Our room was perfect, the location of this beautiful accommodation/farm is stunning and extremely quiet. Duwisib Castle is very close by and also worth a visit. We were very heartily welcomed by the owner. We also had dinner and breakfast with him. Meals were excellent. What we liked in particular were our conversations with the owner, we learned a lot about Namibia, farming, mining, how to find water, where to make water holes, to name a few subjects. We loved our stay and do recommend this excellent address. Truly a hidden gem.
The best camping value by far ! Spent one night only , could have stayed a few more. Nice site ; clean , comfortable , good ablution facilities and very well priced. The actual castle is close enough to walk, even though it has it's own camping site. Highly recommended.
The owner and staff were great, the room was comfortable, parking was easy, the whole atmosphere around the place gave it an authentic Namibian guest farm feel about it. The owner Jochem was the perfect host, he interacts with his guests with stories and local information like no other place we have stayed and even joins his guests for dinner, I could have chatted with and listened to him all day. He spent an hour walking round the farm and grounds with me explaining how it all works, an absolute delightful man. The food was good, prepared by the delightful Belinda, however as most people only stay one night I think it may get a bit repetitive if you stayed for longer.
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!…
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.