Düsternbrook Farm is 50km north-west of Windhoek, en route to Etosha and before the turn-off for Swakopmund. It has been in the Vaatz family since 1942 and in operation since 1962. Under the guidance of Johann Vaatz, the 14,000ha farm has become home to numerous plains game as well as a leopard and cheetah protection programme.
Accommodation is a combination of double and triple rooms, houses (perfect for families), two luxury en suite safari tents, four chalets and a campsite. Life revolves around the restored farmhouse from where the home-grown meals are served and your daily activities depart.
One double room; one luxury suite, one triple room; two houses; two luxury safari tents; four chalets; all en suite; swimming pool; thatched roof lapa; home-grown produce; camping
Cheetah and leopard drive; game drive; game viewing on horse back; mountain drive; walking/ hiking trails; mountaineering; 4x4 self-drive mountain trail
A visit to the 50-ha leopard and cheetah enclosure is essential and you can opt for a game drive and a scenic mountain drive through the Khomas Hochland range. The farm has plenty of plains game including white rhino, Hartmann's mountain zebra, gemsbok, kudu, giraffe, Burchell's zebra, waterbuck, warthog, eland, steinbuck, wildebeest, hartebeest, baboon, jackal. Over 160 species of bird have been recorded including the endemics, South African shelduck, Cape vulture, ashy tit, anteating chat, and rockrunner.