Rooisand Guest Farm
(5 rooms) PO Box 2106, Windhoek; tel: 062 572119 or 061 253542; fax: 061 259247
Rooisand is situated at the foot of the Gamsberg Pass on the C26 – about 30km from the junction of the C14 and C26. A traditional guest farm, it makes a good base for hiking around Gamsberg's mountains. All five rooms have air conditioning; other luxuries include satellite TV and a large farm swimming pool.
There are Bushman paintings on various rocks around Rooisand, as well as an old Schutztruppe camp, and a quarry that occasionally throws up some interesting semi-precious stones. As a special excursion, you can be taken to the Kuiseb canyon, to where Hermann Korn and Henno Martin (author of The Sheltering Desert, see Further Reading) hid for years during World War II.