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Basic but very atmospheric, Desert Homestead is an unrivalled desert respite with grassy valleys stretching away to the distant dunes of the Namib Desert.
The rustic chalets with thatched roofs stand exposed in this sparse landscape and the main lodge is tastefully decorated with traditional African furniture, artefacts and pictures creating a genuine Namibian feel to the place.
A sheltered veranda provides a place for guests to eat, sip cocktails or simply enjoy the outstanding surroundings. Desert Homestead's chefs are wonderfully creative, serving delicious farm-style food with fresh vegetables from the desert gardens. When requested, they can provide sumptuous picnics to take along on the desert adventures.
Horses are the main attraction here - there are 22 of them, and you will need riding skills as these are not riding school horses. The rides are in the cool early morning and again in the late afternoon, or there is an overnight sleep-out horse trail. For those who do not ride, there are nature walks, game drives and of course the swimming pool. Apart from lounging by the desert-encircled pool, journeys to Sossusvlei and Naukluft and tours of the Neuras Wine Estate can be organised alongside days spent traversing the infinite Namibian plains on horse-back, quad-bike or on foot.
The scenery is dramatically diverse, varying from ancient dry river beds to vertiginous mountain paths and wide open grassy plains.