Details & Prices
Per person per night
CHF 146-151Double Room

Inclusive
Dinner, breakfast.

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Children:from 1 to 12 years
Families:Some bungalows can accommodate up to four guests. Ideal for families.
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Eagle's Nest Klein-Aus Vista

Accommodation
Eagle's Nest lies only ten minutes drive from Desert Horse Inn, on the other side of the hill. Is a collection of seven rustic yet imaginatively constructed bungalows spread over a mountain slope and built to blend seamlessly with the landscape. In front of the chalets stretches a wide, beautiful plain which is only intersected by the Lüderitz - Aus railway line. With a bit of luck, a train will creep past, carrying mostly raw materials to the port of Lüderitz. Otherwise, this is an absolutely quiet and lonely location.

The chalets vary in design and size, but all offer a bathroom with shower, a fireplace and a private veranda. Mountain View, Bungalow 1 & 2, The Cave, The Wall are relatively close to each other, The Rock just some distance further up the hill. The Boulders (a chalet with two separate en-suite bedrooms and a shared lounge), Desert Vista and at the very end the Eagle's View (Triple) follow at a relatively large distance.

There is no restaurant at Eagle's Nest. The chalets have a kitchenette and a barbecue grill so everybody can prepare his own food. We recommend that you order a barbecue dinner at the Desert Horse Inn, which is then lovingly prepared in a picnic basket to take along. In the evening all you have to do is put the potatoes and meat on the grill and enjoy your dinner. This option is also available for breakfast. Alternatively, you can drive to the Desert Horse Inn for dinner (10 minutes drive).

On arrival at the Desert Horse Inn, please report to the reception desk where you will receive the key to the chalet and directions.

Location
The harbour town of Lüderitz is just 121 km away, as is the deserted diamond city of Kolmanskuppe, which is located just 10 km outside of Lüderitz. The actual village is called Aus - a little more than 1,000 people still live here. The highlights of Aus are the petrol station, the police statin at the entrance of the village, the «Bahnhofhotel» and the train that runs through the village.

The Desert Horse Inn owns a very beautiful, private area (51,000 hectares, called Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park) which includes rocky outcrops, hidden valleys and wide meadows. It is just the perfect location for hiking or mountain biking.

Klein Aus Vista is a hub for travellers en-route from Fish River Canyon to the North, and a perfect base for visiting the Tiras Mountains. The D707 is considered one of the most beautiful roads in Namibia and if you have time, you should allow yourself this little diversion. The road basically runs between the last red sand dunes of the Namib Desert and the Tiras rock range - a beautiful spot of lonely nature.

Wildlife
Wild horses like to graze along the B4 and come to Garub's drinking trough. Maybe you will be lucky and take a wonderful souvenir photo!

The population of the horses varied over the years between about 80 and 180 animals and depends on whether the horses find enough food in the barren landscape.

Originally there were no horses in Southern Africa, but they were imported by the Europeans to «German Southwest Africa» and have become wild over time. There are many different stories about the origin of the horses, most likely they escaped from the South African troops.

Activities
The abandoned diamond town of Kolmanskuppe is located 10km outside of Lüderitz (renamed «Naminüs»). You can visit the ghost town on your own for an entrance fee between 8 am and 1 pm or with a guide, who is booked on site. Please note that the guided tours only take place at certain times.

Piet Swiegers, the owner of Klein-Aus-Vista, is an enthusiastic mountain biker and sportsman and has laid out various routes for hikers and bikers in the surrounding Aus Mountains. Mountain bikes can be rented on site. Guided nature drives are also available in Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park (sunset, half-day or even full-day).

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