Experience real farm life in Namibia

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The best beef and vegetarian meals

Our different kinds of cattle, Brahman, Simmentaler, Angus and the indigenous N´Guni cattle amongst others grow up with a lot of exercise. As a result their meat is very lean.

A speciality however is the N´Guni – it provides us with fine-fibred, delicately marbled meat which offers a very unique taste sensation. 

But that’s not all – game meat from the Kudu, warthog, Oryx or Eland antelope hunted ourselves is offered on our daily changing menu.


Eigene Rinderzucht macht Dornhügel zum besten Steakhaus Afrikas

Doch damit nicht genug – Wildfleisch vom Kudu, Warzenschwein, der Oryx- oder Eland-Antilope aus der eigenen Jagd steht ebenso auf der täglich wechselnden Speisekarte.


The best meat – prepared on our stone-built barbecue

Closely experience the preparation of your meals on the grill or in the Potjie, the traditional cast iron pot.

Find out more in the Dornhügel meat handbook, which also describes the various varieties of game that can be found on our farm.


Vegetarian dishes

Unser Gemüsegarten für vegetarische gerichte

Vegetarians will get their money’s worth as well, because our vegetable and herb garden as well as our fruit trees defy the Namibian drought. Melanie makes the most wonderful salads, juices and jams from our produce.


Home-made stone-oven pizza

Our smaller guests, and not just them, will appreciate our wood fired pizzas prepared with all the delicacies Dornhügel has to offer.

Experience agriculture close-up

Agriculture in Namibia is mainly extensive cattle breeding.

Due to long dry seasons a cow requires a large area and a lot of grass to live. At Dornhügel this comes to at least 10 hectare per cow.  As a result we have approximately 1000 cows on our 11 000 hectare farm during good rainy seasons. We farm with Brahman, Simmentaler, Angus and the indigenous N´Guni cattle. Due to the low-calorie feed the cattle grow slowly which guarantees possibly the best meat quality in the world.

In addition to our cattle Damara sheep, dogs, cats, ducks and chickens are part of the farm. A special feature is our Basotho horse stud.

Dornhügel is a family-owned farm in the third generation. Irmgard and Max Beyer manage the agriculture. Dornhügel is a real family business which is evident all over the farm.



Namibian farms are special

The path from calf to grown cattle is a difficult one and it involves mastering many challenges. Drought, heat, bush fires and predators such as the leopard pose just one of many risks. Farms in Namibia are very unique and we want to give you the opportunity to find out as much as possible about them. To achieve this goal we have a range of activities prepared for individual preferences.


1. Accompany us on a farm trip

Tour über die Farm

During a 2 or 3 hour drive we will show you large parts of the farm. You will find out where we get our water from and how it gets to the watering holes distributed over the farm.

You will get to know our different varieties of cattle as well as our Basotho horses and the Damara sheep.

See the old red stone building, which today could well be the backdrop of a western movie. Experience the diversity of wild animals that live in harmony with the agriculture. The elegant jump of the Kudu over the fence will render you speechless. The Kudu can jump off the cuff two meters far and also high.


2. Walk along the Makalani Palm tree trail

It is a memorable experience to discover Dornhügel on foot. While walking along the Makalani palm tree way you will pass the stately termite mounds and our central agricultural buildings where you can witness the tasks our team has to master every day. The trail also leads you to the picturesque hills that gave our farm its name.


3. Become a farm hand

For those that want to know exactly what they are capable of, we have a special offer. Become a farm hand for one day (or just a few hours). De-bush the fields in the glaring sun, supply the cattle with water, repair the fences or drive our bulldozer when our roads have to be improved. You can be sure that no sundowner has ever tasted as good as the one you will have during that evening.


4. Experience special events with us

Feel free to ask us about any upcoming events that you might be able to attend. Maybe you are in luck and can accompany us to a cattle auction or be involved while the auctioned cattle are unloaded and get their brand.

You can also be present while a calf is being born.


Last, but not least: 

Long conversations next to the bonfire give you an insight into the country and its people that you will get nowhere else. Under the Southern Cross you can discuss and deepen the experiences of the day.

Dornhügel Gästefarm

Im Norden Namibias, auf dem Weg ins unberührte Buschmann-Land und das Caprivi-Gebiet, nur zwei Stunden von der Etosha-Pfanne entfernt, erwartet Sie auf der Dornhügel Gästefarm eine einzigartige Kombination aus einem Gästebetrieb in familiärer Atmosphäre und stilvollem Ambiente und dem typischen namibischen Farmleben.

Erleben Sie die Landwirtschaft Namibias hautnah

Werden Sie ein Teil des Farmlebens – auf der Farmrundfahrt, an der Wasserstelle, im Gespräch mit der Farmerfamilie oder besonders intensiv, indem Sie die Farmarbeiter einen Tag lang begleiten. Und treffen Sie dabei neben rund 1000 Rindern und über 50 Pferden, auch auf Giraffen, Kudus, Elands, Dik-Diks, Warzenschweine und viele Wildtiere mehr, mit etwas Glück auch den scheuen Leoparden.

Steaks aus eigener Zucht

Genießen Sie das Essen aus eigener Herstellung – von der Marmelade, über die Säfte bis hin zu Salat und Gemüse. Und nicht zuletzt: genießen Sie ein Dornhügel-Steak vom Wild aus eigener Jagd oder Rind aus eigener Zucht, das nach der Zubereitung auf unserem Holzkohlegrill aus der Gästefarm das beste Steakhouse des südlichen Afrika macht.
Ihre Gastgeber Melanie und Götz freuen sich darauf, Sie zum Teil einer namibischen Farmerfamilie zu machen und begrüßen Sie auf deutsch, englisch oder afrikaans.

Bester Komfort

Die neu renovierten Zimmer unserer Gästefarm, mit WLAN, Moskitonetzen und Klimaanlage für die heißen Tage, bieten Ihnen allen Komfort, ob im Einzel-, Doppel- oder Familienzimmer.

Kinder sind bei uns ganz besonders willkommen

Sie genießen neben dem Farmerlebnis unsere kleine Oase mit Pool, Tischtennisplatte und dem echt namibischen Tenniscourt. Alexander und Tamira, die Farmkinder, erwarten euch schon!

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