At Desert Homestead twenty rustic thatched en-suite chalets provide accommodation and are well spread out over the valley, with the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft Mountains in the distance.
Decor is distinct with dark woods and light linens inside, and reed-covered decks with elements of rough and raw wood creating a seamless blend with the natural surrounds. Eco-awareness is paramount at the Desert Homestead, and fans and lights in the chalets are powered by wind and sun energy. Even the Desert Homestead guest toiletries are environmentally friendly.
Staff are well-trained and welcoming and the Desert Homestead Main Lodge invites visitors to linger in the ethnic lounge on comfortable leather sofas or chat to the charming barman. The evening starts with a sundowner drive up the mountain, before visitors enjoy a candlelit dinner of farm style cuisine at the Desert Homestead.
Probably the most special aspect of a stay at the Desert Homestead is the horse outride adventures, and the horses are easy to handle – no matter visitors’ experience. The sunrise and sunset outrides are favourites, while there are also horseback sleep-out safaris for the adventurously inclined. It offers picnic lunches, barbecues under the stars and afternoon naps in hammocks strung between trees in between experiencing the stark scenic nature on horseback – at a reassuringly leisurely pace.
The perfect way to unwind after a horseback ride is with a dip in the pool back at the Desert Homestead. Other than that there are hikes with well-trained guides and walking trails to discover the area. Yet one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery is simply to sit back on a deckchair and marvel as the desert light changes the mountains in the distance.
Desert Homestead provides adventure and relaxation in equal measures, with a reassuringly luxurious touch so that visitors can truly feel at home.