Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm

Düsternbrook was the first guest farm (1961) to be established in Namibia and is located 50 km north of Windhoek.
Our guest farm is perfect for your first or last days in Namibia.


31 beds in sgl, dbl rooms and family units, from 1 star to 4 star. 

8 individually decorated rooms, 2 safari tents.

The 4 chalets in total, 3 km and 5 km from the farmhouse are at water points/dams for real nature lovers ( self catering possible).

Pioneer Campsite ( limited electricity ) and Bush Campsite with 220V 24/7. ( silent engery, no generator!!!) 

The main farmhouse is located on a mountain with a breathtaking view overlooking a dry wide riverbed.

The historical old farm house (1908) is built out of natural stone, in the colonial style.

Why choose Düsternbrook?

History and family tradition, 4 different wildlife based activties: cheetah and leopard drive, game drive with about 18 different species, a early mountain drive and horse riding. 4 different walking trails from 1 hr to 5 hrs and a Swimming pool. 

We are onnly 50 km from Windhoek and practise an environmentally friendly management, we received 2015 5 flowers in the Namibia eco award. 

We cater only for individual tourism (no bus tourism) for overnight guests. Competitive prices

High quality hunting

Weekend Hiking Trail: Ombota Wildernis Trail. ( 1,2 or 3 nights )

One night/2 day trail

You arrive early at Duesternbrook hike up to the Khomas Eck Basecamp, sleep one night at the basecamp and hike back the next day to the mainhouse.

Two night/2 day trail

You arrive at before 18.00 at Duesternbrook and sleep the first night at Duesternbrook Hikers Campsite. The next morning you hike up Khomas Eck Basecamp, a 4 to 5 hr hike. You sleep at the shelter of the basecamp and hike back the next day, on a different trail to the main house.

Two night/3 day trail

Like the first option you arrive early, hike up the the Khomas Eck basecamp and sleep there. The next day you up the Khomas Eck mountain top to enjoy the most spectacular 360 degrees view and hike, on a different trail, back, on a different trail, back to the basecamp and sleep there. The last day you hike back to the main house. This is actually the best of the three if you have the extra day. You will really enjoy it. 

The shelter at Khomas Eck Basecamp has a shelter, a shower hot and cold water ( warm water donkie sytem), a wash basin, a water toilet, a zinc, a two braai area ( one stand-up and one camps fire type), a table and 4 chairs. 

We offer the hiking in back pack or slack pack option. Slack pack = we supply you with food and matrasses. You can order cool drinks and we drive your gear up the the shelter ( extra fee per group). Everything else ( signposting etc. ) is in the same philosophy as the 4 or 6 day  KHHT. 

Game most likely to see in the mountains: oryx, steenbok, kudu, mountain zebra, baboon, blue  wildebeest, klipspringer, dassies.

We think it is ideal for a short or long weekend as we are easy reachable, 45 minutes or 50 Km from Windhoek, so not many km to drive, iow a good relation of destination driving time and hiking time (time spent in the bush.)  On the hike you are for sure in the middle of pristine practically untouched nature. We think, today may be, more than anywhere else in Namibia. 

You can also hire: a tent, sleeping bag extra matrasses.  

Our services

We have a large swimming pool with palm trees and a thatched lapa with a small bar and game-viewing deck also overlooking the riverbed.

Breakfast is served for our overnight guests on our balcony overlooking the riverbed. The breakfast is in buffet form and up to Western European standards

We offer several lunch options such as salads and home-baked sandwiches. For warm meals we ask you to make a booking in advance (or the same day before 11am). (Lunch is never included in any rates)

Our diner is offered in family style in our lapa (summer) or our dining room (winter). Family style means we offer a fixed (not a la carte) three-course diner which varies every day. You can socialise with other guests at the table. If you want to eat at a separate table, please inform at the reception so proper arrangements can be made in advance. You can expect fish or meat (fresh from our own farm), vegetables and rice/potatoes/pasta up to European standards in the main course.

We can arrange transfers from the International Airport (90km) or Windhoek (50km) to Düsternbrook Guest Farm and back.

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Leopard feeding

Cheeta feeding