Western Riding Holiday in Namibia. Back to nature!

Gross Okandjou in Omaruru / All Regions
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A cosy and owner run Western Ranch in Namibia. Offering a variety of rides, including horse camping trails, through diverse habitat.

Africa/Indian Ocean > Namibia > All Regions > Omaruru

Gross Okandjou is situated approx. 30 km north west of Omaruru in the Erongo region. Omaruru is located approx. 280 km north west of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.
You can see the Erongo Mountains in the southern outskirts of the farm. The Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain, is approx. 100 km towards the West.
The capital of the Erongo region is Swakopmund, a small coastal town, that lies approx 270 km south west of the farm.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: no details
Traveling by plane:
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Mountain biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Shopping
Long canters in dry riverbeds
Long canters in dry riverbeds
Horseriding on open savannah
Horseriding on open savannah
Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Dude/Guest Ranch, Cattle Ranch, Farm, Riding Stable, Western Riding Stable
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

A cosy and owner run Western Ranch in Namibia. Offering a variety of rides, including horse camping trails, through diverse habitat.

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding facility
  • Round pen
  • Gastronomy available
  • Riding area / bridle-path

Details of the Riding area

9000ha of bush savannah welcoming you to long canters in dry river beds or picturesque rides on open plains. Free roaming game. Discovering natural and cultural wonders.

More details of the property

The farm is home to more than 60 horses that live free and wild on 9000 ha. They are reliable riding partners, trained according to Natural Horsemanship principles.
What we have to offer
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekend stays
  • Long Term stays
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Reduction for Non-Riders
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

More than 60 horses, 100 cattle, 5 dogs, chickens and a variety of game and bird species in their natural habitat. Kudu, gemsbok, springbock, warthog, baboon, cheetah,.. and more than 100 bird species

Other offers and explanations

On special request we offer farm drives, nature walks/ stalking, and easy hikes. Camping under million of stars and Namibian meat delights or potjie kos prepared on open fire.
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Horses height 148 cm & up, Ponies
Riding (trained for / saddle):
Western, For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
Typical Namibian farmhorses of Arab and Trakehner origin cross-bred with Quarter, Basotho and SA Boerperd lines. Trained according to Natural Horsemanship Principles.
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Short Week 3-5 days
  • 5-8 days
  • 9-14 days
  • Trailrides on request
  • Horse Trekking with different Stations
  • Horse Trekking with solid Station
  • Cattle Drive
  • Cross-Country
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
age 6 & up
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
average demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Requirements for horse camping trails: medium to fit rider (max 85 kg), secure in all gaits.

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes

Western Riding in Namibia - for beginners and experienced riders

General information of the Training:
Trained Horses available, Private Lessons, Group Instruction
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, especially for Children, especially for older Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Training qualifications:
Profound experience in rider and horse training according to Natural Horsemanship principles. Understanding the character of a horse and focusing on the rider's soft skills.
Riding Classes / Lessons
Western Riding, Recreational riding, Cross-Country, Trekking, Ground Training Courses
Special Classes
All lessons/ clinics on special request throughout the year.
Guest lodgings

Freestanding guest bungalow and cosy farmstyle single and double rooms.

1 Vacation home :
Freestanding bungalow with open fireplace, cosy double room with en-suite bath and spacious living room with doublebed sleeper couch. Private verandah with great view over the Namibian bush savannah.
4 Single / double room(s) :
The guesthouse has two double/ twin rooms with two en-suite bathrooms. Modern farmstyle accommodation with small verandah facing the farm yard.
Two more rooms are integrated into the main house with en-suite bathrooms, own entrance and private verandah.
6 Tents, Tepees, Hay Stores etc. :
Tent accommodation only on horse camping trails or on special request. These are spacious two person canvas tents.
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels, Room service / Cleaning, Toilet and wash room, Showers, Electricity supply
Kind of Catering:
  • Breakfast on request obligatory
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request obligatory
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
More information of the Catering:
We try to accommodate special dietary requests. Our meals are influenced by the Namibian and Mediterranean cuisine. Meat from free roaming game and fresh vegetables.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
No smoking, Phone, Internet access
More information of the accommodation:
Washing service on request.

Rates and contact

Rates of the accommodation

Rates of the Holiday Homes:
from: 105,00 Euro / Day
to: 175,00 Euro / Day
Rates of the single / double bedroom:
from: 105,00 Euro / Day
to: 130,00 Euro / Day
Rates of Tens, Tepees,
Hay Stores etc.:
from: 1.000,00 Euro / Week
to: 1.600,00 Euro / Week

Rates of the Horses for rent

Rates for renting a Horse:
Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
Notes to the rental costs:
Riding per person and hour: € 22.-
Full riding day, fullboard: € 160.-
Western Riding Lesson: € 30.-

Rates Riding Classes

Rates for riding lessons:
Riding lessons and instruction in Natural Horsemanship per hour € 35.- Single riding lesson without lessons € 25.- Erongotrail € 1.920.-
Rates for other lessons or clinics on request.
First name:
Last name:
+ 264 (0)64 570 925
Phone 2:
+ 264 (0)81 2234560

You can contact us with the following languages:
German, English

Enquiries are best made via Email.

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Gross-Okandjou
Zip/Postal Code: 9000
Street: P.O. Box 61
Country: Namibia -- All Regions -- Omaruru
Phone: + 264 (0)64 570 925
Phone 2: + 264 (0)81 2234560