Farm Duwisib Rest Camp

Accommodation Namibia - Southern Region

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Farm Duwisib: the main local attraction is the castle, why did anyone build a castle in this semi desert area? This is the first thought that springs to ones' mind when driving towards Duwisib Castle. The Castle is remFarm Duwisib Rest Camp Namibiaote from any town, the building materials were transported over some incredible high sand dunes (Some of the largest in the world) by ox-wagons Farm Duwisib Rest Camp Namibia roomfrom Luderitz, some 300km away. When you get to the castle you will admire the sheer determination of the original owner/builder to start a new life here. Even the carpenters came from as far away as Scandinavia. Baron Hans Heinrich, a captain in the German army during the war against Herero's and Nama's (1904 -1906), decided to make Namibia his home (one can understand why once visiting this beautiful country). He married an eccentric millionaires, Jayta Humphry heard to be American, purchased 55,000 hectares of land and they started building the 22 room castle designed by Willi Sander in 1908 (completed in 1909). The Baron was an avid horse enthusiast and in 1914, the couple set out for Germany to buy some more horses. Unfortunately the 1st World War broke out during the journey.

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The Baron joined the German army and sadly died along with his dream on the 4th September 1916 at the battle of Somme. His wife was never to return to Namibia. The castle changed ownership many times and in 1991, it became a public museum. It is open every day from approximately 8.00hrs to 13.00hrs and 14.00hrs to 17.00hrs. Hosts can offer you fully furnished, inexpensive accommodation with en-suite facilities and kitchenettes. Whether you want self cater or enjoy dinner served by camp's friendly staff it is your choice. Literally all accommodation has clear views of the castle.
Nature walks, admire the rare wildlife. Shop in Farm Store from cold or hot refreshments, snacks & specially a souvenirs.

Hosts provide special services, upon request:
Hot Meals/Dinners
Packed Lunches
Farm Tours
Horse Riding (At your own risk)
Discounts available for large groups

Rates per person per night : on request

Castle view single double room: dinner, bed and breakfast


Gemsbok unit: self-catering: accommodation only:
2-4 rooms, kitchen, lounge, outside BBQ facilities

4 beds/6 beds/8 beds

Springbok bungalow: self-catering: accommodation only:
twin bedded, kitchen, en-suite bathroom, terrace



Children 12 years and older Full rate

Nature drives, per person


Groups: maximum 14 guests (if all sharing)

Hot air balloon trips Click here for details


* Equipped with the following:

- kerosene lamps
- 4 beds - family room type
- towels
- bedding
- kitchenette with gas burners
- outside braai facilities
- toilet and shower


Rates are subject to change without prior notice should tax be increased or Government levies introduced. Rates include Value Added Tax.

Contact & reservations:

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy

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