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DESERT HORSE INN

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.

As long as Namibia’s borders are shut for foreign travelers, Klein-Aus Vista would like to encourage our fellow Namibians to visit Namibia’s beautiful south! Klein-Aus Vista offers self-catering options at Desert Horse Campsite, Geisterschlucht Cabin, Eagle’s Nest Chalets as well as at Desert Horse Inn. Please enquire directly at Klein-Aus Vista regarding the more than 50% discount on accommodation. For more information please click here.

S 26˚ 39.121 E 16˚ 14.608

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Lodge Information

Available Services
Credit Card: Visa, Master
Property Facilities
30 Rooms (20 Twin, 7 Triple and 3 Family Rooms)
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming Pool
Mobile Connectivity
Secure Parking
Fans
Air-conditioning for cooling and heating
En-suite bathrooms, showers
Safe
Veranda
Tea / Coffee Facilities
Veranda
WiFi available
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 63 258 116
Tel (Alternate):
+264 (0)67 258 021
Fax:
+264 (0)886 23302
After Hours:
+264 81 129 2424

Rooms & Rates

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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, air- conditioning for cooling and heating, and a ceiling fan. Check Availability
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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, air-conditioning for cooling and heating, and a ceiling fan. Check Availability

Activities

Scenic Sunset Drive (guided)
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
Season 2021: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021 N$ 450 pp
Desert Tour (guided)
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 2020 - 31 December 2020 | Half Day to Kubub. Departure in the mornings or afternoons. N$ 650 pp
Season 2021: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021 | Full Day to Kubub, Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park, God's Window. Min. 4 persons per excursion. N$ 1100 pp
Season 2021: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021 | Half Day to Kubub, Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park. Min. 4 persons per excursion. N$ 750 pp
Day trip to Lüderitz and Kolmanskop (self-guided)
Lüderitz is just 120km away and the Ghost town of Kolmanskop only 115km (tar road). Klein-Aus Vista is the ideal starting point for a trip to both places. 20km 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 2020 | 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
Hiking Trails (self-guided)
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
Season 2021: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021 N$ 50 pp park fee
Mountain Biking (self-guided)
There is a choice of different routes on well marked 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
Season 2021: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021 Park fee N$ 50 pp, bike rental fee: N$ 400 pp per day
Stone Horse/UI HÄB Land Art (self-guided)
A short hike takes you to a lookout point with a unique view into the vast landscape and at a Land Art work of art. A 100x150m galloping horse has been set in stone on the plains of Klein-Aus Vista Lodge in south-western Namibia in honour of Namibia’s century-old population of wild horses. (Morning/afternoon, 1-2 hours)
Season 2021: 1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021 N$ 50 pp park fee

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