Desert Horse Campsite at Klein Aus Vista is a magical campsite. It will call you back again like an echo. Resting in an amphitheatre of rock, it's a hideaway that evokes the feeling of wilderness although only a 2 kilometer-drive from Desert Horse Inn. The sites are positioned under giant camelthorn trees, some adorned with sociable weaver nests. Here bird, tree and sky exchange stories. Klein Aus is renowned for this vista. You will remember these sunsets. As prime spot in the area, Desert Horse Campsite provides an ideal base to explore the south-western corner of Namibia.
Here, wild horses of the Namib roam, desert sand blows through old diamond towns, the stars twinkle in your dreams and nearby Lüderitz holds century-old dreams. At Klein Aus Vista camping pleasures are enjoyed to the full. Each of the ten sites is equipped with a tap, table with benches, grill and windbreak. We offer hot-water showers and flush toilets while the courtesy of Mother Nature provides space and grace. Note that there are no power point outlets at the Desert Horse camp. If you have equipment that need to be charged it can be done at reception of Desert Horse Inn. Barbecue packs are also available at the reception of Desert Horse Inn (1.5 km); those who like to skip cooking for a change are more than welcome at the Inn's restaurant (subject to space available, please enquire upon arrival). Several hiking trails run through the valley; the Vista Trail leads to a lookout point where you can watch the sun disappear behind the distant horizon at the far end of vast desert plains. There's nothing quite like the simple pleasures: camaraderie around the campfire and the enchantment of a star-studded heaven rich in myths. On nights when the moon is a slender curve, look up at Orion's belt; find the Southern Cross and wonder. Feel the invigorating energy of the wild spaces of Namibia. Enter its peace.
GPS-coordinates in 'degree, decimal-minutes': S 26° 39.121 E 16° 14.608
Ablution Facilities (gas heated showers & flush toilets)
Benches, Grill & Windbreak
Barbeque packs are available
Restaurant, Bar and Swimming Pool (1.5 km away at the Desert Horse Inn)
No Power Points
Children are most welcome at all our venues. Children up to 5 years old are free of charge; for children between the age of 6 and 13 years we charge 50 per cent of the camping rate. For teenagers 13 years and older we charge the adult rates.
Each of the ten sites is equipped with a tap, table, grill and windbreak. Shower and toilet facilities are easily reachable. No power point outlets at the campsite. Please charge your equipment at reception of Desert Horse Inn. Breakfast excluded.Check Availability
This unit has 2 single beds and 1 bunk bed sleeping 2 as well as an en-suite bathroom with shower, lounge and veranda. It is equipped with a fridge, tea/coffee facilities, personal safe, heater fan and ceiling fan.Check Availability
This unit has two 3/4 beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower, lounge and veranda. It is equipped with a fridge, tea/coffee facilities, personal safe, heater fan and ceiling fan.Check Availability
This open plan chalet has two 3/4 beds, two single beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower. It is equipped with a kitchen, stocked mini bar, fire place, private veranda and an outside barbecue.Check Availability
This open plan chalet has one double bed and one single bed and an en-suite bathroom with shower. It is equipped with a kitchen, stocked mini bar, fire place, private veranda and an outside barbecue.Check Availability
This open plan chalet has two 3/4 beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The lounge is equipped with a kitchen, a stocked mini bar and a fire place; a private veranda and an outside barbecue are also available.Check Availability
Hiking Trails / Mountain Bike Trails
Explore the flora and fauna of the Succulent Karoo desert on your own. You have five different hiking trails to choose from. They are well marked and take you through the wildly romantic scenery of the Aus Mountains. Duration: between 2 and 5 hours
Season 2020: 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
N$ 50 pp park fee
Scenic Sunset Drive
These drives in the late afternoon present an opportunity to experience the incredible scenic beauty of Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park at dusk. (min. 3 persons per excursion)
Season 2020 : 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
N$ 400 pp
Kubub, Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, (God’s Window), min. 4 persons per excursion
Discover the delights and impressive scenery of the Succulent Karoo Desert.
Season 2020: 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020 | Full Day to Kubub. Departure in the mornings.
N$ 1000 pp
Season 2020: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020 | Half Day to Kubub. Departure in the mornings or afternoons.
N$ 650 pp
Day trip to Lüderitz and Kolmanskop
Lüderitz is just 120 km away and the ghost town of Kolmanskop only 115 km (tar road). Klein-Aus Vista is the ideal starting point for a trip to both places. 20 km from Aus, on the way to or back from Luderitz, visit the Garub water hole where the wild horses and several other animals of the desert plains can be found. The Wild Horses of the Namib have roamed this harsh habitat since 1915 and are an experience one should not miss.
Season 2019/20 | Visiting hours Kolmanskop: Monday to Saturday 8:00 to 14:00, Sunday and public holiday 8:00 to 13:00; guided tours (45-60min tours offered in English and German): Monday to Saturday 9:30 and 11:00; Sunday and public holiday 10:00
There is a choice of different routes on well market trails: varying from 18 km to 65 km - mostly single track trails - recommended for riders with intermediate skills.
Rent dual suspension bikes.
Season 2020: 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
Park fee: N$ 50 pp, Bike rental fee: N$ 400 per day