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Rooisand Desert Ranch: Spectacular views - and absolute peace - on the chalet's balcony

General

  • Well-maintained and peaceful site among spectacular views
  • In a stargazing haven with observatory on site
  • Restaurant, braais and regular game, sunset and scenery tours

The team at Rooisand Desert Ranch says the on-site stargazing and observatory tour are absolute musts. And so, pack your telescope, your sense of curiosity and your cooking bits and pieces (for what is stargazing without an accompanying barbie?) and take your stellar self to this stellar Namibian farm site.

You'll spy stars and clear skies with ease from the ranch, as the Gamsberg region has virtually no light pollution and fair weather all year round; to make it simpler still, Rooisand's observatory has one of the biggest and most modern telescopes available for public viewing in all the land. Off site, Namibia is famed worldwide for its stargazing, with a low population density and low air pollution rate alongside its low light pollution: take a day and evening trip to the Gamsberg Plateau for stunning sky-based sights.

Those not into astronomy (tsk) have an excellent selection of options to delve into by day instead, including walking trails to rock painting sites or hiking among the red dunes of the Namib Desert (red sands = Rooisand). Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Etosha Pan and Walvis Bay/Swakopmund are all easily accessible for self-guided adventures around the region, and the Rooisand team arranges scenery, game and sunset drives all year round. Within ambling distance, the town of Chausib is half a kilometre away.

Rooisand is well set up for idle days as well as stargazing nights, with a setting among spectacular scenery; sun and wind shelters, and braais for guests' use. On-site chefs are to hand to whisk up meals in the restaurant; just make a reservation with the friendly team.

Please note

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12 (subject to weather conditions).

The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Please note that the campsite part of the ranch is a kilometre and a half from the guest farm. Campers may book meals and activities, but the lodge facilities including pool and tennis courts are reserved for lodging guests.

Card payments for amounts less than N$400 cannot be accepted. If paying in cash, Namibian dollars and Euros are also accepted.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Location

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  • C26, Gamsberg Pass, Chausib, Khomas Region, Namibia
  • Timezone Africa/Windhoek +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 23.2834°S 16.1200°E

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Stargazing by night and hiking, photography, tours and mountain biking by day... this is a splendid spot for the lot, as well as for longer trips or overnighters to Namibian destinations such Saswakopmund, Sossusvlei/Sesriem and local mountain pass routes.

Like the rest of the country, this is a stellar wildlife watching region too, where you'll be able to spy zebras and ostriches around the ranch, and where species of all sorts roam around the Gamsberg Nature Reserve just under an hour east. The reserve is also the setting for the Gamsberg mountain with that topping stargazing on its plateau; by day, clamber to its flat top for spectacular views of the Khomas highlands.

And then head west, to the vast and utterly spectacular Namib-Naukluft National Park, a region the size of Switzerland that includes the Nambib Desert; Namibia's most visited destination Sossusvlei, and the highest sand dunes on the planet: all a must-see.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Rooisand Desert Ranch cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Rooisand Desert Ranch on arrival.

Card payments for amounts less than N$400 cannot be accepted onsite. If paying in cash, Namibian dollars and Euros are also accepted.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Rooisand Desert Ranch have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Rooisand Desert Ranch dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Rooisand Desert Ranch? Stargazing by night and hiking, photography, tours and mountain biking by day... this is a splendid spot for the lot, as well as for longer trips or overnighters to Namibian destinations such … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rooisand Desert Ranch?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Rooisand Desert Ranch? From £20.10 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12 (subject to weather conditions).

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Please note that the campsite part of the ranch is a kilometre and a half from the guest farm. Campers may book meals and activities, but the lodge facilities including pool and tennis courts are reserved for lodging guests.

Card payments for amounts less than N$400 cannot be accepted onsite. If paying in cash, Namibian dollars and Euros are also accepted.

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