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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: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 50 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

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              Reviews for Gessert's Guesthouse

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              Hannes Kritzinger, South Africa
              20 February 2017

              Great guesthouse set in a lush green garden. The rooms are well equipped and clean and everything worked. Safe off road parking for two SUV's with trailers. Hendrik, our host was very friendly and helpful and even got up to make us coffee and say goodbye when we left at 05h30 the next morning. Overall a great place to stay.

              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.

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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