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Activities at Dornhügel Guest Farm

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There's plenty to do and see at Dornhügel Guest Farm . . .


Around the Farm . . .
  • Don’t miss the unique opportunity of a Guided Farm Tour.  Watch farm activities and animals, look out for wild game, spot birds and learn the history of Dornhügel.

  • Take a ride in a traditional Donkey-Cart - wonderful fun, and not just for the children!

  • Guided or unguided Walking and Hiking around Dornhügel, for the more energetic - you might see something unexpected.

  • Enjoy a cool Sundowner while watching game at a waterhole.

  • Guests may use our extensive Library of books and videos on the history and nature of Namibia in both English and German.

  • A small Souvenir Shop has just the right gifts for loved ones.

 
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Day Excursions from Dornhügel . . .
  • Dornhügel Hostel, in Omulunga Township of Grootfontein, provides free accommodation for school-children from local farms. Started by Dornhügel’s owners, this project reveals the daily life of local people, even including solar-powered cooking!

  • Visit a traditional village in Bushmanland and experience the ancient traditions and crafts of the San Bushmen. Learn to create jewellery or how to handle a bow and arrow. A project managed by the local community to generate funds.

  • Hoba Meteorite: the world’s largest metallic meteorite fell to earth about 80,000 years ago. It weighs over 60 tons and has been declared a Namibian National Monument.

  • Lake Otjikoto: containing dumped German munitions. A small permanent natural lake best known for the munitions (and gold bullion?) dumped during World War I, to avoid their capture by the South African and British forces.

  • Grootfontein Museum: Fascinating stories and artefacts.

 
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