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Aus is situated 120 kilometres east of Lüderitz on the B4 road which connects Luderitz and Keetmanshoop.

It is a funny little desert town tucked into folds in the hills. It has a wild west quality but it would be fair to say that nothing much ever really happens here!

The railway in stops here because even though the line continues on to the coastal town of Luderitz, sand blown onto the tracks makes it unsafe to use.

Wild horses of Aus

Wild Horses Near AusAus is famous for its wild horses which roam freely in and out of the restricted diamond zone and can often be seen in the area. Nobody knows exactly where the wild horses originated from, but they are supposedly descendants of those from the German Schutztruppe. Another theory proposes their origins to lie in the former stud of Baron Hansheinrich von Wolf of the Farm Duwisib south of Maltahöhe. In any case seeing these wonderful animals against a backdrop of the Namib Desert is fascinating. The horses are most often seen at the Garub waterhole which is about 20 kilometres west of Aus and where a shady observation post has been erected.

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    Accommodation choices for Aus

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Aus. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Klein Aus Vista - Eagles Nest

      Klein Aus Vista


      The Klein Aus Vista is a superb little place. The day trips are excellently guided and atmosphere in the lodge unpretentious and friendly.