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

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Campsite facilities Property facilities

Barbecue facilities Eco-friendly
Water tab Bar
Communal ablution blocks Wifi
Swimming pool

Lodge Information

Available Services
Credit Card: Visa, Master
Property Facilities
10 Campsites
Ablution Facilities (gas heated showers & flush toilets)
Benches, Grill & Windbreak
Barbeque packs are available
Restaurant (1.5 km away)
No Power Points
Secure Parking
Mobile Connectivity
Child Policy
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 Cabin rate. For teenagers 13 years and older we charge the adult rates.
+264 63 258 116
Tel (Alternate):
+264 (0)63 258 021
+264 (0)67 258 021
After Hours:
+264 81 129 2424

Rooms & Rates


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 2019: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019 N$ 45 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 2019: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019 N$ 415 pp
Desert Tour (morning and afternoon departures)
Kubub, Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, (God’s Window), min. 4 persons per excursion
Season 2019: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019 | Full Day to Kubub. N$ 1000 pp
Season 2019: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019 | Half Day to Kubub. 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 2018/19 | 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 Self-guided
Mountain Biking
There is a choice of different routes on well market trails: varying from 18 km to 35 km - mostly single track trails - recommended for riders with intermediate skills. Rent dual suspension bikes.
Season 2019: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019 Park fee N$ 45 pp, bike rental fee: N$ 400 per day
Horse Riding
Subject to availalbility. Please contact for further information.


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