Just east of Aus, Desert Horse Inn 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. Desert Horse Inn 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.
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.
The attractive and airy rooms of Desert Horse Inn, 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.
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.
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.
Excursions & drives
We gladly show you the fascinating plant and animal world of the Succulent Karoo on a scenic drive through Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park. Klein-Aus Vista is also a great starting point for excursions to the Wild Horses or to the deserted diamond settlement of Kolmanskop.
Namibia stands for endless horizons, wilderness and beautiful natural settings. An excellent way to experience the stunning nature of Namibia is to go on a mountain bike ride through these wide and mountainous landscapes. We laid out different trails on our land which cater for intermediate to advance mountain bikers and guide you through the wild romantic scenery of the Aus Mountains in Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park and the neighboring Farm Kubub. Our trails lead you through the impressive biodiversity, geology and historical sites of the area.
There are numerous ways to discover the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park and its adjacent lands. For nature-and adventure lovers, we offer various marked hiking trails which guide you through the wildly romantic scenery of the Aus Mountains to explore the flora and fauna of the Succulent Karoo desert. The trails cater for both beginners and experienced hikers and we have six different hiking trails to choose from.
All trails are carefully marked with differently coloured arrows. At every starting point we located an Info Kiosk with detailed maps and information of all trails and specific parking spots, so that you can comfortably start from several locations, regardless of where you are staying at Klein-Aus Vista.