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Not to be confused with the Land Down Under, Aus in Namibia is one of the Southern African country’s most obscure villages that is interestingly enough steeped in a rich history and heritage. This sleepy town was once used as a prisoner-of-war camp to detain German soldiers after they had been captured by the South African army during World War One in 1915. These German prisoners initially resided in tents, but later went on to build brick houses for living purposes. The number of detainees rose to as much as 1500, but the camp was dismantled in May 1919 after the Treaty of Versailles was signed and the last of the inmates left the site. Not very much remains of this historically significant legacy, but a signpost has been erected and a few of the houses built by the Germans have been reconstructed; there are also several WW1 graves just north of the town that remains... Show more
About Guest Houses
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.