Camping in comfort at Bastion
Lyn Daly, South Africa
15 April 2015
We arrived on Sun 29 Mar and were shown to the very nicely set up campsite. Each extremely neat site had its own kitchen/ablution block with lovely decorations around the mirrors and toilet holders, and a large shaded patio. Lots of (decorative) hooks for clothing - not often thought of by hosts. If you have a two-person tent there is not a lot of ground on which to pitch it within the fenced enclosure. But otherwise a vey well appointed site. Civilised camping - what a pleasure. We were just surprised that the farm shop was closed on a Sun, but the owner did say to call if we needed anything in it, and they would send someone to open up. If there were more guests at the time we were there, it would be a lovely place to gather for a chat. Overall, we would definitely recommend camping here.
Very pleasant stay
Ernst-Guenter Mentzel, South Africa
03 April 2015
Ourselves and our friends from Germany had a lovely stay for one night. The rooms were as requested at booking stage including a braai for the tired travelers. Thank you for your hospitality and interesting surrounding details. Realy a gem!
Maria Van Jaarsveldt, South Africa
01 January 2015
Pragtig skoon en netjies en baie privaat. Sal dit aanbeveel om te oornag.
A little juwel
Horst Butow, South Africa
31 October 2014
What a pleasant surprise. A great overnight stay with a little tourist shop full of surprises. The breakfast was really nice and we could see that the camping sites are also of a very high standard.
What a lovely host.
Thanks, we will come again.
Van Eeden Innes, South Africa
20 September 2014
For us the jewel of Southern Namibia. What a nice place to stay. Farm style hospitality at it's best. From the moment you enter the gate to the premises you feel at ease. Well furnished rooms with air - condition, fantastic breakfast area and a curious shop where my wife spend a few bucks. Salome and her staff ensured that our stay was one to remember.
Innes & Charlotta van Eeden.
Mynhardt Augustyn, South Africa
22 July 2014
A very neat overnight stop with friendly service. Well done. Strongly recommended.
Mervyn Metcalfe, South Africa
10 July 2014
Very clean The rooms and breakfast room have been decorated with good taste. The breakfast room is like a mini museum which creates a lovely ambience. The owners very friendly and helpful.
Adolfo Cisneros, South Africa
01 July 2014
Wonderful place, well situated and the atmosphere excellent. My wife is in love with the place, we will use it again.
fanie vanderwesthuizen, South Africa
09 June 2014
A very nice place to stay with extremely helpful staff.
Kobus en Alta Blaauw
Kobus Blaauw, South Africa
27 March 2014
Pragtige plek met vriendelike bestuur. En ontbyt was uit die boeke, word sterk aanbeveel.
Loretta van Eeden, South Africa
06 January 2014
Clean and comfortable accommodation. All you can ask for after a dusty, hot trip through Namibia. Super friendly hostess, very well-equipped kitchen which really was like home-away-from-home and a good breakfast the next morning before tackling the heat again! The farmyard is full of quirky treasures - we loved it.
Briony Kramer, South Africa
02 December 2013
This place was gorgeous. Felt so comfortable and slept so well. The best was the little attached coffee shop with the yummy coffee and baked goods!
An oasis in dry and dusty Namibia
Marion Bowden, South Africa
18 September 2013
It was a real tonic after the long drive from Swakopmund. Green grass and birds in the trees gave us strength for the long drive next day. Hostess was helpful and friendly. Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed. The communal kitchen was so well set up that we wished were staying longer just to make use of it.
Overall excellent standard!
Cobus Ackermann, South Africa
17 July 2013
Everything that we found and experieced at Bastion was on a good standard. From the friendly reception, well decorated and neat rooms and bathrooms, dinner and breakfast was a pleasurable experience. The breakfast was probably the highlight of our stay, although there was absolutely nothing lacking with the accommodation, etc. Bastion has a great atmosphere, with well though interesting decorations inside and outside.
margaret marks, South Africa
15 July 2013
This was our second stay at bastion in 3 years and the standard has not faltered at all. Spotlessly clean. Very well equipped. Will go back every time we are en route to North Namibia.
Sleep-over at Bastion
Erika Swart, South Africa
02 June 2013
We had an excellent time at Bastion. The directions to get there was easy to follow. Beautiful and obviously well managed farm with lovely guest facilities. Free Wi-Fi very welcome bonus. 10/10 for Bastion!
A very interesting stay
Mike Smith, South Africa
22 May 2013
Unfortunately when we arrived there was no one to meet us and as we did not have a Namibian cell phone we were unable to contact the manager who apparently lived about 25 kms away.
