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KHOMAS HOCHLAND HIKING TRAIL INFORMATION
Thank you for your interest in the new Khomas Hochland Hiking Trail (KHHT) and different weekend
hiking trails, which are in the heart of Namibia, just north-west of the capital, Windhoek.
The long KHHT is a product of the Windhoek Greenbelt Landscape farmers and this again is the result
of a Namibian pilot project of NAMPLACE. The trail has been built by the farmers, aided and supported
by the South African Hiking expert Mr. Albert Bossert, president of HOSA.(Hiking Organisation South
Africa) It has been tested by some members of SA hiking clubs and been awarded with the Green Flag
Accreditation - a South African quality tag. Both reports can be seen on our website.
Central reservations and bookings are managed by Düsternbrook Guestfarm on behalf of Windhoek
You can find latest updates and pictures on our Facebook page.
There are various options for hiking:
4 day Hike ( 53 km) or 4 nights
6 day Hike (91 km ) or 6 nights
Various weekend trails on Farms
For more information of the different trails go to our website and look under the different farms: Monte
Christo, Godeis and Düsternbrook. You can make direct bookings or central bookings from our central
The 4 Day and 6 Day Hike both start and finish at start Farm Düsternbrook, however the 4 day Hike can
also start and finish on Farm Godeis.
Hiking will be offered on backpack or slack pack basis.
Number of hikers: Minimum 3 and maximum 12 hikers (due to size of campsites).
‘Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine
flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after
another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail. ~John Muir’
Looking forward to meet you on our blissful hiking trails.
1. Back Pack:
You carry everything yourself. Costs cover camping and the hiking fee. We do supply at the campsite:
drinking water, wood, a pot, pan and a kettle.
2. Slack packing Transfer
We will drive your main backpack, food, matrasses, sleeping bag, water etc. from campsite to
campsite. You only have to carry your small daily daypack with you.
Costs are calculated per transfer from campsite to campsite and divided amongst the hikers.
3. All-inclusive Slack packing:
Consists of the following : a camping fee, hiking fee, a matrass, water and wood at the campsite, a pot,
pan and a kettle. Plus food: +/-200 gram of meat, +/- 200 gram of vegetables, four slices of bread. For
In vegetarians +/- 350 gram of vegetables. Excluded: breakfast and hiking nutrition, transfers.
Each farmer provides the food at their own discretion. For example: homemade bread, Oryx or Kudu
or lamb meat. A choice of vegetables will be available and is communicated with reservation. Any
other extras can be bought but need to be communicated with reservation. If you have no backpack
for your extra food or personal items we supply you with a standard ammo camping box.
Campsites are open and covered by a roof only. There is running water with toilets and showers. Wood
is supplied for ‘donkey’ water heating system, some campsites use solar power. Explanation: In
southern Africa a warm water system where you make fire under a water tank is called ‘donkey’. Each
campsite will also have a kettle, pot and pan and sufficient drinking water.
5. Trail and Marker:
The trail is well signposted with an Oryx spoor and different signboards. It has been successfully
trialled by members of SA hiking clubs. It is NOT an easy walk!! The trail follows into the Khomas
Hochland mountains and through valleys with beautiful views and game to see. You have to be fit.
See report and pictures on our website: http://www.landscapesnamibia.org/windhoek-greenbelt/gallery
Indemnity has to be signed by each hiker before the start of their hike. Heavy rains result in flash
floods, which make it dangerous to hike this trail. In this case the owners reserve the right to cancel
hiking on that specific part of the trail. During winter (May, June, July, August) there is normally no
rain. September, October, November, December is our so-called small rainy season with occasional
showers. January, February, March and April is our main rain season. Checking the weather report is
essential .Parents have to look after their children all the time as in nature and there is all kind of
dangers.. HIKING AT OWN RISK
7. Rules & Regulations:
All rules and regulations as set out by KHHT must be strictly adhered to. Failure to do so will result in
removal from the trail at the hikers own expense. Download from the website.
1. Reservation & Payment:
Reservation is only confirmed if a non-refundable down payment of 20% of the total costs has been
received. Full payment is due no later than 30 days before the hiking date.
2. Mode of Payment:
Credit card (Master, Visa) or bank transfer EFT. Proof of payment must be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org per pdf attachment. No cheque accepted. All optional extra expenses with
the farmers only on CASH basis.
3. Tour Operators:
No STO prices. You have to add your service fees on top of the prices quoted below.
4. Child Policy:
KHHT ( 90 km and 53 km) minimum age: 12 years. No reduced prices for kids.
Weekend trails: no minimum age but children MUST be in company of parents at all times.
This is NOT an easy hiking trail!! The trail has a few big and steep inclines/declines,
some moderate to difficult rock scrambling and rocky paths. Extensive use of hands
is required. The paths are on some steep grounds and sometimes near the edge of
small cliffs. Those with a fear of heights will feel uncomfortable. Significant
sustained physical exertion will be experienced and moderate to high levels of
fitness are a prerequisite to complete the KHHT.
Hiking Prices (Valid 1.6.2015 until 30.11.2015)
Day hike - Adults: N$ 60.00 per/person
Day Hike- Children 4-12 years N$ 30.00 pp ( 3 years and under are free)
Weekend trail: N$ 195.00 per night and person
Long trail back pack (4 or 6 days): N$ 195.00 per/night and person
Long trail slack pack transfer only N$ 700.00 per/car and night
Long trail slack pack (All inclusive): N$ 325.00 per/person/night
Other Extra Services:
Matrasses: N$ 20.00 per/person and night
Sleeping bag: N$ 30.00 per/person and night
Basic igloo tent for two persons : N$ 50.00 per/tent and night
Extra Wood: N$ 45.00 per bag of about 10Kg
Transfer from the airport (one way): N$ 1200.00 max 4 persons per car