The Desert Horse Inn is situated on Klein Aus Vista Nature Reserve, 2km from the small town of Aus, in southern Namibia. The lodge is situated on a 10 hectare farm that borders on the Sperrgebiet (forbidden diamond mining area).

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This establishment is an ideal stopover between Keetmanshoop, Fish River Canyon, and Luderitz. The Namib Desert Wild Horses are often found near the lodge. Where the Aus mountain escarpments meets desert plains and dunes, encounter the ultimate hiking experience, horse trails and guided Desert Horse viewing excursions.

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Guided tours are available into an exclusive concession area in the Namib Naukluft Park, which hosts attractions such as the Namib Feral Horses, the red Koichab Dune belt, ancient Camel thorn tree forest and extinct volcanic mountain.

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Desert Horse Inn Accommodation

The Desert Horse Inn has 4 individual farmhouse rooms which are old and part of the original farmhouse building. These bedrooms all share an outside sitting area, in front of the rooms, with lots of shade provided by a large tree.

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Each bedroom also has its own outside entrance. In addition to these 4 individual rooms, it has a further 20 standard rooms in slightly more modern and newer chalets. The rooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms and each room has a fan, fridge, tea / coffee making facilities, a safe and mosquito nets.

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Accommodation Options at Desert Horse Inn

  • Twin Rooms
  • Triple Rooms
  • Camping
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Desert Horse Inn Amenities

  • Lounge Area
  • Outside Veranda
  • Air-conditioning for Heating & Cooling
  • Ceiling Fan
  • En-suite Bathrooms with Showers
  • Safe
  • Fridge
  • Tea / Coffee Facilities
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Facilities at Desert Horse Inn

  • Private Lounge
  • Bar Area
  • Upstairs Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry Services
  • A La Carte Restaurant
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What To Do at Desert Horse Inn

Embark on scenery dives and explore the mountains on bikes while others may enjoy hikes on trails of rocky hills. You'll uncover historic tales and live vicariously through the legends.


  • Wild Horses
  • Scenic Drives
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dunes
  • The Rock Art at Kirchberg Mountain
  • Aus Info Centre

Things to See

Take a day trip to the main attractions in and in close proximity of the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park where you can visit the Garub water hole and witness wild horses and several other animals of the desert plains.

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