Wild Horses of Aus

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emerina_bakkes
Cape Town Central, South Africa187 contributions
Saw one lone ranger...
Oct 2021
People will tell you that the best times to see the horses are early morning or late afternoon, but that is not always the case. We went late afternoon and saw nothing, only to be told that they were at the waterhole earlier in the middle of the day. The next morning a lone ranger came at dawn, so for me it was still worth it to see.
Written 13 October 2021
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SimonWB
Stellenbosch, South Africa121 contributions
wild horses
May 2021
There is a super hide to view the horses ...toilet facilities needed a bit of attention . Best time to see the horses is in the late afternoon.
Written 25 May 2021
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Petr
Ostrava, Czech Republic8 contributions
Wild horses watching
Sep 2020
Nice isolated place for horse watching. Possibility to camp and watch not only horses but also some antilopes and zebras.
Written 29 December 2020
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Erwin
Antwerp, Belgium3,068 contributions
Wild horses
Nov 2019
During our trip from Aus to Luderitz we stopped at the Garub desert horses (21 km from Aus on B4). There is a shelter and a waterhole. Because of the very dry season, good souls bring some food for the ‘wild’ horses.
Written 24 October 2020
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stuandmo
Chester, UK30 contributions
Wild horses
Sep 2019
Worth a quick detour off the main road to Luderitz. We saw approximately 30 horses and Ostriches in the middle of the desert. There is a covered hide to shelter from the heat and observe them.
Written 11 November 2019
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Patricia B
Moshi259 contributions
Wild Horses of Aus Remarkable
Oct 2019 • Couples
Our group stopped at the Wild Horses road just because it was close to the main road. We had seen an occasional horse from the road but now we saw many. They were horses of course and looked like them. Water was available for them, and thus they were lingering around. Beautiful some of them and very used to human contact and happy to take food. I find it incredible that they can survive in this desert with practically nothing to eat. But, they looked reasonably healthy and glad to see us. If you don't care about horses don't stop, but if you just want to see them, you can take less than 30 minutes and feel satisfied. Best of all, it is free.
Written 4 November 2019
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Jeanette F
Johannesburg, South Africa152 contributions
Wild feral horses
Aug 2019
We found the wild horses about 8km after Klein Aus Vista, there were two near the road. We are able to take photographs. We then went to the watering hole and saw four horses and a black backed jacket. This seems to be the only perineal/ constant water source available to attracts all animals. Upon leaving we saw another six in the distance. A few days later driving past we saw the horse again in the area. Local farmers are supplementing the feed as can be seen by a hale bay. This is very necessary as there is absolutely no grass to be seen as Namibia has had a drought for two years.
Read up up about why these horses are feral before you go, interesting. Of worth is considering our responsibility as humans to these horses. They have turned feral but their ancestors were not. Although they are wild their territory is limited as far as access to food is concerned. They are contained in a large area but feed is very limited here.
Written 17 October 2019
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ScottClanZA
312640287 contributions
Wild Tourists
Oct 2019 • Family
This stop close to Aus is worth your time.
Try and get your timing right so that you are along (without a big tour bus) to really appreciate the quite and the harsh environment that the wild horse survive in.
Written 6 October 2019
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sourosircar
Sandhurst, UK996 contributions
One of a kind and superb desert horses of Namibia
May 2019 • Solo
I heard about the existence of these horses years ago after watching a film 'Running Free' starring Chase Moore and knowing that it was based on a somewhat true story I had it my ambition to go all the way from England to see them as well as other attractions in the country. I got my chance last month when I went on an escorted tour of Namibia from Scene of Africa, which covers passing this place and my kind local guide Chicco did his upmost to help grant my wish and it paid off and worked wonders. The one thing that stands out is that this is the only place where you will see free foaming wild horses in Africa and how they ended up there as well as living and surviving in the most harsh environment is a true testament to how robust and adaptable these horses are. A while back, these horses were skinny and few in numbers due to drought and hyena attacks but thankfully due to the determination of these amazing animals as well as help and support from sympathetic local people the horses are in good health and their numbers are slowly on the rise. The horses are supported and care for by people from the nearby Klein Aus Vista resort run by the Gondwana collection company, who also do their own excursions including to this place. To get the chance to see them, my tour company took me and my companion on the B4 road between the town of Aus and Luderitz and there is a man-made water hole with a small viewing hut at a place called Garub. I was very lucky because with my tour guide, my travelling companion and a few other people who also stopped by, we saw a small herd of horses coming down from the mountains to the east where they came to drink at the waterhole as well as bathe inside and rolling in the sand to dry off. It was a wonderful sight to see and we were fortunate enough to see there at the right time in the afternoon. Patience is always a virtue here as well as a bit of luck. These horses are quite curious of us humans and they can get too close to the viewing huts and they can also venture very close to the road and sometimes cross over making them a hazard to traffic. Though they are beautiful and you may be tempted to stroke them, it is best not to as these are wild animals and can bite even by accident so it is best to keep your distance and most importantly of all, never feed them as this will make them aggressive towards humans. Other local wild animals such as Oryx occasionally visit the waterhole at Garub as well. On the way back from Luderitz we came across a few other horses on the B4 road about 1km east of the Garub viewing hut. Our guide parked the jeep on the side and allowed us to go out and take pictures of the horses up close. All went well when one got too curious of me and I had to run towards the jeep and we drove off. I did not noticed until later on that I left my camcorder case on the side of that road with half my video footage inside! I felt so ashamed and such a fool even when I should of known better, hopefully local people concerned with the environment had picked it up and taken it away safely so word of warning for other travellers, you can see the horses up close but always keep your vaulables with you at all times or in a safe place. I enjoyed seeing these horses for the first time and I would highly recommend taking the time to go and have a look at yourself, even if you are not a horse lover as this will go well with any game viewing safaris in Namibia when touring just like I did. I am glad to see that these horses are doing well and I hope that with all the help and support available, they will be able to survive longer for us to see in the foreseeable future.
Written 28 June 2019
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Julie C
Terranora, Australia265 contributions
Horses living in desert
May 2019 • Couples
The lookout point about 20km west of Aus has a water tank nearby where the horses come to drink, but horses can be seen in other areas while driving along the main road. If you enjoy horses, or just looking at them, then seeing wild ones which have survived in this barren landscape is interesting, and you don't need to leave the bitumen to do so.
Written 5 June 2019
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