Eagles nest chalets

The Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park is situated 2km west from the small town of Aus in southern Namibia, and about 120kms from Luderitz. Eagle's Nest Lodge is set at the foot of the Aus mountains on this nature reserve, on the 10 hectare farm Klein-Aus Vista that borders on the Sperrgebiet (forbidden diamond mining area). Eagle's Nest is 7km away from the main reception and restaurant complex of the Desert Horse Inn, and is easily accessible by car in only 10 minutes.

The main reception, lounge and restaurant are all at the Desert Horse Inn. A telephone, fax machine and an Internet connection can also be located there.

Eagle's Nest is a small group of 8 rock chalets spread out over a boulder-strewn hillside. The Boulder, Desert Vista and The Rock chalets are amongst the guests favourites. Some are built partially from gigantic granite boulders, whilst others are built into the actual rock walls. They all have stone floors. Each chalet has en-suite facilities, overlooking the seemingly endless Namib Desert. 

Guest's can appreciate the solitude and tranquility of the desert, but are welcome to enjoy the country cuisine and vibrant atmosphere of the bar at the Desert Horse Inn. If they prefer, braai (barbeque) packs and breakfast platters can be organized.

One of the highlights of the area are the Namib Desert Wild Horses, which are often found near the lodge. It is not uncommon to see Klipspringer in the early morning from a bedroom window.

Eagles Nest is an ideal destination for families, as the widely spaced chalets allow plenty of room for children to run around and play.

Wind and vastness for company

Solitude, silence, space and magnificent sunsets - these are the characteristics of the atmosphere at Eagle's Nest Chalets. A 15 minutes' drive from the reception at the Desert Horse Inn, 9 chalets are nestled against a mountain slope and afford unique views of the boundlessness of the desert. Each of the natural rock chalets sits between massive granite boulders and contains a bathroom, kitchenette, fireplace and private veranda. Meals are served at the Desert Horse Inn restaurant. Take-away breakfast or barbecue packs are available on request.

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A variety of activities are offered: 

Discover the delights of the desert by joining guided tours through the impressive scenery of the Succulent Karoo desert or daytrips to the wild horses of the Namib, Lüderitz and Kolmanskop. Or rent a mountain bike and explore the single track routes around Klein-Aus Vista.  

If you want to explore the flora and fauna of the Succulent Karoo desert on your own you have five different hiking trails to choose from. They are well marked and take you through the wildly romantic scenery of the Aus Mountains.

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Desert Horse Inn

Desert Horse Inn

This is the adventurer’s dream. Just as the wild horses roam free and travers the magnificent terrain, so too can visitors lose themselves in this spectacular landscape. Inspired by Western horse ranches, the Desert Horse Inn brings traditional and authentic into balance. This property offers free standing chalets with rustic finishes and no lack of comfort. With the main guest areas consisting of luxurious wood and leather, overlooking a horse-shoe-shaped pool. A short drive from the property, lies a view point where the iconic wild horse of southern Namibia can be visited. Beyond that, the Desert Horse Inn offers access to countless activities, including horse-back riding and mountain biking.

Geisterschlucht Cabin

Geisterschlucht Cabin

This authentic stone cabin offers a great self-catering experience for the adventurers at heart. Secluded in the Aus landscapes, this cabin offers privacy and its own thrilling history. An old car-wreck welcomes guests, shot up and rusted in a police chase that occurred in the 1940’s – guests should be sure to explore the histories during their stay. The cabin does have electricity, but guests should note, no additional outlets. The reception at Desert Horse Inn offers charging facilities. Guests are also welcomed to visit the main lodge to dine at the Desert Kitchen or partake in any of the activities on offer.

Klein Aus Vista Campsite

Klein Aus Vista Campsite

Desert Horse Camp sparkles with its own special magic. The campsite, a 1.5km drive from the reception area, is set in an amphitheatre of rock.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Griffioen, Jacob

21 Sep 2009

Together with Cape Cross one of the highlights. We had a wonderful sunset and braai near our lodge. Splendid!

Bonnet, Jean-charles

21 May 2013

The name fits very well with the place, the sundown is a must, the owner knows very well his country and the area

Van Der Westhuizen, Johan

22 Sep 2016

Excellent venue, excellent food, the staff were really welcoming and helpful. Was the highlight of all our accommodation.

Etzi, Andrea

3 Aug 2017

Wow probably the best lodge we stay during the trip. Nice service and the eagle nests are superb. Wonderful experience there

Pipitone, Raffaella

12 Sep 2011

really, really a wonderfull place were to spend more the one night. we were really sorry to leave the eagles nest! amazing staff

Pichard, Stephanie

17 Apr 2015

I recommend that they install mosquito nets over the beds. We had a bad sleeping experience there but the sunset on the mountains made up for it!

Van Leeuwen, Leo

7 Apr 2017

Good experience.The restaurant was a bit crowded but the food was good the lodge itself was very good although a bit outof the way but that was okay

Frey, Michael

1 Apr 2013

We stayed in the Mountain View chalet. Quite an unbelievable place; great view and sunsets, all amenities, roomy and uniquely and obviously lovingly constructed.

Dunkley, John

11 Jun 2012

Excellent, we got a 3-room place. Repeat business after liking location & cabins in 2005, everything still fine. Restaurant back at HQ probably better than before.

Fey, Cash

26 Dec 2014

Perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Really liked the lodge layout. If you`re traveling alone or with friends, I would recommend staying at the accomodations closer to the lodge.


29 Aug 2013

very nice, shame they do not offer horse riding on their property any more. The location is great but once again the cottages are freezing cold and they charge you for the fire wood !

Buchert, Karoline

4 Jun 2012

We have stayed in the boulders chalet. Very rustic accommodation. Also overpriced. You are not allowed to use a hair dryer, due to solar power....no cellphone reception. breakfast is basic, not really inviting.

Reinecke, Karin

6 Jul 2015

We stayed at The Rock. This was the HIGHLIGHT of the trip. What an amazing chalet. Wish we could have had a second night. Took the braii option here, which was excellent value. The whole experience of the Rock was unforgettable.


9 May 2014

WOW! Incredible, perfect, comfortable and a excellent service! You can order a braai to make yourself at the Chalet. They prepare everything, salad, meat, desert... the same for breakfast: either in the restaurant, either directely in the Chalet

Hanekom, Karien

5 May 2011

We were given `The Rock` for the evening and it was fantastic. The winner of the entire two weeks. Just a pity we were not really adivsed how nice this was, as we would have gladly swapped the third night at Island Cottage for a second night here.


Klein Aus Vista is situated 2km west of Aus on the main Luderitz - Keetmanshoop Road

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