Klein Aus Vista – Desert Horse Inn

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Ghosts and Wild Horses at Klein Aus Vista

Stay in Klein Aus-Vista Desert Horse Inn when you next travel to Namibia, an accommodation gem situated near the country’s Diamond Restricted Area or Sperrgebiet, Luderitz. It’s a luxury guest house featuring 24 comfy rooms that makes a great base for exploration of the surrounding environment and finding the elusive wild horses. Klein Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn is in the middle of nowhere and it is here that visitors will find solitude, vast open spaces, silence and magnificent sunsets – and maybe find themselves too!

Explore Luderitz’s typical German architecture and observe Cape Fur seals on the Atlantic shoreline from the marvellous Desert Horse Inn, located 2 km west of Aus where the golden hues of a grassy Namib region blend with the drier desert sands and where the outdoor fun begins before you go further north to explore Sossusvlei’s magical dunes. 

Surrounded by the rocky Aus hills, Desert Horse Inn is a luxurious lodge nestled in the heart of the Namib Desert in Namibia. This stunning destination offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience, with breathtaking views, exceptional amenities, and an array of exciting activities that are sure to satisfy even the most adventurous travellers. 

The main attraction for visitors to Luderitz and this particular accommodation in the great Namib is the beautiful wild horses which have roamed this region since 1915, successfully breeding and surviving. Visit the Garub water hole where these horses drink along with other wild animals of the desert plains, some 20 km from your chalet. 

Drive the 115 km to the famous Ghost Town of Kolmanskop and wander around the eerie ruins of what was once a thriving diamond mining town. The history is fascinating as it all began in 1908 when the first diamond was found and German miners began to settle there, building an entire town for their needs. The area was known as area as a “Sperrgebiet” or Diamond Restricted Area but by 1956 it had been abandoned for the diamond rush on the beach terraces 270 km south of Kolmanskop, near the Orange River. 

Enjoy 26 double rooms packed with comfort, offer two large beds with ensuite showers, lounges, fridges, verandas, tea & coffee facilities, heater fan and ceiling fans. The only 3-bed features 3 single beds and the same luxury amenities. Earthy décor, cattle skins for carpets and beautiful views are all you need to return to every evening after mind-boggling tours of this fascinating region. Dine in a wonderful restaurant on filling typical Namibian foods. Voyage2Africa can organise your tour of this region in no time at all so do contact us to customise your Namibian safari in due course.



Travel to Namibia and find the wild horses of Aus near Luderitz town where the diamond seekers used to mine – stay at Klein Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn, a stunning base with everything you need to adventure into the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park. Your main attraction here is the Wild Horses of the Namib and the diamond ghost town of Kolmanskop!

Klein Aus-Vista Desert Horse Inn is a gem of a guest house situated near Namibia’s Diamond Restricted Area (Sperrgebiet) in the middle of nowhere and promising all visitors plenty of solitude, huge skies, huge terrains and magnificent sunsets. Luxury modern self-catering guesthouse rooms fill this picturesque valley with their quirky décor and private verandas. Wander down to the communal restaurant, Wild Horse Bar and lounge and sit on the deck to absorb endless views. Hike into the awe-inspiring Koichab Dune Belt in the old Koichab riverbed where Camelthorn trees thrive.

From here, head off to find the wild horses of the Namib which roam the sparsely vegetated plains of the desert in small groups – they come to drink from the trough at Garub, some 20 kilometres west of Aus. Watch and take pictures from a hide then take more pictures of the deserted diamond settlement of Kolmanskop which arose from the sands in 1908 but is now being taken over by the moving sands.

The farmhouse feel of family-friendly Klein Aus Vista makes guests feel so at home, the warm glowing colours of the walls merging with the desert sands and golden sunsets. Whether you explore on mountain bikes or on foot, look out for the old Word War 1 relics, the Hudson car riddled with bullets from a diamond smuggler shoot out and plenty of springbok leaping around to add real-life value to your family holiday in Namibia

Amazing Holiday Packages including Klein Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn

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  • Scenic Sunset Drive
  • Full-Day or Half-Day Desert Tour
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Day trip to Lüderitz and Kolmanskop


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast

Klein Aus Vista Desert Horse Inn Sperrgebiet
that include this property


  • 30 Rooms (24 Twin, 3 Triple & 3 Four bed Rooms)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Wi-Fi at the Reception Area
  • Mobile Connectivity


  • Soak up stunning Namib Desert views and find diverse flora and fauna unique to the region.
  • Great single track mountain biking terrain in the eye-catching Aus Mountains. 
  • Take a short hike up to the lookout point to see the incredible work of art of a galloping horse set in stone in honour of the horses.
  • Stunning double rooms with two large beds in each, fans, heaters and fridges for self-catering purposes!

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