ROOISAND Desert Ranch

ROOISAND Desert Ranch

C26 (Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue) P.O. Box 25005, Windhoek Namibia
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5.0
#1 of 5 ranches in Windhoek
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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A stone's throw away from the magnificient Gamsberg, on the borders of red sand dunes, with an abundance of Mountain Zebra and antelopes spread over majestic landscapes, fully solar-powered and sporting an observatory perfect for star-gazing - this is ROOISAND Desert Ranch - an extra-ordinary retreat for the young-at-heart!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Game room
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Darts
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Clothes rack
Iron
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German

Location

C26 (Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue) P.O. Box 25005, Windhoek Namibia
Getting there
Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
165.6 km
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Candy B wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was my first time visiting Namibia and we decided to stay a bit outside Windhoek and take rest on the way south to Sossuvlei desert dunes. Rooisand was very cosy, about 2hrs from Windhoek which put us half way to our next location. Their property is well managed, very friendly and communicative team, rooms were perfect for the night, we enjoyed the sunset drive and the sky even had a rainbow that glowed over a herd of zebras running past our sunset drive vehicle. Dinner is tasty and enjoyable to sit with the other guests at a large family style table. The next morning I enjoyed clay shooting and he gave me tips how to improve my aim, I shot about 50 rounds and had a blast there!!!! They even have camping if one prefers to use their own tent setup.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: They have larger rooms near the reception for families or friends who might need a bit more space
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Response from Yrida Dainat, General Manager at ROOISAND Desert Ranch
Responded 19 Jan 2023
Thank you for your warm and kind review, candyberlin, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again, soon! Be safe and happy travels!
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Cobus S wrote a review Jan 2023
Polokwane, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay at Rooisand Desert Ranch camping site cabins. The accommodation is simple but very effective at immersing the visitor in the surrounding environment. The bathroom facilities are clean and neat and provide a good supply of hot water from the LPG Geyser. Communal Kitchen was reasonable equipped although we had to boil water on the Gas ring for the washbasin. We enjoyed cooling off in the swimming pool at the Campsite, and enjoyed taking photographs at the uniqie decorative elements around the campsite. The manager and his wife were very hospitable and welcomed us after a quite demanding trip on the rutted gravel road between Walvis Bay and the lodge.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Yrida Dainat, General Manager at ROOISAND Desert Ranch
Responded 12 Jan 2023
Thank you for your kind review, dear Cobus S! It feels good to receive appreciative comments for the finer detail. We hope to meet again, soon! Kind regards, Yrida
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Pawel W wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my three friends spent 10 days in Rooisand.
A beautiful place, people are friendly and caring for guests.
Mountain Chalet offers a sense of privacy.
Amazing views.
Opportunity for walks in the surrounding hills.
The location of Rooisand gives you the chance for even single-row trips to places such as Walvis Bay or Sesriem
And what was most important to us - great conditions for astrophotography under clear, dark skies.
It was a great time.
Thank You!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Yrida Dainat, General Manager at ROOISAND Desert Ranch
Responded 13 Jul 2022
Dear pawelw654, thank you so much for your tremendous review! We hope to have you and your friends (and families) back at Rooisand very soon! Please also be so kind as to join our mailing list when you receive the request - we have many plans for the next season, too! Be safe and kind regards,
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kerri-lee k wrote a review Apr 2021
Windhoek, Namibia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall this place is amazing, friendly staff, amazing views and even greater service.
The rooms are beautiful and fully equipped. They really go the extra-mile for their customers, makes you feel like a home away from home. What a pleasure it was.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Yrida Dainat, General Manager at ROOISAND Desert Ranch
Responded 16 Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your kind review, it has been an absolute pleasure to meet and host you! Thinking of you and wishing you strength - looking forward to seeing you again!
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Steve R wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfectly placed at the southern end of the Valley of a thousand hills, the accommodation provided excellent value for money facilities. The hosts were excellent and provided great insight into the area. And the food was fabulous 👌
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Phred34007 wrote a review Aug 2023
Randburg, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Star-viewing through their awesome telescope was our reason to visit Rooisand.
The rooms are dated and oddly appointed but clean and comfortable. The dinner provided was food rather than a meal, and the wine was disappointing at the price charged. The breakfast was better with good options.
The star gazing was fun, in particular because it was presented by a layman and not an Astro-physicist, which made it made it more relatable for our family.
Overall, a good experience for a 1-night stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Alex K wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went as a group of 9, we were treated like royalty by all staff members and had such a wonderful time exploring the mountains and cave paintings and the telescope. 100% perfect. The host was very knowledgeable on the history of the area as well as in astronomy. He made everything very interesting with his knowledge.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Yrida Dainat, General Manager at ROOISAND Desert Ranch
Responded 15 Mar 2022
Thank you for your kind review, AlexK, we look forward to hosting you again very soon!
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Beate B wrote a review Aug 2022
Frankfurt, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing experience at Rooisand Lodge. From the friendly welcome, to the beautifully furnished chalet with amazing views to great food (breakfast, lunch, dinner and not to forget the freshly baked cake) everything was great.
What really made it special were the people: The familial and personal service was extraordinary and really made this stay our best in Namibia.

