BuellsPort Guestfarm
-24.148085,16.363748 P.O. Box 97457 -NA- Windhoek Namibia
Ernst Sauber 00264 63 293371 00264 88 625749 info@buellsport.com
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Naukluft Challenge - Naukluft-Remhoogte-Namib

Day 1

Guests need to arrive at BuellsPort before 15h. After settling in, take a dip in the pool and indulge in some homemade cake with your coffee or tea. A horse is then chosen for you, according to your own evaluation and your weight and height. About two hours before night falls we take a leisurely ride, criss-crossing the ephemeral Tsondab River bed to spot baboons, warthogs, kudus and springbok as they adjust to the fading light. As the sun sets and the mountains slowly lose their warm glow, we turn back to the farmstead. After a quick shower, we meet for a three-course dinner to discuss the next few exciting days.

Day 2

The next morning calls for an early start. We saddle up and follow the ephemeral River for a few hours, The Naukluft and Remhoogte Mountains provide constantly spectacular views. Lunch will be taken en-route. Shortly after lunch we saddle up again and are soon on our way up the rugged Remhoogte Mountains. Part of the trail follows the narrow zebra pathways. The landscape keeps changing, allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the vistas and rock formations as we ride. By late afternoon we arrive at the fly-camp. Here we tend to our hard-worked horses, and take a re-freshing shower. Dinner is potjiekos (literally, “pot food”), which is a typically African stew cooked slowly over an open fire in a cast-iron pot. This will be accompanied by another delicious traditional favourite, vetkoek. Just try it!

Day 3

A leisurely breakfast the next morning starts us out on a ride through rough and demanding terrain, with snacks and water in our saddlebags. This will be the day of spectacular mountain scenery, enjoyed while riding mainly in walk and some steep climbs add to the days challenges. We will arrive at the Remhoogte farmstead by early afternoon, allowing the horses a longer rest. For sundowners, we climb a nearby hill to enjoy a quiet end to the day and the evening breeze. Dinner will be served as a traditional braai (barbecue) with boerewors (traditional sausage) and pot bread made on the fire, as we unwind with some chilled wine, beer and a selection of cool drinks.

Accommodation is in twin rooms with a shared bathroom at Remhoogte Farmstead.

Day 4

The next morning, we have a leisurely breakfast on the shaded veranda. The ride winds it way back and forth across the bed of the ephemeral River, following an old farm road. Part of the trail now follows the narrow paths slowly carved out over time by mountain zebras, winding up and between the rocks. With some luck we may encounter some herds of these shy animals. The landscape keeps changing, allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the vistas and rock formations as we ride.

By lunchtime we are at an old cottage that used to serve as a farmhouse. Here, our crew awaits us with a hearty snack and cool drinks, while the horses are watered in the nearby fountain. Shortly after lunch we saddle up again and are soon on our way on vast plains of Ababis, already part of the Namib Desert. In these open plains, we will encounter large numbers of Oryx and springbok. The wide-open space bordered by the Remhoogte Mountains provides constantly spectacular views.

Date & Facts  
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Starting & Arrival: BuellsPort Guestfarm
Difficulty: demanding
Special features
This trail is only offered in May and June
included full board
Booking at the Guesthouse
Inclusive VAT
1 PAX
25.000,- N$ per Person
2 or more PAX
16.500,- N$ per Person
BuellsPort - Anke 11. February 2016