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Visit with us the shelter of Henno Martin
and Hermann Korn on Farm Niedersachsen.

Maybe you already know the story of the two german geologists Henno Martin and Hermann Korn that hid in the Namib Desert for two and a half years during the Second World War. They arrived in South-West-Africa, today Namibia, in 1935. Both of them fled from the internment of Germans due to the beginning of the war. They started their adventure in May 1940, packed their trucks, supplies, Hermann Korn’s dog Otto, a pistol and a shotgun and drove into the desert. Their first hideout was at Carp Cliff close to the Kuiseb River, which they already knew quite well from excursions they had made before the war. In the book their daily struggle to find water and food and the purpose of human existence is very well described.

In September 1940 they were brave enough to meet someone for the first time in months. They visited Werner Siedentopf, the owner of Farm Niedersachsen and stayed for a few days. During their stay in the Namib there have been several emergency visits to the Siedentopf Family, especially when Hermann Korn’s dog Otto was stabbed by an Oryx Antelope.

At the end of 1940 the water situation at Carp Cliff got so bad that they decided to move to their 2nd hiding place close to the Bitterquelle. Here they built a house from stone they could find in that area at Nausgomab in one far corner of Farm Niedersachsen. The hideout they used to shoot some animals at the Bitterquelle and the house are still intact.

In October 1941 Henno Martin and Hermann Korn moved again because they saw a police patrol at the Nausgomab, to the Farm now called Kraaipoort. In September 1942 Hermann Korn’s beriberi disease got so bad that they had to go to Windhoek for medical help. Henno Martin went with Otto back to the desert. But Hermann Korn was sure that Henno could not live out there alone, so he gave away their last hideout.

Both of them had to come to court and were charged with minor offences. In the end they just got a small fine, that friends of them helped them pay and were released.

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PRICE: 500 N$ per person

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FARM ACTIVITIES

“THE SHELTERING DESERT” TOUR

Maybe you already know the story of the two german geologists Henno Martin and Hermann Korn that hid in the Namib Desert for two and a half years during the Second World War. They arrived in South-West-Africa, today Namibia, in 1935. Both of them fled from the internment of Germans due to the beginning of the war. They started their adventure in May 1940, packed their trucks, supplies, Hermann Korn’s dog Otto, a pistol and a shotgun and drove into the desert. Their first hideout was at Carp Cliff close to the Kuiseb River, which they already knew quite well from excursions they had made before the war. In the book their daily struggle to find water and food and the purpose of human existence is very well described.

In September 1940 they were brave enough to meet someone for the first time in months. They visited Werner Siedentopf, the owner of Farm Niedersachsen and stayed for a few days. During their stay in the Namib there have been several emergency visits to the Siedentopf Family, especially when Hermann Korn’s dog Otto was stabbed by an Oryx Antelope.

At the end of 1940 the water situation at Carp Cliff got so bad that they decided to move to their 2nd hiding place close to the Bitterquelle. Here they built a house from stone they could find in that area at Nausgomab in one far corner of Farm Niedersachsen. The hideout they used to shoot some animals at the Bitterquelle and the house are still intact.

In October 1941 Henno Martin and Hermann Korn moved again because they saw a police patrol at the Nausgomab, to the Farm now called Kraaipoort. In September 1942 Hermann Korn’s beriberi disease got so bad that they had to go to Windhoek for medical help. Henno Martin went with Otto back to the desert. But Hermann Korn was sure that Henno could not live out there alone, so he gave away their last hideout.

Both of them had to come to court and were charged with minor offences. In the end they just got a small fine, that friends of them helped them pay and were released.

PRICE: 500 N$ per person

Prices do not include 15% VAT
GAME DRIVE KUISEB
Experience with us the beautiful Kuiseb River and the rough Mountains of Farm Niedersachsen during a beautiful Game Drive. You will have scenic viewpoints in the mountains, an exciting 4x4 trail to the Kuiseb and may be lucky to see Oryx Antelopes, Springbuck, Ostrich, Mountain Zebras, Kudu, Klipspringer, Steenbock, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, Aardwolf, Caracal, African Wild Cat and Jackals. Enjoy with us the beautiful desert landscape.

PRICE: 500 N$ per person

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HIKING & WALKING TRAILS
From the Farm you can start with nice walks and hikes, they are not too challenging. Discover on your walks the beauty of the desert and enjoy some spectacular views and Game sightings

PRICE: FREE OF CHARGE

STARGAZING
Here in the Namib you do not need a big telescope to the beauty of the night sky and the stars. You just need a clear night and can see the beautiful milky way. On top you have the possibility to use our telescope and discover the night sky through its lens and enjoy the beauty of the universe. Why do this in Namibia? That’s an easy question to answer: Namibia is not highly populated, so there is not a lot of light and air pollution in the sky which gives ideal conditions to see the stars.

