Horse riding

Düsternbrook offers an extremely diverse landscape with breathtaking wildlife (which is difficult to find so close to Windhoek). There are hardly any limits to the ideas for safari rides. Behind every hilltop a new picture of the landscape opens up. On horseback you are even closer to nature and the game will allow you to come much closer.

You will come closer
on a horse-back!


From beginners to experienced riders, everyone gets good value for their money’s with us. For children or if you don’t feel safe enough to follow a safari ride with our horses, there is the possibility to be led by a guide on a rope or you can gain first experience with a riding lesson.


Advanced riders can look forward to a gallop through the river bed or an exciting ride through the mountains, which demands some confidence from the rider. Even advanced riders can take riding lessons or dare to approach a few terrain obstacles.


On the safari rides you will be accompanied by an experienced, local guide who will be happy to answer your questions about flora and fauna. You will receive riding lessons from a FENA-certified riding instructor and horse manager with many years of professional experience in her field up to personal assistance in the German highest riding level of versatility.

Our horses have a wonderful stable and enough pasture space to stay in a good mood. Mares and geldings are mixed in a herd and outdoors all year round. For the training of the horses and the riding lessons we have a 20 * 60m square and a small cross-country course.

Four of our horses are experienced guide horses with a very good character, experience with meeting wild animals and different riders. But our young stars can also be seen. You are the calm person and still always willing and attentive to go. Our goal is to train horses that are safe for beginners to ride and still have a lot of fun for an experienced rider.

All are regularly corrected and trained. We offer rides for up to five people per ride. (More horses are still in training.)

Riding the African Savanne

Picture yourself riding in the African landscape when the early morning sun is climbing the horizon and the wind blows through the tall grass. You will ride amongst mountains and dry riverbeds. When you come back from your ride you can relax by the pool, read a book or go for a hike. In the afternoon you can join our Cats Unlimited tour and see leopards and cheetahs from the safety of a car. Of course we will provide you with drinks and quality food from our European cuisine. Every night we serve a 3-course dinner family style. In the evening you can reflect the day and meet our other guests from all around the world. Good conversion!

Price
N$ 380,- per person
Package

3 Days
Horse Riding

We have a special package to offer you. A special 3 day half-board riding package with an experienced local guide.

What is included?
  • N$ 4.687,- (1-2 riders)
  • N$ 4.393,- (3 riders)
  • N$ 3.825,- (4 riders)
Rates per person
  • 3 nights at Düsternbrook guest farm in our Kolonialhaus accommodation (upgrade to Felsenhaus accommodation at 8% surcharge)
  • Half board
  • 12 hours of riding with an experienced guide, divided over 3 days (2-4 riders)
  • 1 Cats Unlimited tour
  • 1 Game drive

You can book a transfer from Windhoek or the airport separately to get to/from our guest farm (surcharge). Please note that we can also arrange a transfer to Swakopmund for you (Starting your round trip in Namibia with a rental after visiting Swakopmund can save you a few hundred euro/dollars, ask us for more information).

To able to cater for small groups of 2 to 4 riders we schedule starting days on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can arrive the day before. If this doesn’t suit you please let us know and we can see wat we can arrange to meet your requests.

Are you an experienced rider, but your partner is not? No problem! Also for non-experienced riders we can cater. Besides riding we have game drives, big cats feeding tours, hiking trails, a pool, a library and you can rent a car to drive around our farm land. We also have WiFi available.

We also have a long distance hiking trail to a campsite. We can also organise it in a way that one person is riding and the other person is hiking to this campsite (ca. 9km). You will then meet there. We can bring you a package with sleeping matt, tent, sleeping bag etc. by car. It can happen that something the trail is only accessible by foot due to circumstances. Contact us for more information and we can make you a tailor-made experience.

This is what your trip could look like

Day 1 (Mon/Thu): Individual arrival at Düsternbrook (this night is not included in the package)

Transfer from the airport of hotel in Windhoek to the farm (transfer surcharge)

Day 2 (Tue/Fri): Start 3-day package

Morning: Breakfast, meeting with the horses, light lunch at the farm.
Afternoon: relaxing at the pool, possibly Cats unlimited tour, at the end of the afternoon riding for 1 or 2 hours, sundowner drink.
Evening: Dinner.
(with this schedule you can also arrive on this morning)

Day 3 (Wed/Sat): Wildlife

Morning: We start early in the morning with a 4-hour ride where we will meet the wildlife (breakfast stop included).
Afternoon: Cooling down at the pool, lunch (optional), game drive and a hike to the dam until sundown.
Evening: Dinner

Day 4 (Thu/Sun): The view from the mountains

Breakfast on the farm, then a full day riding with lunch in the field. Today you can enjoy the Khomas Highlands and its wide views from the mountains. At the end of the day relax with a dinner.

Day 5 (Fri/Mon): Departure or extension

Breakfast. Possibly you can ride for another 2 hrs if you haven’t ridden all of the promsied hours the previous days. You can extend your stay with one more day or head to your next address. We can arrange a transfer to Windhoek, the airport or Swakopmund for you.

Woman on a horse back
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