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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, Zelna 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: 96%
  • Response Time: 17 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 46 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Mid Range
  • 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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Karel Fouche, South Africa
21 May 2016

The guesthouse was superb and more than we expected in Keetmanshoop. Very clean. Excellent breakfast. One of the two best guesthouses in which we stayed during a two week trip.

Patricia Grove, South Africa
09 May 2016

I cannot rate this guesthouse highly enough.  The rooms are spacious, clean with bathroom en suite and very comfortable beds.  The rooms have been decorated beautifully and there is everything a guest would need plus more.  The gardens are a wonderful respite from the Namibia desert with lovely nooks with tables and chairs to relax in.  The breakfast was divine and prepared with much love.  Our hosts were welcoming and extremely helpful.  It's worth going to Keetmanshoop just to stay in this guesthouse!

Kathrin Juszczak, South Africa
18 October 2015

A big garden with various places invites you to sit and relax. Children are happy to run around and play with the little dog or talk to the parrots. One of them will even answer! Gessert's has got the best breakfast ever, prepared and served with love! The rooms are spacious and have got everything you need.

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.

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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