Klein-Aus Vista Eagle’s Nest

There is something extraordinarily special about the landscape around Klein-Aus Vista. It is where streaks of Namib sand merge with the bleached grasses of the Pro-Namib in a sensuous slow dance of splendour.

The lodge, nestled in the rocky Aus Mountains, is famed for its extensive and lovely vistas, best seen from one of the mountain bike or hiking trails, a viewpoint above the Klein-Aus Vista campsite or from the secluded Eagle’s Nest Chalets. Contributing to the scenery, the Wild Horses of the Namib remind us of untethered freedom and appeal to our soul to embrace the wonderful adventure of life in its entirety.

Desert Horse Inn is imbued with the energy of the horses, adding a spirited component to the warmth of the family-owned lodge. As the pastel landscape transforms into desert en route to Lüderitz and the coast, there is the abandoned diamond mining town of Kolmanskop to visit where disintegrating houses are a photographer’s playground, a desert town to discover and fascinating promontories to explore. For the more adventurous we recommend our rustic Geisterschlucht Cabin.


Warm sun, breath-taking scenery and a wide range of leisure activities invite you to a relaxed, yet also active vacation in Namibia’s beautiful south. With its wide open spaces Namibia is the ideal destination for an adventurous holiday. Upon arrival, international travellers to Namibia have to present a negative PCR test not older 7 days.

Extend your stay, while stretching your budget. We offer foreign travellers up to 20% discount on Bed & Breakfast rates, applicable from 1 December 2021 until 31 March 2022.

Guests who want to stay longer than 5 days at Klein-Aus Vista, we can offer even better rates.



We gladly show you the fascinating plant and animal world of the Succulent Karoo on a scenic drive through Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park.


The mountain bike trails in the Aus Mountains are a mountain biker’s paradise.


If you want to explore the flora and fauna of the Succulent Karoo desert on your own you have six different hiking trails to choose from


Wild Horses of the Namib

They roam the sparsely vegetated plains of the Namib Desert in small groups: the Wild Horses. Over the decades they have conquered the desert as their habitat. They come to drink from the trough at Garub, some 20 km west of Aus. From a hide you can watch the horses and take pictures

Kolmanskop & Lüderitz

In 1908, when diamonds were found, the Namib Desert gave rise to a little town with grand mansions. The deserted diamond settlement of Kolmanskop now offers endless opportunities to take extraordinary pictures. Just 110 km away from Klein-Aus Vista on the B4, the best tar road in Africa, this is an ideal activity to do when planning a day visit to Lüderitz. Please note that you can purchase entry permits or tickets at the entrance gate to Kolmanskop. On Mondays and Saturdays, two guided tours start at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. On Sundays and Public Holidays there is only 1 guided tour at 10.00am. Unguided tours can also be done. Note that Kolmanskop is closed after 1pm. For photographic permits contact Ghost Town Tours directly. While the harbour town of Lüderitz on the Atlantic coast boasts a heritage of magnificent Jugendstil buildings. The Waterfront and the old stone cross, erected by Portuguese seafarers more than 500 years ago, are also well worth a visit.

Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park

The Succulent Karoo – after soft winter rains a sea of bright flowers in the vast plains of the southern Namib. In Gondwana Sperrgebiet Rand Park near Aus, you experience the most bio-diverse desert on earth. It is a landscape of granite mountains, dry riverbeds and sweeping plains. To the east the park (510 km²) borders on the Nama Karoo, and to the north on the dune sea of the Namib, where the Wild Horses roam.


Rediscover freedom at Klein-Aus Vista with its sweeping vistas of subtle colours where the Pro-Namib merges with desert sands. Take time away from rush and routine of everyday life to recharge and to reconnect with the natural world. For a quality experience, treat yourself to a few days at the Eagle’s Nest Chalets, built into rounded granite boulders with a rugged granite-gneiss mountain as a backdrop. Above, eagles may soar, and in front, the expansive views will take your breath away. Additionally a seven-kilometre drive from the main lodge, the Eagle’s Nest chalets are private self-catering retreats. Ech built individually, combining natural elements and boulders into their interiors in a rustic and luxurious blend.

You may just want to stay here forever. Choose whether to cook in the kitchen, on the fire or to eat in the Desert Horse Inn restaurant. Take-away breakfast or barbecue packs are available on request. Eagle’s Nest is an attractive base for those who appreciate boundless space, choices, a sense of the land, privacy, innovation, the out-of-the-ordinary and the spectacular. We have built The Eagle’s Nest chalets especially for you. S 26° 39.121 E 16° 14.608



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