Camping & Self-catering


There is a touch of magic and intrigue at this rustic 'Ghost Canyon' cabin. Simplistic but exclusive as it hides in a secluded valley, where a rusty bullet-ridden Hudson greets you at the entrance road, a relic from a gunfight between diamond smugglers and police. Their ghosts are said to roam the valley in search of their lost diamonds. Further along the trail, a series of stone ramparts are visible from WWI days (1914-18), from when the German forces built fortifications here in the Aus hills to make a stand against the South African Union soldiers.

The Geisterschlucht Cabin consists of two family rooms sharing a bathroom, kitchen and lounge area. Solar panels that charge batteries provide 220 volt light and outlets to charge devices but please note no hair dryer and electric kettle can be used. The two rooms each have two ¾ beds and one bunk bed each, sleeping a total of 4 persons per room with bedding provided. The bathroom has two organic toilets and two showers. The open plan kitchen and lounge area is equipped with a fridge/gas burner and an inside braai (barbecue) area with cutlery, crockery, pots and pans provided. There is also an outside braai area to enjoy pleasant evenings around the fire.

Guests are more than welcome at the Inn's restaurant for breakfast or dinner (subject to availability, please enquire upon arrival). A better option are the barbecue packs which can be ordered at the reception (Desert Horse Inn, 6 km). Two hiking trails run through the picturesque valley and the habitat of the Wild Horses is just 20 km away.  S 26˚ 39.121' E 16˚ 14.608'

Please note: During some periods of the year, the cabin may only be accessible with a 4x4. Please enquire when making your reservation. There is a minimum charge when making a booking.
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Rates N$ per person incl. VAT & Bed Levy Room
Season 2023: 1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023   N$ 455.00
Groups smaller than 3, minimum rate TBA
Season 2022: 1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022 N$ 430.00       
Groups smaller than 3, minimum rate N$ 1300.00
Note: Gondwana card discounts are not applicable. Breakfast is not included in the rates.




  • • Credit Card: Visa, Master


  • • Rustic "Geisterschlucht" Family Cabin (max 8 persons)
  • • Restaurant at the Desert Horse Inn reception area
  • • Bar at the Desert Horse Inn reception area
  • • Swimming pool at the Desert Horse Inn
  • • Wi-Fi (300 MB free) at the Desert Horse Inn
  • • Mobile connectivity at the Desert Horse Inn reception area
  • • Secure parking


  • • Guided Scenic Sunset Drive
  • • Guided Full Day or Half Day Desert Tour
  • • Self-guided Hiking Trails
  • • Self-guided Mountain Bike Trails
  • • Self-guided Day trip to Lüderitz and Kolmanskop
  • • Self-guided trip to the Wild Horses viewpoint at Garub


  • • Two family rooms sleeping 8 pax (4 x ¾ beds and 2 x bunk beds)
  • • Two gas heated showers and two organic toilets
  • • Open plan kitchen and lounge area
  • • Bedding and towels
  • • Solar charged batteries providing 220 volt
  • • Charging points available
  • • Outside barbecue facility
  • • Barbecue packs are available at the reception


Tel: +264 63 258116 / +264 63 258021 
Fax: +264 886 23302 
Email: reservations(at)


  • Children are most welcome at all our venues. Children up to 5 years old are free of charge; for children between the age of 6 and 13 years we charge 50 per cent of the Cabin rate. For teenagers 13 years and older we charge the adult rates.

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