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.
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.
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Offering wildlife and unspoiled wilderness in the shadow of the Auas mountains, Auas Safari Lodge is around 45 minutes' drive from Windhoek Airport and is often a place to begin or end a self drive.
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.
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.
A gorgeous guesthouse in an ideal location of Windhoek
The House on Olof Palme is conveniently located in the residential area of Erospark of Windhoek.
Lake Oanob Resort is a unique resort featuring spacious luxury chalets, cosy rooms and unique campsites.
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.
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.
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