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October 27, 2011

Duwisib Guest Farm

Duwisib Guest Farm is located in a remote valley, on the edge of the southern Namib Desert, next to one of Namibia’s most unusual historic buildings, Duwisib Castle.

Duwisib’s different accommodation and camping options make it a convenient stopover for overland travellers en route between tourist attractions in the deep south of Namibia and those in the central regions of the country. If you love farm-style holidays and unwinding in beautiful natural surroundings where you can let each day unfold at your own pace, Duwisib Guest Farm is your ideal choice for a longer stay.

Families in particular appreciate the space they find to let children move around in a safe environment and the opportunities for observing various kinds of farm animals that live in spacious fenced farm camps, amongst them ostriches, goats and horses.

Magnificent scenery ranging from grassy savannahs and rugged mountains to desert dunes and plains can be found in our immediate and greater environments. Visitors are presented with options for nature walks and guided sundowner drives on our farm, and guests on self-drive safaris will find it easy to explore places of interests during half-day and full-day excursions under their own steam. The Tiras Mountains, fascinating desert scenery, small historic settlements such as Aus and Helmeringhausen, Namibia’s impressive western escarpment, the vast and game-rich Neisip Plain, the Zaris Pass, and the D707 dubbed Namibia’s most scenic road are all within easy reach of Duwisib.

On our 6000 ha working farm, we offer overnight options in modern en-suite rooms with breakfast included, for self-catering as wells as for camping guests.
A centralised Coffee Shop caters for guests’ requirements regarding snacks, meals, beverages, and fire wood. It also houses a small souvenir shop and our reception, manned daily from breakfast time until sunset.

Guests booked for our freshly prepared farm-style dinners also enjoy the personal attention of our family team. If having a barbeque ‘with-a-view’ at your self-catering accommodation or camp site on the Duwisib Farm is more to your liking, we provide the required ingredients by prior arrangement.

Our Coffee Shop is famous for the best cake and apple pie home-baked in German tradition and freshly percolated coffee, both available all day.

Our modern Castle-view Rooms adjacent to the historic Duwisib Forge each have a private shaded terrace affording undisturbed views across the valley towards the surrounding mountain ranges.

The original Guesthouse with its three rooms en-suite, a room for children with a private yet separate bathroom, a kitchen and a lounge/dining room is suitable for extended family parties and small tour groups, regardless of whether self-catering or B & B accommodation is preferred.

Some of the Guesthouse Rooms have their own private terraces while a bigger communal terrace with barbeque facilities can be found in front of the lounge.

Our free-standing Springbok Chalet consisting of a twin-bedded room, a bathroom, and a covered patio is also available on a self-catering and B & B basis.

All of these different types of accommodation are set well apart in a hilly terrain so that our guests may enjoy the tranquillity and great views of the Duwisib Valley in private.

Our spacious Duwisib Camp Sites nestle amongst beautiful camel-thorn trees, in plain view of the castle. Together with their modern, clean and tastefully tiled ablution facilities, they quickly became a favourite amongst camping enthusiasts visiting our part of southern Namibia.

Each camping spot is equipped with a cold-water tap, a table and chairs as well as with a barbeque big enough to grill some meat or sit around a fire at night.
The ablution block has got separate amenities for ladies and gents, each consisting of hot & cold water shower, hand basin, flush toilet and large mirror.
A sink for washing dishes is provided on the outside of the structure that was built from natural rock occurring on our farm.

At Duwisib Guest Farm, all electricity available in guest rooms and required for warm water geysers is solar-generated exclusively. Only on rare occasions, guests staying in rooms might still have to make use of petroleum lamps and candles provided for lighting after sunset.

Since 2010, Duwisib has got mobile phone network coverage as well and our office can assist guests with email and internet services on request.

Whether you are on your way from Luderitz, the Fish River Canyon, Keetmanshoop, Rosh Pinah or the Gariep (Orange) River Valley to Sossusvlei, the Naukluft Mountains or Windhoek, Duwisib Guest Farm is your most convenient half-way stop – for taking a break at our Coffee Shop and stretching your legs while sightseeing Duwisib Castle and for exploring the natural beauty of rural southern Namibia for as long as you wish.

FACTS: Located next to Duwisib Castle: On road D826 80km south-west of Maltahöhe 100km north-west of Helmeringhausen 175km south-east of Sesriem Gate (Sossusvlei entrance)

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