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Duwisib Guestfarm

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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Maltahohe
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Quaint
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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms

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Next to Duwisib Castle Box: 21, Maltahohe Namibia
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Luderitz Airport128 mi
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On a recent trip to Southern Namibia, my husband, my mother and I stayed at Duwisib Guest Farm for a night. The guesthouse is housed in a stunning old stone building and a second, adjacent, almost equally beautiful, stone building and it sports a sparkling blue swimming pool with an amazing view – perfect for lazing around on a hot summer’s day! A well preserved old ox-wagon completes the picture. The place certainly has character, which is evidenced by the antique farming and blacksmith artifacts in the reception area. Our reception was extremely friendly and professional, and within no time we were shown to our rooms. Later in the afternoon we met the host, Jochen, who not only made us feel very welcome and at home, but who is also a wealth of knowledge about the area (and the Duwisib Castle in particular – in stark (and pleasant) - contrast with the total lack of interest we encountered when visiting the actual castle itself). We were very grateful that Jochen was willing to take the time to share a bit of the history of the area, the castle and the guest farm with us. Jochen was a very engaging host and we learnt more from Jochen about the history of the castle than we did from the staff at the castle. Jochen (and the rest of the management at the guest farm) obviously takes great pride in the area and he loves to share it with visitors. Initially we were shown into two beautiful rooms, but when we informed the receptionist that we were hoping to be able to self-cater, she suggested that we switch rooms so that we could be closer to the communal kitchen, which we did. The units we stayed in (units 3 and 4, if I remember correctly) are situated in the right flank of the main building and are situated right next to the communal kitchen. Both units were spotlessly clean and were beautifully and creatively decorated – each with its own theme (no cookie cutter decoration in sight here!). Both were furnished with two single beds (this appears to be the norm in Namibia) and had a small round table and two chairs for relaxing. Both units were spacious and the bathrooms were clean, modern and spacious, each with a lovely shower. The beds were comfortable and the bed linen was of a good quality, making for a very good night’s sleep. For supper we decided to self-cater (although a very delicious smelling dinner was being prepared for other guests upon our arrival) and therefore we made use of the communal kitchen. The kitchen is very well appointed (with a twin hob stove and bar fridge) and provides both inside and outside seating area. It was more than sufficient for us to cook supper in, but I suspect that if more than one unit wants to make use of the kitchen it may become a bit crowded and uncomfortable. This is literally the only criticism (if such it is) I have of Duwisib Guest Farm. The following morning we had to leave quite early, but Jochen (the host) served us breakfast with a smile at about 07h00. The breakfast consisted of toast, scrambled eggs, salami and cheese, as well as cereals served with yoghurt and a lovely prickly pear syrup. I can recommend Duwisib Guest Farm to travellers!
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Response from Duwisib G, General Manager at Duwisib Guestfarm
Responded Apr 19, 2019
Dear Mrs. Fourie, When reading a review like yours- all we can do is smile! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your extensive and comprehensive review- we really appreciate it! Kind regards Rolene Frank-Schultz Duwisib Guest farm 063 29 33 44
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This is the third time we have stayed at the campsite as a stopover through southern Namibia. There are only five campsites that are so well located in the valley below Duwiseb Castle and Guest farm on either side.The campsite is spotless and the ablutions easily the best in Namibia as far as camping goes. We also had use of the swimming pool up at the guesthouse which is always sparkling blue and has great views over the valley below. A visit to Duwiseb castle is a must even if just to understand the German influence over the history of Namibia.
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I'm so happy we chose to stay here for a night and not the Castle! The Guestfarm is situated on a hill, just after Duwisib Castle, and has this open view over the semi arid plains and hills. The Castle was part of the farm till the 70's or 80's, I think. We had a clean and comfortable room, the small pool was refreshing after our long drive on a gravel road, the food was excellent and the sunset was beautiful! The owner of the farm, Johan, sat with us for dinner and breakfast. He was very friendly and welcoming and it was interesting to talk with him about the farm and the area. Duwisib Guestfarm is an ideal overnight stopover when one is driving from Sossusvlei to Aus, Luderitz, or, further south.
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Place is quite remote and is just beside Duwisb castle. Actually farm has been part of castle before seprated as own. Rooms are ok and clean. No AC. Swimming pool bit bigger than usual. Breakfast was good. Host was very friendly.
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I’v been here with a small group. Rooms are nice and clean. The owner is very kind. Excellent dinner with traditional food. Fair price. Better the guesthouse than the castle. A good choice not far from Soussvlei
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PRICE RANGE
$108 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaHardap RegionMaltahohe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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