Holidays to Windhoek & Surrounds

Holidays to Windhoek & surrounds while mostly stop-overs still hold a number of quirks to encourage exploring. Namibia's capital, Windhoek is a small city of curious contrasts; blending modern skyscrapers with historic German buildings from the turn of the century and busy African street markets. You will find a pretty backdrop to the city bustle with the Eros Mountains rising in the north east and the Auas Mountains standing to the south east.

View over Windhoek by Alexander Johmann FLICKR Explore GocheGanas Nature Reserve on holidays to Windhoek & surrounds GocheGanas impressions

Windhoek And Surrounds Highlights

  • Contrasting cityscape of modern skyscrapers and German colonial architecture
  • Shopping along Independence Avenue and historical sightseeing tours
  • Namibian-style breakfasts or Frühschoppen in one of the many sidewalk cafés
  • A pretty backdrop of mountains
  • The GocheGanas Private Wildlife Reserve & Spa, outside the city offering incredible scenery and wildlife

Go shopping along Independence Avenue or enjoy some sight-seeing, visiting Windhoek's State Museum: The Old Fort, and the distinctive Church of Christ. Windhoek's sidewalk cafés are a special feature, where Namibian-style breakfasts known as Frühschoppen can be enjoyed with a glass of chilled, sparkling wine or draught beer. Also recommended is a township tour in nearby Katutura; it's a great place to experience the different cultural groups of Namibia.

The area around the city is also a great place to explore. The Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, while being Namibia's smallest game park, is situated so close to Windhoek if you are staying longer in the city it is well worth a visit. While the park is not home to any large predators a variety of plains game and over 200 species of birdlife call the reserve home.

Slightly further out from Windhoek, the GocheGanas Private Wildlife Reserve & Spa offers not only incredible scenery and wildlife but luxury accommodation and a place to relax as well. Only 29 kilometres from the city, the 6000 hectare resort offers a number of grazers along with a white rhino family.

Selected Namibia Itineraries

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Himba Women - Photo by Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris

Wonders of Namibia and Botswana

Cost Per Person
From $9,790 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Maun
Exterior shot of the Zambezi Queen

Okavango Explorer and Zambezi Queen

Cost Per Person
From $4,880 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Okavango Delta, Caprivi Strip

Windhoek And Surrounds Accommmodation

All Namibia accommodations
  • Galton House
    Galton House Gallery 1

    A 10 minute drive from the city centre, Galton House is an inviting property set in the affluent suburb of Eros. This is an excellent stop-over accommodation with modern and comfortable interiors.

  • GocheGanas
    Elegant suite

    Found outside of Windhoek, GocheGanas is a luxurious property set in 6000 hectares of wilderness and home to 25 species of wildlife. Relax in your exclusive suite or pay a visit to the world class spa.

  • Guesthouse Terra Africa
    Terra Africa - Room

    A gorgeous guesthouse in an ideal location of Windhoek

  • House on Olof Palme

    The House on Olof Palme is conveniently located in the residential area of Erospark of Windhoek.

  • Lake Oanob Resort
    Lake Oanob - chalets interior

    Lake Oanob Resort is a unique resort featuring spacious luxury chalets, cosy rooms and unique campsites.

  • Olive Grove Guesthouse

    Situated close to Windhoek city centre, Olive Grove is a nice base from which to explore the city. Rooms are comfortable and the surrounding gardens are pleasant for a walk - a great choice for a stop-over.

  • The Elegant Guest House

    Stay in comfortable air-conditioned rooms in this excellent stopover property. Relax before the next leg of your journey and even venture into Windhoek for some exploring, if you have time.

  • The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel
    Outdoor dining

    A luxury boutique hotel, this property offers guests an exclusive stay in the city. Relax in one of 7 suites, with subtle organic design, and explore all that Windhoek has to offer.

  • Villa Violet
    Villa violet - entrance 2

    Villa Violet is a warm and welcoming bed and breakfast conveniently located in an upmarket suburb of Windhoek.

  • Villa Vista Guesthouse

    An ideally located guesthouse in a quiet and popular residential area of Windhoek

  • River Crossing Lodge
    River crossing  - pool

    Whilst only a 15 minute drive from Windhoek city centre, River Crossing Lodge is situated in a game reserve offering a tranquil wildlife setting for guests not wanting to overnight withing the city.

  • Hotel Heinitzberg
    Heinitzburg - comfort room

    Hotel Heinitzberg has a home inside a character-filled, historic castle overlooking Windhoek. It is the perfect place in which to relax and enjoy a bit of extravagance