Fodor's Expert Review Ababis Guest Farm

Namib Naukluft Park, Erongo, Namibia

Ostriches and cows rub unlikely shoulders at this intimate, historic guesthouse at a farm on the northern side of the Naukluft Mountains, near the tiny town of Solitaire. It was established in 1898 as an outpost of the German Imperial Stud Farm at Nauchas. Today it's an ideal base for exploring the area, whether on foot or by 4x4—although it's a day-long trip (and an expensive one) to Sossusvlei and back. With long hikes and short strolls around the farm, the area is ideal for hikers and very popular with German tourists. There are seven en-suite rooms with private verandas, and the English-and-German-speaking hosts will escort you on game drives, to nearby San paintings, or to the Naukluft plateau. You'll dine well on home-cooked food, and there's a surprisingly good wine selection.


  • charming
  • homey environment
  • self-guided hikes and walking
  • charming, homey environment
  • self-guided hikes and walking


  • only two rooms have air conditioning and the rest are quite hot
  • most excursions at extra cost
  • far from Sossusvlei


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Phones: 063-683–080 | 063-293–362


7 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals; Some meals

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