Overview of Desert Horse Inn

The Desert Horse Inn – Klein-Aus Vista is located at the meeting place of the 3 very different biomes, resulting in a unique display of flora. The area is also known as the Succulent Karoo as a result of the blanket of flowers that covers the area after the winter rains. The inn is a comfortable retreat and the perfect base from which to explore all that this area has to offer.

Set out on a hiking adventure in the mountains of Aus or set out in a four-wheel drive and explore the deserted diamond settlement at Kolmanskop or the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park. Book a day trip to Garub to see the Namib wild horses that roam the Namib-Naukluft Park. Alternatively, embark on an excursion to view the vast sea of dunes at Koichab, the nearby camel thorn forest, and the rock art at Kirchberg Mountain.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Near the Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park
  • Rustic desert inn in the rugged landscape
  • Three distinctly unique biomes to explore
  • Exciting array of activities on offer
  • Opportunity to spot wild, untamed animals
  • An ideal family holiday spot
  • Excellent photographic opportunities


Day tours

Day tours



Nature drives

Nature drives

Scenic drives

Scenic drives

Rooms at Desert Horse Inn

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

    The Desert Horse Inn offers 24 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms, each with a private en suite bathroom, lounge area, fan, and mosquito netting.

    General Facilities

    You can enjoy drinks in the Wild Horse Bar, on the sundeck with a view, or beside the roaring fireplace when it’s cold.






    Enjoy 270-degree views of the surrounding Klein Aus Vista Nature Reserve while dining in the upstairs restaurant of the main house. Meals include traditional and international cuisine and are served either as a buffet or set menu, depending on the number of guests at the Desert Horse Inn.

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