Büllsport Guest Farm
(8 rooms including a family room) P Bag 1003, Maltahöhe; tel: 063 693371/693363; fax: 063 693372/293365; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.natron.net/tour/buellspt
About 230km from Windhoek (3 hours' drive), Büllsport has its own dot on the normal tourist board map of Namibia – which is puzzling. Apart from the farm's shop and garage (for punctures, fuel and small repairs), there's just the guest farm here.
Run by Johanna and Ernst Sauber, this is one of the best traditional guest farms in the country, attracting a wide range of nationalities to stay. You can expect good food (often braais in the evening), a comfortable (though not luxurious) twin room with en-suite shower and toilet, and a warm welcome. Outside is a lovely new swimming pool.
Many visitors use this as a base for visiting the Naukluft Mountains, as Büllsport owns a section of them. You can walk up them for a long day hike, or Ernst will drive you up in a 4WD for an afternoon stroll on the top of the plateau, or to the Quivertree Gorge, from where it's about 21/2 hours' hike down to the farm. Within a short drive of the farmhouse there's an old German Schutztruppe post, and a few hours' walk from that is a large natural rock arch – which they call the 'Bogenfels of the Naukluft', after the original in the Sperrgebiet.
Johanna also offers short horseriding trails into the mountains, with even inexperienced riders welcome. These cost around N$132.25 per person per hour. For two or more experienced riders, she can arrange a two-day trail, including meals and an overnight bush-camp in the Naukluft. Alternatively, the farm is just under two hours' drive (115km) from Sesriem, so it makes a practical base for day-trips there, if closer accommodation is full. 4WD excursions to Sossusvlei are available by arrangement.