Gessert's Guesthouse

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  • Description
  • Facilities
Relax in a quiet family atmosphere at this cosy guest house in the heart of Keetmanshoop, Namibia. Gessert's Guesthouse offers seven comfortably furnished en-suite bedrooms.

All the bedrooms are spacious with remote controlled air-conditioning and TVs. They are lovingly decorated and all lead to the beautiful, shady garden with its sparkling swimming pool as the centre. The hosts, Elma and Hendrik Knouwds, are proud to offer guests their comprehensive and stylish breakfasts.

There are good restaurants close by as well as a museum in the old church where the illustrated history of Keetmanshoop is on display. Worth a visit is the old Kaiserliche Postamt built in the year 1910, which now houses the Tourist Information. About 13 km northeast of Keetmanshoop, lies the spectacular and much photographed Kokerboom or Quiver Tree Forest on the farm Gariganus. The site has been declared a National Monument.

The Quiver Tree or Kokerboom is indigenous to the hot and dry southern part of Namibia. The plants are succulents and can reach a height of up to 9 m. They have adapted to the extreme environmental conditions by storing water in their trunks. The tree only blossoms for the first time after 20 to 30 years and can reach 300 years of age. The wood is very light and spongy inside, and because the trunk and branches can be easily hollowed out, they were used as quivers by the bushmen who formerly inhabited this area.
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 32
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • AA Highly Recommended

32 Reviews on Gessert's Guesthouse

The accommodation and hospitality were excellent thank you. Zelna went out of her way to make us feel at home and even packed a breakfast because we left early. Thank you for the recommendation.

Daan Botha, South Africa
20 February 2014

Wonderful, comfortable and relaxing. Had a wonderful stop-over with my girlfriend. Breakfast was great! Holds up to its quality and standards. Don't hesitate in experiencing it.

Gábor Rácz, South Africa
07 January 2014

It was fabulous! The breakfast was awesome, never to be missed!

Herman Breed, South Africa
31 December 2013

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay and the best breakfast of our lives !!! From the moment you stop there you are made to feel at home.

Ilze du Toit, South Africa
19 December 2013

We stayed here for two nights. The hostess was very friendly and the breakfast was lovely. The gardens are lovely and provide a welcome cool retreat from the heat of the day. Our room was clean and comfortable. The only thing I would say is that the decor and linen need refreshing. Flannelette sheets when the outside temperature is in the high 30s was a bit warm. Otherwise a very pleasant stay and good value for money.

Terry O'Brien, South Africa
29 November 2013
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Family Room 5X 1
Includes: Breakfast
The private patio lends the room the ideal atmophere to relax as a family. The room has two sections and is beautifully decorated.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds Twin beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Heater, Balcony/patio, Radio, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
TV Television, M-Net
Views Garden
 
Family Room 5
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Rooms 1, 2, 3X 3
Includes: Breakfast
All these rooms share a patio. Each room has been decorated with a different theme creating a relaxed atmosphere for each room.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds Twin beds
Other Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Radio, Bar Fridge, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms
TV DStv, Television
Views Garden
 
Rooms 1, 2, 3
Sleeps 2 Price:
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Rooms 4, 6, 7X 3
Includes: Breakfast
Each of these rooms are decorated differently, with rooms 4 and 5 next to each other to be used as another family room. Room 6 and 7 are next to each other, sharing a patio and overlooking the swimming pool.
Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds Twin beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Radio, Bar Fridge, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Balcony/patio
Views Swimming pool, Garden
 
Rooms 4, 6, 7
Sleeps 2 Price:
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Family Room 5 x 1

Includes: B & B

The private patio lends the room the ideal atmophere to relax as a family. The room has two sections and is beautifully decorated.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds Twin beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Heater, Balcony/patio, Radio, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
TV Television, M-Net
Views Garden

Rooms 1, 2, 3 x 3

Includes: B & B

All these rooms share a patio. Each room has been decorated with a different theme creating a relaxed atmosphere for each room.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds Twin beds
Other Radio, Bar Fridge, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater
TV Television, DStv
Views Garden

Rooms 4, 6, 7 x 3

Includes: B & B

Each of these rooms are decorated differently, with rooms 4 and 5 next to each other to be used as another family room. Room 6 and 7 are next to each other, sharing a patio and overlooking the swimming pool.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only
Beds Twin beds
Other Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Radio, Bar Fridge, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
Views Swimming pool, Garden

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