Conservation, Research Projects & Land Conservation
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Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
Neuras is a 14,500-hectare oasis in the desert and boasts natural fresh water fountains and lush palm trees.
It is here that we produce our spectacular Neuras wines in one of the driest vineyards in the world.
We welcome volunteers as well as day visitors and overnight guests, and offer activities such as wine tasting, cheetah feeding, hiking and wildlife tracking.
At Neuras we offer economy accommodation in stone-built en-suite chalets. A swimming pool offers cool dips after a hot day in the desert and visitors can indulge in sundowners in our stone-built bar and restaurant. Furthermore, guests can enjoy short walks along the dry riverbed or to the springs.
We offer a dinner, bed and breakfast option, and provide delicious home cooked Namibian meals. Alternatively, guests are welcome to cater for themselves using our guest braai (barbecue) facilities.
The economy accommodation at Neuras provides guests with a comfortable and environmentally friendly way to enjoy the desert. However, guests can also stop by to savour our wines on their way to and from Sesriem, roughly 80km away.
Neuras is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, geologists, hikers and wine connoisseurs. The lodge and surrounding area is a haven for those looking to get away from it all and absorb the stunning landscapes and natural surroundings. Both day visitors and overnight guests can enjoy our varied activities which include wine tasting, vineyard tours, as well as wildlife tours, among others.
Neuras is home to seven beautiful cheetahs who were rescued from human-carnivore conflict situations, and who sadly cannot be released into the wild due to human habituation. These big cats live in an enormous 50-hectare enclosure on the Neuras reserve and enjoy the wildest life possible. We of course provide guests with the opportunity to experience a cheetah feed. Cheetah feeds usually take place in the afternoons but we can be flexible, especially if you book in advance. The price is N$ 440 per person; N$ 335 per person for groups of 10 people or more.
Wine Tour and Tasting
We offer a full wine tour and tasting which includes the vineyard, cellar and fountains and a decadent cheese platter. This costs N$390 per person; N$290 for groups of 10 people or more.
Volunteering at Neuras
As a volunteer at Neuras you will actively participate in our conservation efforts. This includes getting involved in our efforts to restore the land to its original beauty, track wild carnivores and research free-roaming wildlife. Furthermore, if volunteering at the right time of year you can even help out in our vineyard (and enjoy a glass or two of course!).
How to find us
Neuras is set among stunning scenery including ancient canyons, caves and natural fountains. Furthermore, it is home to one of Naankuse’s carnivore research programmes. It is also here that you will find one of only three wineries in Namibia.
Directions from Windhoek to Neuras:
Direction South on B1 towards Rehoboth 89km.
Drive through Rehoboth.
After 3km turn Right onto C24.
Travel for 115km on the C24.
Drive over the Rietoog river.
After 1km turn right onto the D1206,
travel 28km until you reach the C14.
Turn left onto the C14 and travel 1 km.
Turn right onto the D854.
Travel 38km along the Naukluft Mountains.
Turn left onto the D850 and travel for 7km.
You will see the Neuras signage board.
As a volunteer at Neuras you will participate in our conservation work. This includes getting involved in our efforts to track wild carnivores and research free-roaming wildlife. For more information about volunteering at Neuras, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities can include, but are not limited to:
- GPS tracking in the field
- Setting camera traps and analyzing the image data
- Learning about flora and fauna
- Identifying signs and tracks of the local wildlife
- Helping with wildlife population census
- Exploring the vast and abundant landscapes
- Sundowners and star-gazing
- Other activities that may arise during your stay.
Wildlife Conservation Volunteer
Human-Carnivore Conflict Research
Carnivore Human Conflict is the clash between Namibia’s carnivores and landowners and is actively mitigated by Naankuse.
Spotted Hyena Project
Monitoring spotted hyena populations at Kanaan and Neuras to study and understand the human-wildlife conflict in Southern Namibia.