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Windhoek

Windhoek offers the ideal stop-over for guests starting or ending their Namibian safari. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and the country's largest city. Windhoek is a friendly cosmopolitan city rich in history and culture known for its colonial architecture.

Windhoek Highlights

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and the country's largest city situated in the central region of the country in a beautiful valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains in the south. Windhoek is a modern, vibrant and friendly city rich in history and culture known for its colonial architecture. It offers visitors the ideal base from where to start and end their Namibian safari due to the distances involved in this vast and beautiful country. The city centre is characterized by German style buildings, a reminder of Namibia's early colonial history.

The centre of Windhoek town offers a hive of activity, a true European café culture with sidewalk walk cafés and beer gardens. Visitors can walk around and enjoy a variety of fine restaurants, coffee shops and market stalls. The cuisine however shows a definite German dominance with quality meat available. The influence of German language and culture is very much still a part of Windhoek. English is the official language, however German is spoken just about anywhere.

Sun Safaris Says

  • The capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.
  • The city centre is characterised by a proliferation of German-style buildings.
  • Windhoek has had several names, many inspired by the hot water springs found in the area.
  • Accommodation is plentiful at backpacker hostels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and luxury hotels and lodges.

Safari Lodges within Windhoek

GocheGanas

This lodge offers private chalets with spectacular views over the surrounding Reserve. The highlight of this lodge is how the state-of-the-art facilities of the wellness centre both contrast and compliment the untamed wilderness of Namibia.

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Kalahari Sands Hotel

The Kalahari Sands Hotel & Casino is a vibrant city hotel and casino offering a variety of entertainment options, fine restaurants and a casino. The convenient location in the heart of Windhoek offers the ideal place to start or end an exciting safari.

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Hotel Heinitzburg

The Hotel Heinitzburg is romantic and luxurious; inspired by the love for his fiancé, Count von Schwerin built this castle in 1914 for the love of his life and achieved elegance and style. This traditional castle dating back to the 19th century is steeped in history.

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Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

Situated only about twenty minutes north of Windhoek, Immanuel Wilderness Lodge is a very good option for a first or last night in Namibia if not enamoured with the idea of staying in Windhoek city. Built on a rise overlooking the rolling hills prominent in this area.

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Windhoek Country Club

The Windhoek Country Club Resort offers a haven of activity and entertainment in the desert; situated in the historic town of Windhoek offering magnificent views, the Windhoek Country Club Resort is ideal for families or business guests.

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Furstenhof Hotel

The Protea Hotel Furstenhof is a traditional hotel that offers guests an affordable alternative in the centre of Windhoek ideally located for business and leisure guests alike. All rooms have satellite television and en suite facilities.

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Villa Verdi

Villa Verdi is one of the Leading Lodges in Africa and set high standards; surrounded by the Auas Mountains the lodge offers spectacular views and beautiful gardens. Villa Verdi offers a traditional experience and accommodation is luxurious.

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Olive Grove Guest House

Olive Grove Guests House offers a relaxed yet stylish hideaway close to the Windhoek city centre in a private and peaceful suburb. The Guest House is small and personal and offers only 10 rooms.

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Terra Africa Guesthouse

Terra Africa is situated in Olympia in Windhoek and boasts beautiful views of the southern valleys and of the city. Operating as an art gallery, the decor is richly African with displays of authentic Namibian and African art.

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Activities around Windhoek Area

Windhoek offers a variety of activities for visitors to choose from, the town is steeped in history and culture and guests can enjoy a city tour as well as sights like the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, the Meteor Fountain, the Natural Scientific Museum, Okapuka Ranch, the Desert Express, The Windhoek Theatre and many more tours and excursions.

The Oktoberfest is still a big attraction due to the German influence and the beer is brewed according to the best of German tradition. Every October there is a traditional Oktoberfest with the familiar 'Oompah

Top Destinations

Olive Grove Guest House offers a relaxed and intimate, yet stylish hide-away close to the Windhoek city centre in a private and peaceful suburb.

The Hotel Heinitzburg is romantic and luxurious; inspired by the love for his fiancé, Count von Schwerin built this castle in 1914 for the love of his life and achieved elegance and style. This traditional castle dating back to the 19th century is steeped in history.

The Windhoek Country Club Resort offers a haven of activity and entertainment in the desert; situated in the historic town of Windhoek offering magnificent views, the Windhoek Country Club Resort is ideal for families or business guests.

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