Desert Homestead Riding
Desert Homestead lies southeast of Sesriem and the Sossuvlei Dunes, in a wide grassy valley sheltered by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with a view reaching the distant dunes of the Namib Desert in the west. The endless sandy plains provide very gentle and easy going riding.
There are 20 horses suit rides of all abilities, calm horses for novices and more lively for the more experienced. These horses are either warmblood cross breeds or homebred local horses and vary in size between 14.2hh and 16.2 hh. The speed of the rides is determined by the slowest rider and you should expect to spend between eight and nine exciting hours in the saddle on the longer rides.
Accommodation & Facilities
The 20 rustic, en-suite chalets, are built from local rock and blend in with the environment. They are lavishly decorated and each has its own verandah with northern views extending towards the Rotterlaum Mountains. The main lodge is located away from the rooms and there is a lovely swimming pool here.
If you’re interested in a Desert Homestead Riding Safari a holiday in Namibia, give our African experts a call. We regularly visit the lodges and camps we recommend and are ready to offer great advice on constructing your perfect holiday.
Desert Homestead riding - Fact Box
|Warmblood cross breeds and homebred local horses|
Trail saddles and a few English saddles
|Hours in the saddle per day||Between 8 and 9 hours (on the longer rides)|
|Standard of riding required||Tailored to suid the standard of riders|
Yes, but must be competent
|When to go?||
All year except December and January
|Activities other than riding||Excursions to the Sossusvlei sand dunes, Naukluft mountain trips, sundowner drives, ballooning, quad biking and local wine tasting|