Windhoek

DESCRIPTION

Windhoek is often the starting or finishing point to a holiday in Namibia. It accommodates an
estimated 240,000 inhabitants, representing an ethnic cross section of Namibia. Indigenous
groups include the Owambo, Herero, Damara, Nama, Kavango, Caprivians, Bushmen, Tswana
and Basters, as well as Germans, Afrikaners and other international groups.

Pulsing with life, opportunity and a sparkle of adventure, Windhoek is a multicultural city
characterised by tranquil co-existence and enough space for all its citizens. Visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds like the more European-style culture and comforts offered in the city, to the vivid drumbeats of Africa in its environs.

ACCOMMODATION

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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

rongo Wilderness Lodge is situated in a secluded valley encircled by the Erongo Mountains where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. The lodge has 10 tented chalets, built on...

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Heinitzburg Hotel

The Heinitzburg Hotel in Windhoek offers 16 spacious en suite rooms, each individually decorated. Each room has individual air-conditioning/heating unit, direct telephone, electronic safe, mini...

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Okonjima Bush Camp

Okonjima is the home of AfriCat, a non-profit organisation committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores. AfriCat is the world's largest Cheetah and Leopard rescue ..

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Okonjima Grand Africa Villa

Okonjima is the home of AfriCat, a non-profit organisation committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores. AfriCat is the world's largest Cheetah and Leopard rescue...

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Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima is the home of AfriCat, a non-profit organisation committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores. AfriCat is the world's largest Cheetah and Leopard rescue ...

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Olive Grove Guesthouse

Olive Grove Guesthouse is a small, upmarket guesthouse situated close to Windhoek city centre in a quiet, peaceful area. There are 3 Standard and 7 Luxury en suite rooms, 1 Executive Suite ...

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Waterberg Plateau Campsite

Waterberg is a huge mountain east of Otjiwarongo in the northern reaches of central Namibia. It is about 50km long, up to 16km wide and rises from the plains of the Omaheke, as this part of the ...

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Waterberg Plateau Lodge

Waterberg is a huge mountain east of Otjiwarongo in the northern reaches of central Namibia. It is about 50km long, up to 16km wide and rises from the plains of the Omaheke, as this part of the ...

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Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

Waterberg is a huge mountain east of Otjiwarongo in the northern reaches of central Namibia. It is about 50km long, up to 16km wide and rises from the plains of the Omaheke, as this part of the ...

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Gocheganas

Situated a mere 29 kilometres south east from Windhoek on a hilltop overlooking a spectacular landscape, GOCHEGANAS is a luxury lodge offering a unique combination of Wildlife, Nature and Wellness exp...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1: Windhoek

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste (Old Fort), the 1896 Christuskirche (Christ Church), and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Day 2 - 4: Windhoek

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular. It is also Namibia’s adventure capital, where there is plenty to keep thrill seekers busy including sea kayaking, dolphin cruises, quad biking, mountain biking and 4x4 dune safaris.

Day 5 - 7: Windhoek

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven.

Aside from the dune attractions at Sossusvlei, including Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Dead Vlei, other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.

Day 8 : Windhoek

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Southern Namibia offers a harsh but beautiful environment, from the Orange River up to the Central Namibian highlands and between two deserts Southern Namibia is epitomised by vast, slowly changing landscapes.

Day 9 - 11: Windhoek

Meal Basis: Full Board

The intermittent Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony the 160 km long, at times 27 km wide and 550m deep canyon is awe inspiring. At the southern end are the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais.

Day 12: Windhoek

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Return to Windhoek.

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