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Aus Accommodation

Aus is a village in Karas Region in southern Namibia. It lies on a railway line and the B4 national road, 230 km west of Keetmanshoop and about 125 km east of Lüderitz. Trains from Keetmanshoop now terminate at the village but formerly continued on to Lüderitz. The village is small but has a number of amenities including a hotel, police station, shop and garage. It is located in the Aus Mountains above the plains of the Namib Desert. The climate is usually hot and arid but snow has been recorded in winter.

The village was formerly the site of a prisoner-of-war camp established by the South African army in 1915 to house German inmates captured during the First World War. The inmates initially lived in tents but later built brick houses. The number of prisoners reached 1500 but by May 1919 the last inmates left and the camp closed. A plaque marks the site today and some of the houses have been reconstructed.

Wild Horses of the Namib roam the sparsely vegetated plains of the Namib Desert in small groups. Over the decades they have conquered the desert as their habitat. They come to drink from the trough at Garub, some 20 km west of Aus. From a hide you can watch the horses and take pictures.

Aus Accommodation: Accommodation in Aus and surrounding areas currently listed are the Bahnhof Hotel, Desert Horse Inn and Eagle's Nest Chalets.

Aus
Namibia
26° 39' 54.3672" S
16° 15' 50.6052" E
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Starting from N$ 750.00 p/p sharing | N$ 880.00 single | BB
Bahnhof Hotel Aus

Bahnhof Hotel Aus - Jewel of the Sperrgebiet, presents itself in new splendour: The Hotel offers accommodation in 21 immaculate clean, plain yet elegant decorated rooms...

Starting from N$ 1,090.00 p/p sharing | N$ 1,350.00 single | BB
Desert Horse Inn

Desert Horse Inn located in the Aus Mountains at 1,400 metres above sea level, affords grand vistas of mountain scenery and sweeping desert plains. It consists of 24...

Starting from N$ 1,485.00 p/p sharing | N$ 1,850.00 single | BB
Eagle's Nest Chalets

Eagle's Nest Chalets is characterized by an atmosphere of solitude, silence, space and magnificent sunsets. A 15 minutes' drive from the reception at the Desert Horse...