Just to make this review complete: we enjoyed the sundowner drives in the stunning landscape, stargazing, our first attempts at shooting (beer cans ;)), seeing the ancient rock paintings and hanging out at the bar.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Yrida Dainat, General Manager at ROOISAND Desert Ranch
Responded 30 Aug 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review, 549Beateb! It was indeed a pleasure to meet you and your family and we look forward to welcoming you at Rooisand again soon! Still have a lot to show you and we're working on your suggestions, too! Stay well, until we meet again!
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Hagen S wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
many thanks to the farm team and good vibes remembering the long interesting talks during our visit at Roissand. We enjoyed the visit very much because of the warm atmosphere of the team and the well informed guidance to several places at the farm, where we have been impressed by the landscape, the living nature and stones. A very big "THANK YOU" to Maja, German and the owners family helping us with our lost luggage. Last but not least we enjoyed pleasant rooms, well prepared fresh meals and the impressive observatory tour. Recreation at its best and good introduction to Namibia!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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richardschulz wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I were able to spend two nights in this wonderful place and had an overall great experience there. The lodge is beautifully embedded in a hilly landscape and offers a lot of activities. The starry sky and the sundowner drive are particularly impressive. a real experience!
The owners and staff at Rooisand are incredibly warm and you feel very welcome there. Last but not least, the food there is wonderful! In addition to the game meat from their own hunt, many of the other products, such as the bread, are homemade or come from their own vegetable garden.
Rooisand is simply recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Yrida Dainat, General Manager at ROOISAND Desert Ranch
Responded 25 Mar 2024
Thank you for your kind review, richardschulz, we are proud that you enjoyed your stay with us! Do return soon, it was a pleasure to host you!
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Eva wrote a tip Dec 2023
Majorca, Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t account the WIFi to work"
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Flip v wrote a tip Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia64 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Gamsberg Pass on the way, and the Astronomy tour a must."
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T3llic wrote a tip Jun 2023
Stockholm, Sweden139 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Campsite is located 1800 m from the reception, be aware of this."
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Candy B wrote a tip Jan 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have larger rooms near the reception for families or friends who might need a bit more space"
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Petra H wrote a tip Nov 2022
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just give them a call and you get the best view you ever had on the great nature of Namibia."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,562 - R 2,653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaKhomas RegionWindhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about ROOISAND Desert Ranch
What are some of the property amenities at ROOISAND Desert Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at ROOISAND Desert Ranch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ROOISAND Desert Ranch?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ROOISAND Desert Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at ROOISAND Desert Ranch?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ROOISAND Desert Ranch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Is ROOISAND Desert Ranch accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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