PRICE: On Request

DAY TRIPS & TOURS

DAY TRIP DUNE 7, WALVIS BAY

Dune 7 is close to Walvis Bay and easy to reach with a vehicle. The dune is about 130m high and due to the nice climate at the coast is easier to climb than some of the other dunes in Namibia. If you want to go up, it is still recommended to do it in the early morning or in the late afternoon. But still you should be in good shape and take enough water for the walk up the dune.

There is also a nice picnic area at the bottom of the dune and for all of our guests that seek more fun, there is a possibility to do nice Quad Bike Tours and Sandboarding.

PRICE: On Request

*Prices do not include 15% VAT

DAY TRIPS & TOURS

DAY TRIP DUNE 7, WALVIS BAY

Dune 7 is close to Walvis Bay and easy to reach with a vehicle. The dune is about 130m high and due to the nice climate at the coast is easier to climb than some of the other dunes in Namibia. If you want to go up, it is still recommended to do it in the early morning or in the late afternoon. But still you should be in good shape and take enough water for the walk up the dune.

There is also a nice picnic area at the bottom of the dune and for all of our guests that seek more fun, there is a possibility to do nice Quad Bike Tours and Sandboarding.

PRICE: On Request

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DAY TRIP/ SHOPPING TRIP WINDHOEK
On this Day Trip you can enjoy the beauty of the Khomas Highland Mountains and discover the Malls of Windhoek for your shopping trip. You can also visit art galleries, see the famous Christuskirche and Tintenpalast influenced from German colonial times or by some souvenirs on the Himba Market.

PRICE: On Request

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DAY TRIP TO SWAKOPMUND OR WALVIS BAY
If you would like to do some of your shopping at the coast, just have a wonderful fresh seafood dish, do a boat trip or enjoy the beauty of the coast just let us know. In Swakopmund and Walvis Bay there are many activities and opportunities that you should not miss. The german influenced buildings in Swakopmund or the beautiful lagoon in Walvis Bay with all its flamingos are just two of many attractions to visit.

PRICE: On Request

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TOUR TO SOSSUSVLEI
Famous attractions when visiting Namibia are Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Sossusvlei is in the middle of the Namib-Naukluft National Park located, one of the largest protected areas in Namibia, in the oldest deserts of the world - the Namib. These beautiful red dunes in Sossusvlei get nearly as high as 400m and are supposed to be the largest dunes in the world. In 2021 the vlei got again some water from the Tsauchab Revier - something really special to see as it happens only about once or twice every ten years. Southwest of Sossusvlei is Deadvlei where you can find the black,dried and dead Camelthorn Trees against the red dunes and the white pan.If you want to, you can also climb “Big Daddy” the famous dune close to Dead Vlei, it is about 235m high and should only be climbed during early morning and late afternoon due to the heat. If you do so, you should wear a hat and sunscreen and take enough water with you for this 1,5 to 2 hours hike up the dune. You will be rewarded with an amazing view!

PRICE: On Request

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TOUR TO SWAKOPMUND OR WALVIS BAY
Dune 7 is close to Walvis Bay and easy to reach with a vehicle. The dune is about 130m high and due to the nice climate at the coast is easier to climb than some of the other dunes in Namibia. If you want to go up, it is still recommended to do it in the early morning or in the late afternoon. But still you should be in good shape and take enough water for the walk up the dune.There is also a nice picnic area at the bottom of the dune and for all of our guests that seek more fun, there is a possibility to do nice Quad Bike Tours and Sandboarding.

PRICE: On Request

*Prices do not include 15% VAT
TOUR TO CAPE CROSS
You can also book a Tour to see the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, which is a bit more than 70km outside of Hentiesbaai. Here you can see the Cape Fur Seals very close, be prepared for loud shouts and heavy smells. The baby seals are born between October and November.But Cape Cross is not only known for its big Cape Fur Seals colony, but also for the Portugese sailor Diego Cão, who set foot on Namibian soil as first European in 1485.

PRICE: On Request

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TOUR TO PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI
Depending on your wishes and travel route there are several options to visit beautiful Private Game Reserves for photographic safaris or special excursions like Lion or Cheetah Feeding or excursions to photograph the endangered African Wild Dog or Rhinos.

PRICE: On Request

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