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About Gessert's Guesthouse

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.

  • Response Rate: 93%
  • Response Time: 11 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 43 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Gessert's Guesthouse Rooms

Reviews for Gessert's Guesthouse

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Timothy Robinson, Switzerland
16 June 2015

The Breakfast all say is the best in namibia.. And it truly is!! Very amazing well served! And superbe Price Range Imwould suggest

Sandra Coburn, South Africa
26 May 2015

Comfortable, traditional accommodation.  Very friendly owners and superb breakfast!  Highly recommended should you be passing through.

Ulrich Mueller, Germany
02 March 2015

Friendly, really nice and familiar rooms, breakfast very good and prepared with love, beautiful with a green garden.

Gill Read, South Africa
15 December 2014

Lovely rooms and attention to detail.

Gill Read, South Africa
13 December 2014

Great but for the fact that they do not accept credit cards! I have now paid three times the amount I owed trying to pay them in the awful town of Keetmanshoop. Never again.

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Gessert's Guesthouse Map

Gessert's Guesthouse is 2.3km from the centre of Keetmanshoop , the nearest airport 4.5km (Keetmanshoop Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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