in the dunes.

Inside they provide luxury, with large single or double beds and en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. The lights and fans in the guest accommodation is powered by a bank of batteries, which are charged by wind and solar power during daytime. All our guest amenities (soaps, shampoo, body lotion etc.) are environmetally friendly.

Desert Homestead & Horse Trails Activities:

Sossusvlei excursions

in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
activity possible early morning or afternoon (preferably morning for photography - departing before sunrise)
small groups only (maximum of 6 guests per vehicle)
rate includes a picnic in the dunes
guide with in depth knowledge of the area
activity duration is approx. ½ a day (approx. 7 - 8 hours)
minimum of 2 guests or single supplement applicable

Naukluft excursions

great option, especially for guests with a 3rd night at the lodge
in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
non strenuous hiking to rock pools, great birding, knowledgeable guide
rate includes snacks and drinks
activity possible morning or afternoon and normally lasts ½ a day (5 - 6 hours)
variety of wildlife
minimum of 2 guests or a single supplement applicable

Sundowner drive

on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve - 22 000 hectares
opportunity to come face to face with the pro-Namib
relaxing way to end the day and enjoy a sundowner with snacks and beautiful views
lasts 2 - 2 ½ hours; leave after tea and back just before dinner
minimum of 2 guests or a single supplement applicable
in an air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle

Horse sleep-outs

short or long version available (1 - 3 nights) dependant on guests riding experience
luxury camping in the desert - dome tents, hot bucket showers, chilled white wine, fine bush cuisine
Horses and camps to suit varied levels of experience from novice to more accomplished
back up team takes care of all logistics
minimum of 2 guests or single supplement applicable

Horse sundowner ride

depart lodge after afternoon tea, and walk down to the stables
ride through varied terrain for about 3 hours
meet back up team at sundowner spot for drinks of your choice and snack platters
ride back under the stars in time for dinner at the lodge
minimum of 2 guests or single supplement applicable

Horse breakfast ride

meet for early morning tea and coffee and depart shortly after sunrise
ride for approx. 4 hours to a scenic breakfast spot and then back to lodge
enjoy champagne and a continental breakfast spread, as well as great views
minimum of 2 guests or single supplement applicable

Self guided walking trail

clearly marked
takes guests up onto a small mountain close to the lodge
lovely views, great way to stretch the legs and unwind after a long drive
ideal first afternoon activity

Other activities in the area

quad biking
hot air ballooning
scenic flights
wine tasting to Neuras Estate
can all be arranged at the lodge by Desert Homestead personnel
scenic helicopter flights

Desert Homestead & Horse Trails Map:

Desert Homestead & Horse Trails Guest Review

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 1 review.

Beautiful place to quietly watch the sunset, make sure to be in time for that.
 Reviewed by Astrid Lindell over a year ago

Other Accommodation near Desert Homestead & Horse Trails :

Accommodation options within 8km from Desert Homestead & Horse Trails include:

A Little Sossus Campsite

A Little Sossus Campsite

  • Guest Rating: 
     (12 reviews)

For one of the best equipped camping sites in Namibia, be sure to visit A Little Sossus Camp Site. Come and enjoy the undisturbed silence of the Namib plains in this Exquisite location.

A Little Sossus Lodge

A Little Sossus Lodge

  • Guest Rating: 
     (4 reviews)

A Little Sossus Lodge will ensure you an unforgettable stay in the tranquil desert surroundings 30km southeast of Sesriem where you can relax under the African sky and our chalets offers you a cool and clean environment.

From: R1055.00
per person sharing