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Just east of Aus, Klein Aus Vista lodge is nestled in the granite-gneiss hills with magnificent views of the landscape. This is the area where the Namib Desert begins to merge with golden grasses, where wild horses roam free and people once gathered with diamond dreams. Klein Aus Vista provides the perfect base to explore south-western Namibia, as a destination in itself or a perfect halfway stop en route from the canyon to the red dunes of Sossusvlei or vice versa.

The attractive and airy rooms are built in a style indicative of the late century farmhouse and painted a deep, rich sienna that glows alluringly in the late afternoon sunshine. Put up feet on your veranda enjoying Klein Aus calm, partake in a day or sunset drive or explore the numerous mountain-bike and walking trails that skirt the rocky hills. Here you will discover old WWI ramparts, an old Hudson motorcar riddled with bullet holes from an almost-forgotten shoot-out with diamond smugglers, viewpoints with extraordinary vistas, springbok on the plains and, if lucky, klipspringer poised on the rocky slopes. Further afield, visit the wild horses at the Garub waterhole, 20km to the west, and the old diamond mining town of Kolmanskop and Lüderitz, 100km onwards. Return in the late afternoon to Klein Aus peace. Relax on the upstairs wooden deck, around the fireplace in the cosy lounge or at the Wild Horse bar until you cannot resist the enticing supper aromas any longer. Outside the sky will be alight with streaks of sunset colour until the twinkling stars and moon appear. And with them lie the promise of a good night's sleep and the anticipation of a new day.

S 26˚ 39.121 E 16˚ 14.608

Lodge Information

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 B&B rate. For teenagers 13 years and older we charge the adult rates.
Mail:
reservations(at)klein-aus-vista.com
Tel:
+264 63 258116
Tel (Alternate):
+264 63 258021
Fax:
+264 63 258021
After Hours:
+264 81 129 2424 (24-hour emergency contact)

Rooms & Rates

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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. Enquire
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This unit has 3 single 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. Enquire
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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. Enquire

Activities

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 2018: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018 N$ 375 pp
Desert Tour (leaving early in the morning)
Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, (God’s Window), min. 4 persons per excursion
Half Day to Kubub. Season 2018: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018 N$ 600 pp
Full Day to Kubub. Season 2018: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018 N$ 950 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.
. Self-guided
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 2018: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018 N$ 45 pp
Mountain Biking
There is a choice of different routes on well marked trails : varying from 18 km to 35 km - mostly single track trails, recommended for riders with intermediate skills - Rent duel suspension bikes.
Season 2018: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018 Park fee N$ 45 pp, bike rental fee: N$ 350 per day
Horse Riding
Subject to availability. Please contact info@klein-aus-vista.com for further information.

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