Wild Horses of Aus
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emerina_bakkes
Cape Town Central, South Africa192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
People will tell you that the best times to see the horses are early morning or late afternoon, but that is not always the case. We went late afternoon and saw nothing, only to be told that they were at the waterhole earlier in the middle of the day. The next morning a lone ranger came at dawn, so for me it was still worth it to see.
Written October 13, 2021
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chaletaria
London, United Kingdom545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
You can see these feral horses from a hide located on the right as you leave Aus; it is signposted but not very obvious. It's best to arrive as they check the waterhole (late afternoon/ early evening) as you are much more likely to see them. They are feral rather than wild and will come to see you. As they tell you in the hotel DO NOT feed them with apples etc as it can harm them.
Written October 24, 2022
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Erwin
Antwerp, Belgium3,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
During our trip from Aus to Luderitz we stopped at the Garub desert horses (21 km from Aus on B4). There is a shelter and a waterhole. Because of the very dry season, good souls bring some food for the ‘wild’ horses.
Written October 24, 2020
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Jeanette F
Johannesburg, South Africa164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We found the wild horses about 8km after Klein Aus Vista, there were two near the road. We are able to take photographs. We then went to the watering hole and saw four horses and a black backed jacket. This seems to be the only perineal/ constant water source available to attracts all animals. Upon leaving we saw another six in the distance. A few days later driving past we saw the horse again in the area. Local farmers are supplementing the feed as can be seen by a hale bay. This is very necessary as there is absolutely no grass to be seen as Namibia has had a drought for two years.
Read up up about why these horses are feral before you go, interesting. Of worth is considering our responsibility as humans to these horses. They have turned feral but their ancestors were not. Although they are wild their territory is limited as far as access to food is concerned. They are contained in a large area but feed is very limited here.
Written October 17, 2019
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michiel_breda
Breda, The Netherlands66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Driving along the B4 near Garub, we just had to park the car on the shoulder and there where plenty horses around. Wasn't even at the official waterhole.

Some (hunger/used to humans/curiosity) just came over to the car, you could've touch them, so close.
Written August 26, 2017
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AzRat
Arizona1,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
We enjoyed seeing the wild horses several times while driving from Aus to Kolmanskop. The Garub waterhole is located 20 km west of Aus on the B4 road. The parking area is located 1 km from the B4 turnoff. There is a human 'corral' for safety if you leave your vehicle. There is no fee for this attraction. We also viewed the horses at the old Garub train station located a little further west from the waterhole on the B4. A local had told us about the train station. On our drive to Kolmanskop we actually missed the watrehole turnoff while distracted by a large group of oryx crossing the highway. We stopped at the train station where we viewed a group of about 40 horses. Use caution if you exit your vehicle: these are wild animals, and it was suggested we stay at least 3 meters away. A bigger (any funnier) hazard is the horses gathering about your vehicle to shield themselves from the wind. We had to wait for awhile until the horses moved on before we could continue to Kolmanskop. On our return drive to Aus from Luderitz we spotted several horses leisurely crossing the highway near the train station, then drove further to the turnoff and visited the waterhole. Nice views at the waterhole although a considerably larger group of horses was viewed near the station. We had read some literature at Klein Aus about the various origin legends of this herd. While not truly a 'wild' species they have survived in the harsh desert climate for many generations after being abandoned. Very nice attraction.
Written October 31, 2015
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Petr
Ostrava, Czech Republic10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Nice isolated place for horse watching. Possibility to camp and watch not only horses but also some antilopes and zebras.
Written December 29, 2020
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stuandmo
Chester, UK31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Worth a quick detour off the main road to Luderitz. We saw approximately 30 horses and Ostriches in the middle of the desert. There is a covered hide to shelter from the heat and observe them.
Written November 11, 2019
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Patricia B
Moshi260 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Our group stopped at the Wild Horses road just because it was close to the main road. We had seen an occasional horse from the road but now we saw many. They were horses of course and looked like them. Water was available for them, and thus they were lingering around. Beautiful some of them and very used to human contact and happy to take food. I find it incredible that they can survive in this desert with practically nothing to eat. But, they looked reasonably healthy and glad to see us. If you don't care about horses don't stop, but if you just want to see them, you can take less than 30 minutes and feel satisfied. Best of all, it is free.
Written November 4, 2019
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ScottClanZA
Emalahleni, South Africa289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
This stop close to Aus is worth your time.
Try and get your timing right so that you are along (without a big tour bus) to really appreciate the quite and the harsh environment that the wild horse survive in.
Written October 6, 2019
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