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Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Double room Luxury Point of View | Terrace/patio
Chalet (Hippo) | Terrace/patio

Overview of Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm

Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm

4.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Windhoek with 2 bars/lounges and safari

7,6/10 Good

37 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
D 1420, Windhoek, 9000

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Windhoek (ERS-Eros) - 53 min drive
  • Windhoek (WDH-Hosea Kutako) - 38.9 miles/62.7 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm

Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NAD 1670 per vehicle one way. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.


Afrikaans, English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property’s Chalet (Hippo) and Chalet (Hippo Two) room types are 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) from the main building; the Chalet (Davidsdraai Chalet two) room is 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) away.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite extended parking (fees apply)
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari
  • Horse riding/rentals

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (430 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1908
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NAD 210 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NAD 1670 per vehicle (one way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NAD 200 (subject to availability)


  • Extended parking is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from September to April
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p><p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

Also known as

Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm Windhoek
Safari Guest Farm Düsternbrook
Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm Lodge Windhoek
Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm Lodge
Dusternbrook Safari Guest Farm
Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm Lodge
Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm Windhoek
Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm Lodge Windhoek

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm?
As of 02 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm on 11 February 2023 start from R1 758, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NAD 1670 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm?
You can check in from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NAD 200 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours, game viewing, and a wildlife and game drive. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a seasonal outdoor pool. Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio and a yard.
What's the area around Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm like?
Düsternbrook Safari Guest Farm is located by the river. Popular attractions include Namibia University of Science and Technology Hotel School, which is 45 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Could really use a good cleaning
It is the oldest private game preserve, and it shows. Wrinkled pictures in frames filled with dead bugs, the yard needs a serious clean. That being said the bar/dinner area is quite lovely. Game drive vehicles are ancient. (One hour drive is R450, which seems really steep). I stayed at one of the ‘chalets’. As basic as it gets. Choose between sweltering or being devoured by mosquitoes (how about a net?). These are about 3km from the reception along atrocious ‘roads’ and (maybe just me….) the handrawn map got me disturbingly lost.
James, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The staff are friendly . The charges are misleading, no Wi-Fi in guest rooms. Can say the place
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Arrived at around 1:30 pm expecting to be able to get a bar snack to tie us over till dinner based on experience from a visit 15 years previously. But no food available till 7:30 pm. The logical thing to do was to drive 18km back up the road, cross the B1 and visit Okapuka Ranch which offers excellent food, drinks and accommodation at reasonable prices. And superior game drives. I won't be revisiting Dusternbrook again. There is a much better option if you turn right instead of left as you travel north from Windhoek.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

We stayed there for one night and got the hippo 1 as a closer alternative to the chalet we had booked. The nature was really nice and we enjoyed the game drive in the evening with a nice guide. All in all, the farm and its accomodations/ facilities are a bit rundown. The pool for example is not clean and the loungers pretty old and uncomfortable. Dinner and breakfast were okay but not more. Staff is barely seen and we missed real hospitality. All in all, it is close to the airport but we know much better lodges.
A., 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is a lovely place. The staff is extremely accommodating and helpful The room was made up with a flourish. The towel was shaped like an elephant to emphasize the ambiance.
james, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice, historical setting with a wonderful, helpful staff. Lovely rooms with towel on bed shaped like an elephant, as an extra touch. Very nice tours,, and very reasonably priced.
James, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

good well located quiet chalet
We have used Duesternbrook lodge at the first and last night of our stay in Namibia. We did not use the lodge but a chalet, a few km.s away. The Chalet Hippo 2 is simple but really very good. Clean, good warm water, solar lighting and an excellent fire pit and bbq spot with view over the lake. One can even sit on the roof. No complaints about the chalet. The lodge was used by us for dinner and breakfast. Both are quite pricey. The dinner is a common dinner and you basically share table. Be one time! The service during breakfast and dinner is very bad. All staff seem to hide in the kitchen, so if for instance bread runs out, you have to go and find them! Food is good, but not excellent. On the last night we decided better not to join the shared dinner and make dinner ourselves, while w could hear, but not see, that the five hippos were coming around us to shore to have their vegetarian dinner. Summarized: Chalets recommended, restaurant not recommended.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Not close to beach but recommenable
I no bad experience the people are good very friendly and accommodative
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Complete disregard for our safety
Before flying to Windhoek I called Dustenbrook to advise we would arrive late and to ask directions. Nobody could help me over the phone. On arrival Bidvest, Wilderness and I tried calling, no answer, it was late and I was travelling on my own with 2 children aged 6 and 10, I set the GPS for Okhandja hoping I would see a sign. After 70km, in pitch darkness and heavy road works, I was about to turn back to Windhoek I saw the Dusternbrook sign, in through a Poultry Farm. The security guard opened the gate, I could not see any signs, it was total darkness and he told me to go straight. New to Namibian roads, been in the country for 2 hours, I headed off on the gravel road, for what seemed like ages. I arrived at a closed gate, no sign for Dusternbrook, so I kept on the road as it bore right. After a few minutes of the road narrowing and getting sandy, I decided I will turn around, and couldnt, I was stuck in Sand. Tried calling, no answer, my children crying. Around 9.30pm I got through and advised Dustenbrook I was stuck. I was picked up around 11pm. In the morning, in front of guests, Johan the very rude owner advised me it was my fault I got stuck and I must find my own way out the sand. I called Zenia at Bidvest who was shocked no-one would help me, she called Johan, he told her he called his lawyer and will not help us. Bidvest came from Okhandja to push us out the sand. At dinner that night Johan never asked if we were ok. They charged us for rescuing us at nite.
Verified Expedia guest review