Duesternbrook Guest Farm near Windhoek offers a traditional, individual and adventurous stay for independent tourists who are looking to experience wildlife up close on exciting game drives and big cat feeding tours.
Our safari farm is located in central Namibia not far from Windhoek and is therefore an ideal venue for your first and last nights in Namibia, or for a few days rest between the northern and southern parts of your Namibian tour. Duesternbrook is a private game reserve of 14,000 ha and, as the oldest guest farm in Namibia, is steeped in history.
We offer accommodation in traditional lodge rooms, furnished safari tents and at a rustic campsite. The historic old farmhouse is built in colonial style of natural stone and enjoys an elevated location with breathtaking views over the wide riverbed and the mountains beyond.
Things to see and do: Safari tours: On our safari farm we have an abundance of wildlife including oryx, wildebeest, steenbok, cape eland, kudu, waterbuck, hippo, zebra, baboon, cheetah and leopard. Whether you choose a morning mountain drive, a standard game drive or the special tours to see our cheetahs and leopards in their natural surroundings, we guarantee that you won't be disappointed.
Game drives: In the morning we offer a mountain drive where you can experience the sun rising on the Khomas Highlands amid stunning scenery. Once the sun is up your guide will drive you into the mountains to watch nature waking up while you enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. With luck you may even be one of very few who have caught a glimpse of the rare Hartmann's mountain zebra.
The standard game drive takes place in the late afternoon when the animals emerge from the shadows after the heat of the day. Catch sight of a jackal as you drive along, stop to take pictures of warthog and antelope and enjoy the diverse birdlife of the farm before watching the sunset on the edge of the dam in the company of our four very curious hippos. We also offer safaris on horseback during which you can get much closer to game such as giraffe, kudu and zebra.
While staying at our guest lodge you can use our large pool, visit our information centre or go for a hike on one of four well-marked trails. When you book our standard package one game drive and one cheetah and leopard tour is included.