Ababis Guest Farm
(4 double rooms, 1 family room) PO Box 1004, Maltahöhe; tel: 063 293362; fax: 063 293364; email: email@example.com
Ababis stands on the west side of the C14, opposite the junction with D1261, on the north side of the Naukluft Mountains. It has been a guest farm since 1993, and is quite traditional in character, though it has changed hands recently.
The farm has some cattle and a few ostriches, as well as areas devoted purely to wildlife including gemsbok, springbok, blesbok, ostrich, occasional zebra, a few kudu, and some bat-eared foxes. On the edge of the Naukluft, it is a good base for long hikes, while there's also a gentle walking trail around the farm which takes a few hours, down to a (usually) dry river.
If you're not driving yourself around, then there is a 4WD drive on to the Naukluft Plateau, lasting about eight hours, a morning or afternoon trip into Sossusvlei, or a half-day's drive encompassing local Bushman paintings, a spring and a small 'kokerboom forest' in the hills. Trips costs about N$950–1,800 per vehicle, for up to 4 people.