As you set off from Desert Homestead Lodge there are no sounds other than a horse’s hooves on the sand, nothing but the rhythmical breathing of the creature that carries you while the desert spreads out endlessly ahead. No cars, no diesel fumes or running engines. Just you and silence all around. Gallop across the grassy plains and sleep under the stars. That is when you will know the feeling of true freedom.
In the heart of Damaraland is a wealth of ancient rock paintings that have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a tour from Hohenstein Lodge to see the painted symbols and pictures created by Stone-age hunter-gatherers thousands of years ago. Then top it off with a visit to the area’s gemstone miners, who carve out a living searching for valuable stones in these inhospitable mountains.
There is no better way to get closer to nature than a long walk in the bush. Experience the vibrant red colour of the Kalahari Desert’s sands, as you explore the surroundings of the Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge. Watch antelope as they wander through the foliage or stare at you curiously. Then take a relaxing poolside rest that soothes the feet and refreshes the soul.
Take an overnight hike from Desert Homestead Lodge to Desert Homestead Outpost, over the koppies and along ancient game trails. Spot wild mountain zebra, scattered across the landscape or standing on a rocky ridge. Arrive at the Outpost inspired by nature and ready to relax.