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Duesternbrook Guest Farm

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   D1499 | P.O. Box 870, Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Walvis Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited for 2 nights, booked into the hippo chalet. We found it very basic but quaint and charming. The meals were fantastic and delicious! We did the activities, except for the horse riding. They only had one horse available. Horses came to drink at the hippo lake, but they were very thin. But it is obviously because of the... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear Melony, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here. I am happy that you had a positive stay at the hippo chalet coming all the way from Walvisbaai. I agree the hot water is a bit tricky but if you put in two "Blitz" than it will burn longer and the water will be warm for... More

Windhoek, Namibia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

A definitely "not to miss" place situated comfortably on route between Windhoek and Okahandja, right on your way to northern Namibia e.g. Etosha National Park or Swakopmund on the coast. Fantastically set in the bush and lovely hilly region, on the banks of the dried up, seasonal river. Dusternbrook offers lovely accommodation, meals (restaurant) and MOST of all game drives... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for taking the time and write a comment on Düsternbrook it is well appreciated. You enjoyed exactly what we want to offer and hope everybody visiting the farm could see it that way. kind regards and tank you one more time. Johann Vaatz More

Pretoria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I stayed here with my two children and as a novelty we thought we would try the tented camp. This was a great idea as we were along the river bed and really felt at one with nature. The accommodation is basic, clean and comfortable. Dinner was served in the fabulous lapa and with the host joining the guests -... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear Thiru S from Pretoria, Thank you very much for taking the time and to comment on Duesternbrook. I appreciate that very much. Thank you for your positive comments especially that you enjoyed being in the tents and thereby being so close to nature. Hardly anybody mentiones the new lapa but you did and as this is very new and... More

Davenport, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

One day was probably enough time spent here, but they do offer several activities that could maybe take a couple days to complete if you did them all. Pool was too cold to swim in but that is no fault of the owner's because of the weather this time of year. Nice meal in the dinning room of the old... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear Kory, Thank you for taking the time to review this "older" place. Actually your comment is very positive except the word "older". Seeing the original farm was build 1908 some things are older you are correct but often "older" has also its charm and atmosphere like the conversation at dinner. People in all walks of life meet here and... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Did Scotmac stay in same place? Chalet had windows and was not dark.Lovely bed, towels and lav/shower. Normal "metal gate" before main door in case hot and wanted to sleep with door open so animals couldn't get in overnight. Baboons are fact of Africa - they fed early pm around dam and went until same time next day. Any drive... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear Jcktan, Thank you for taking your time to comment on Dusternbrook Hippo Chalet. I am really happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you saw so many different species of game at the Chalet, that is quite amazing. It seems for game viewing the Hippo Chalet is a good place to stay although it is very basic. I... More

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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

duesternbrook has a nice description pn its website, therefore we planned to stay there for some few nights instead of going back to windhoek. the facility looks very old and run-down. specially in the dry-season you would have a aircondition in your room, for this price not expected too much. dinner is served once, if somebody at this time feels... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear Manual B, Thank you taking time to review Duesternbrook. Sorry to hear that you feel we are overpriced, although in Februar we have low season prices and the exchange rate is very much to your advantage. It seems to me also that you misunderstood the concept of a guestfarm. A guestfarm is NOT a lodge NOR a country hotel... More

Prague, Czech Republic
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Düsternbrook is an amazing place with very kind staff, I was here threetimes and I will be coming back everytime if I will be in Namibia. Clean campsite with shadow is close to nice river, where you can find wildbeests or wathhogs. You can find here a swiming pool, hotel and restaurant. They are organising a trips for cheetah or... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Thank very much that you took the time to write this review. I am happy that you have been here 3 times and will come back again. Thank for telling the world that our campsites are clean and that there is also shadow. That is proof to me that you like and that you enjoy the place. That... More

glasgow
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161 reviews 161 reviews
34 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed here for one night and it really was poor in many ways.A dreary drive in on not great gravel roads,three small river crossings (in the dry season).The house itself , to me,. looks like the one in Psycho but then I never found the German architecture attractive in Namibia.We had booked the Hippo Chalet and after an unsmiling... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear Scotlandmac, Thank you for taking the time to write a report. I am only answering now in feb 2014 as I was not a member. Sorry to read that you found it all so depressing, at least the place was clean. But even things totally out my controll was rated very negative like the hills or the water plain... More

Bergamo
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We've been there for lunch (oryx carpaccio was excellent) and to see the leopard and the two cheetahs they have in the reserve. To be honest, after having visited also Etosha, I've realized that those animals should have much more space for them than the one Dusternbrook is giving them. But especially the view of the leopard was impressive, to... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Hi VAN6909, Thank you for taking time to review Düsternbrook. Thank you for the positive remark about our food you had for lunch. I agree with you that the ideal situation would be that the cats would have more space, no question. But to build a reserve which is leopard proof is quite expensive. The prescribed minimum size from the... More

Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed for two nights on the 'starter/finisher' package, which proved excellent value for money. The game drives were good, and the cheetah and leopard experiences were as close as we got to these creatures in Namibia. They are not totally wild, in that the farm feeds them and you watch at feeding time. There is also a pet cheetah... More

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Johann V, Owner at Duesternbrook Guest Farm, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you for your time to comment on Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm in such a contructive way. I must say this type of criticism is the best as it is balanced and one knows exactly where to improve. I comment now only in feb 2014 and some points have been addresses already. In colonial house we have two... More

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Address: D1499 | P.O. Box 870, Windhoek, Namibia
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Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
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Hotel Class:4 star — Duesternbrook Guest Farm 4*
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Dusternbrook is a small colonial style guest farm with 6 lodge rooms and situated close to Windhoek. The farm is an awarded ecolodge where you can see abundant game in the private reserve. There is a large pool, bar and diner is in family-style. Activities are cheetah & leopard feedings, game drives, mountain drives and horse riding. There are also small camping spots and a remote private chalet (hippo chalet) at a lake where you can see hippo. ... more   less 
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