The Desert Homestead and Horse Trails
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- Outdoor pool
- High-speed internet in room
- Swimming pool
- Multilingual staff
- Breakfast Available
TripAdvisor Reviews The Desert Homestead and Horse Trails Namib-Naukluft Park
Travel Blogs from Namib-Naukluft Park
... game meats in the world and there are lots of kudus here. Rice and peas rounded out our dinner.
Due to the very low level of light pollution in this part of Namibia, the night sky is wonderful. So many bright stars and the moon is almost full. Lying in our tents, we can look out through the screens and watch as the sky starts twinkling. Pat brought a telescope so that we can look closer at the sky. Marvelous!
In the morning, we ...
... in the National Park was full (perhaps the Wounded Zebra didn't meet the dress code they were trying to establish for this trailer park??). Fortunately as we were gassing up nearby we spotted some sites in behind the service station. First we get kicked out of a hotel parking lot in South Africa and now we're camping in the back lot of a gas station in Namibia- DH is not seeing this as the magic carpet ride she was promised. On the bright side, easy access to gas ...
... with no people around. You see no bicycles or people walking next to the road. You drive for over an hour without seeing a single car! The roads are all gravel and are mostly excellent- the ones that aren't excellent are seriously bad!!!! My word! The landscape is Savanna grasslands surrounded by mountains! It's just covered with grass- so pretty. We got through the border with no hassle. They asked us how much wine we had - you only allowed 2 liters pp. ...
... open the internal gate.
Day 2: December 22, 2013
In order to depart from the campsite at 5.00 we had to encourage ourselves and get up at 4.30. We just quickly washed our faces and brushed our teeth and at 5.03 we were passing through the gate chasing the sunrise above Deadvlei / Sossusvlei depending which one of these two places you choose. It is 63 km from the entrance to the national park to the parking lot where you can leave your car. Only 4WD cars ...
... track towards Bloedkoppie, our destination. The 4x4 came in handy when crossing a couple of dry river beds and deep sandy patches.
Bloedkoppie (Blood rock) is a massive rock formation in the middle of the desert that get it's name from the way it is lit up red by the morning sunlight. There are a number of basic campsites (sponsored by the Uranium mine) in its vicinity. Each site includes garbage and recycling containers, ...