The place is very neat and has many interesting decor items. The manager, when we met her, was very pleasant and helpful.
Home from home in the platteland
Clive Basson, South Africa
22 April 2013
An overnight stay on the way from Waterberg to Mata-Mata after a long trip was just what we needed. Warm, friendly reception, excellent facilities and freedom from uneccesary interference made the short stay a memorable experience. Thanks to Anya, Simone and Deon for their hospitality - a strong recommendation to all travelling in this area. Baie dankie.
Dana Braithwaite, South Africa
21 March 2013
We were really well looked after by Salome who welcomed us
(even though we arrived late). The facilities were very pleasant and we would happily stay there again if in the area.
Lin Lottering, South Africa
12 January 2013
One night was not enough. Definately will stay longer next time. Everything was immaculate and have so much character. Loved it.
Very nice quiet place
Theo Koppelman, Netherlands
28 November 2012
We enjoyed our stay in Bastion very much. Very good service for a low price. Very complete equipment, complete kitchen etc. Nice breakfast. Very quiet place.
Quiet, restful, peaceful
Roy du Pre, South Africa
06 November 2012
Bastion Farmyard B&B is just the place you want to lay your head of a long drive in the heat of Namibia. The management and staff were absolutely delightful, helpful and welcoming. With air-conditioning, wifi, hot showers (or bath), comfortable bed, well-equipped rooms, ice-cold refreshments and a wonderful breakfast, Bastion is hard to beat. Would absolutely recommend it.
Helen Licata, Italy
28 August 2012
We had a brief and comfortable stay at Bastian's: lovely comfortable rooms, wi-fi, delicious full breakfast and lovely garden. Small coffee shop with homemade biscuits and jam for sale - which we took advantage of!
Recommended to anyone travelling up to or from Windhoek.
MARIA TERESA CARRA, Italy
19 August 2012
Comfortable and beautiful rooms, lovely place and very good food. Excellent cooking facilities.
Pieter Venter, South Africa
17 August 2012
A gem just outside Mariental: excellent facilities and well equiped kitchen and braai area. We preferred to self-cater and found everything we needed in the kitchen. Thank you for the hospitality.
Johan Koortzen, South Africa
13 July 2012
Bastion Farmyard was van die beste! Alles was baie keurig en stylvol. Dit was n groot bederf om na n hele paar dae in die "bos" in absolute weelde te kon oornag. Die werf met outydse geroeste items, die werf glad gehark, die slaapkamers prentjiemooi versier, die heerlike ontbyt en die winkel vol oulike goedjies was beslis n besoek werd. Ons doen weer aan as ons in die omgewing kom!
Mari Jonker, South Africa
09 July 2012
What a great break we had at Bastion, from arriving to cheking out!
Melanie Horak, South Africa
08 July 2012
Lovely accommodation. Good attention to detail and very useful braai pack options.
Helmien Mare, South Africa
07 July 2012
Nice clean rooms and bathroom! The communial kitchen had everything you need. We enjoyed a good breakfast and the staff was friendly. Overall a nice, quiet overnight experience!
Helga Uebel, Germany
11 June 2012
Friendly and warm welcome. Excellently equipped!
We all enjoyed our stay at Bastion.
Rooms are nice and do have a personal note.
We've got any assistance we needed.
Elsabe Liebenberg, South Africa
04 May 2012
Excellent setting with very well equipped room and amenities. Kitchen well equiped. Hosts Salome and Deon and assistant Anja went out of their way to let us feel comfortable and enjoy our stay. This is one of the best B&B's visited during our recent visit to Namibia. We truly wish we could stay another night - sitting on the stoep having a sundowner with dusk setting in was a wonderful experience. We highly recommend Bastion near Mariental to anyone en route to Windhoek or visiting Namibia.
Graham Keen, Malawi
18 April 2012
Good value for money. Little extras included. Manager very helpful. A great find.
Alain & Lone Dagut, South Africa
14 March 2012
We were unfortunate to be there at the same time as a group of fishermen who were partying till midnight.....hence a very bad night. The host very welcoming and we would stay there again without the noisy guests.
Philip strydom, South Africa
08 January 2012
We received very good service, and a friendly smile. The breakfast takeaways were fantastic.
Anne-Marie Enslin, South Africa
06 January 2012
Excellent accommodation. I really enjoyed my stay. Keep up this standard!
Stay at Bastion Farmyard
Danila Liebenberg, South Africa
14 December 2011
Really enjoyed it. All décor are well thought out. The circle motive of the grass and surroundings is very interesting. We really enjoyed it. Thank you.
