This is the perfect place to get away from it all and ideal for self-drivers. Simply put, Eagle’s nest is a unique collection of 8 cottages dotted about the hillside. Built 7km from the main reception and restaurant (which also serves the Desert Horse Inn) the cottages are built into the rocks or hillside. They are all individual, built out of stone and are simply furnished with wooden furniture and natural touches. There is an open fire, fully equipped kitchen with honesty bar and outdoor braai (bbq) area, so you can opt to purchase a braai pack from reception and cook for yourself or eat in the restaurant if you prefer. It’s isolated and beautiful, but if you want company, the restaurant is just a 15 minutes away. The drive to and from dinner is a mini-adventure and you may see the wild horses, ostrich and klipspringer on the way.
Many people choose to stay in this area, the Klein Aus Vista Reserve, when visiting Luderitz and the ghost town Kolmanskop which are about 120 km away. On the way, just 20km from Eagle’s Nest is the hide and waterhole, where you can spend a little time and hopefully see the wild horses of Aus which roam this area. You can also take nature walks in the area around your accommodation and game drives and mountain biking are also offered. The sunsets from your cottage are a beautiful
Open: Eagle's Nest is open all year round.
Location: Just a couple of kms out of Aus, and 120 kms from Ludertiz on the coast.
Rooms: There are 8 individually designed stone cottages set into the rock, each is different from the next. They have en-suite facilities with a shower, a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor braai (bbq), hanging space for clothes, a luggage rack and double or twin beds. One chalet has two separate bedrooms and bathrooms but shares a lounge and kitchen area, great for families or couples travelling together.
Activities: You can explore the area on foot and there are several trails to follow or you could opt for a scenic drive and sundowner.
Facilities: The cottages are self sufficient. The reception and restaurant is 7 kms away, and also serves the Desert Horse Inn.
Dining: Three course, wholesome, home-cooked meals are served. They also provide braai packs and breakfast packs if you wish to cater for yourself at the cottage.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a low risk malaria area.
Communication: There is a phone in reception. Internet access (if any) is very slow.