Holidays to Windhoek & Surrounds

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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

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.

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

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Windhoek And Surrounds Accommmodation

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  • Galton House
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    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.

  • Olive Grove Guesthouse
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    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
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    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
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    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.