Sarel Dry, South Africa
08 November 2011
Wonderful and friendly reception. The rooms are spacious, neat and clean. The showers are a bit slippery though. The kitchen is great! Love the homely feeling. The little gift shop is a fabulous treat. We will visit again.
Fantastic place to stay
frances martin, South Africa
26 October 2011
We loved the whole place. It is so well set out with quirky wall decorations on the outside, great old farm implements, lovely plants and trees in attractive gravel settings - a great deal of work has gone into making the farmyard attractive. Inside the room was comfortable and the comunal kitchen well equipped.
Mel Stewart, South Africa
21 September 2011
We enjoyed our stay at this B&B - well equipped and decorated rooms with a well equipped kitchen for communal use. We would certainly recommend it.
Tracey Jones, South Africa
23 July 2011
Loved it. Clean and tidy and very pretty décor.
Christa Venter, South Africa
18 July 2011
Skoon; gasvry ontvang. Definitief aanbeveel.
Clean; warmly received. Definitely recommended.
A pleasant surprise!
Anne-Marie Pretorius, South Africa
11 July 2011
This was one of the best places I have ever stayed at! It was so much more than what was expected and we were pleasantly surprised to find absolutely everything we needed right there! The rooms were lovely, clean and comfortable, the surrounding area clean and neat with lots of quirky, interesting things to find all over the yard. As it was very cold we were pleased to find an indoor braai in the kitchen and we had an interesting evening chatting to the other guests as the kitchen is shared by all staying there. Our breakfast was excellent, served by Salome herself and her husband. I can recommend Bastion to anybody travelling in Namibia. It is luxury accommodation at a very affordable price!
A great place off the beaten track
stephanie stasse, Belgique
15 June 2011
Very clean and quiet place, nicely located. Wonderful luxury rooms and bathrooms. Nice breakfast and service. Very suitable for families. Thanks a lot!
Jenny Andersen, Australia
26 May 2011
A fab place to stay at in Mariental. Thoroughly recommended. Rooms are large and spotless. Shared kitchen is well stocked and Salome and Deon are lovely hosts.
Better than 5 Star
Annelise Ebersohn, South Africa
10 May 2011
The web pictures does not do you justice. The stay was great. Breakfast fantastic. Rooms beautiful. Overall fantastic!
Marianne Van Splunter, South Africa
10 March 2011
Mooie rustige omgeving, hele nette kamer, ontbijt perfect en een hele vriendelijke benadering, voor herhaling vatbaar.
Beautiful, peaceful environment. Nice room, perfect breakfast and friendly treatment. Definitely worth staying here again.
Ben Jordaan, South Africa
29 December 2010
Too beautiful. Superb place to stay.
Bastion Farmyard B and B
Elmien de Beer, South Africa
17 November 2010
We had a lovely time. It is beautiful, very clean and peaceful. Garden is stunning.
Bastion Farmyard B & B
Wynand Van Zyl, South Africa
05 October 2010
Bastion Farmayard B & B is meticulously and tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and served in a cosy little dining room. The kitchen and braai areas for the guests are well stocked and laid out. I would recommend this B and B to anyone.
Marjan Kralj, South Africa
27 August 2010
Sweet but short.
Bastion Farmyard B and B
Alewyn Raubenheimer, South Africa
16 August 2010
We had a most enjoyable stay at Bastion. The hosts were very friendly and the accommodation excellent and very tastefully done. We can recommend this B and B to even the most discerned traveler.
Simona Proserpio, Italy
11 August 2010
Very, very beautiful.
Tracy Holmes, South Africa
08 July 2010
What a wonderful stopover! The owners were so friendly and the renovated accommodation was breathtaking. If we are ever passing Mariental again we will definitely stay here. Thanks for your warm hospitality.
Anonymous, South Africa
03 July 2010
Het dit baie geniet, lekker gesels in hulle kombuisie wat hulle het vir gaste om kos te maak.
Tracy Lourens, South Africa
25 June 2010
A beautiful little oasis! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were made to feel very welcome. The rooms are beautifully decorated and everything has been thought of for a weary traveller. We utilized the indoor braai on a very cold night and had a lovely cosy evening next to the fire. Most enjoyable!
This is a jewel in the desert!
Madri du Preez, South Africa
21 April 2010
A must stay for anyone who needs a rejuvenating experience and a good night's rest in the Mariental district. Salome and Deon shares their passion for quality and comfort with such a generous heart. Well done, we're coming back!! Madri du Preez
An absolute pleasure!
Ceri McKelvie, South Africa
25 February 2010
The Bastion was quaint, charming and a delightful place to stay. Our hostess was also superb with that wonderful country hospitality that is lacking in the city. An absolute pleasure!