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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: 100%
  • Response Time: 15 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 49 Reviews

Facilities

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Gessert's Guesthouse Rooms

Reviews for Gessert's Guesthouse

49 guest reviews Reviews of

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3 star
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Helmut and Annette Groene, Germany
15 November 2016

We enjoyed our stay in Gessert's Guesthouse. The garden is a little paradise. Our room was comfy and comfortable. Breakfast was very delicious and prepared with love.

Alfred Tegethoff, Germany
25 October 2016

Nice guesthouse with warm welcome. Stayed there for a second time and found it as well as the first time. To be recommended for any stay at Keetmanshoop.A.Tegethoff

Rona Van Wyk, South Africa
13 July 2016

Absolutely one of the best. Tranquil and peaceful. Exceed all expectations. Don't want to spoil it with to much detail - go and see for yourself.  Plan your trip to Namibia to stay here. Hospitality beyond compare.  

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!

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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