Windhoek Accommodation Namibia

Windhoek Accommodation Namibia

  • Olive Grove is a small upmarket accommodation establishment situated close to Windhoek city centre in a quiet, peaceful area. The menu is fully a la carte. Home-style food is rounded off with great presentation, pushing up the level of the... More Info

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  • Auas Safari Lodge Rates & Availability
    Windhoek Accommodation
    Auas Safari lodge is nestled in an expanse of African savannah in the shadow of the Auas mountains. Less than an hour away from the Windhoek international airport Auas Safari lodge lies in an unspoiled wilderness far removed from the trappings of... More Info

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  • Pension Etambi Rates & Availability
    Windhoek Accommodation
    Pension Etambi is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Windhoek. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the... More Info

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  • AnJo Villa Guesthouse is situated in the Garden Suburb of Olympia, close to all amenities in Windhoek and has become “The Guesthouse of Choice for the Discerning Business Traveler”. More Info

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  • Naankuse Lodge Rates & Availability
    Windhoek Accommodation
    Located only thirty minutes from Hosea Kutako International Airport amongst camel thorn trees, riverbeds, and a stone canyon, the Naankuse Lodge is perfectly situated to start or finish your trip to Namibia. With a range of enjoyable activities... More Info

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  • The Hilltop Guest House in Windhoek, offers bed and breakfast accommodation within a warm and relaxed atmosphere, you will feel right at home. We are centrally located in a quiet cul-de-sac on top of a hill in Klein Windhoek with a magnificent view... More Info

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  • UrbanCamp Rates & Availability
    Windhoek Accommodation
    UrbanCamp.net is a centrally located comfortable camping ground situated in the heart of Windhoek. It is the perfect get away with all the convenience of being in town. Big shady trees, Wi-Fi internet, nice bathrooms and a sparkling pool - will get... More Info

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  • River Crossing Rates & Availability
    Windhoek Accommodation
    River Crossing is 3km from Windhoek on the airport road being only 5 minutes from the heart of Windhoek and is located on a pristine 6500 hectare game reserve. Rediscover the nuances of a bygone era of farm life and offer the discerning traveller... More Info

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  • Onjala Lodge Rates & Availability
    Windhoek Accommodation
    Onjala Lodge is a 1,700 hectare private nature reserve a mere 40 minute’s drive from Windhoek airport. More Info

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  • The Olive Exclusive – the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital – is cool, contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic African soul. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic... More Info

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  • Uhland Hotel Rates & Availability
    Windhoek Accommodation
    Uhland Hotel is located very close to the city centre and offers quiet, personal, professional in a safe environment. More Info

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  • The Casa Africana is your hotel pension in the heart of Namibia’s capital Windhoek, overlooking the city from Luxury Hill. Our location offers easy access to the business district downtown as well as Hosea Kutako International airport. More Info

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  • Klein Windhoek Self Catering Apartments are spacious family-friendly apartments conveniently located near to shopping centres, medical centres, the city centre and popular restaurants. This rustic home under the African sun is perfect for both... More Info

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  • Jordani B & B Rates & Availability
    Windhoek Accommodation
    Jordani B & B is located in the affluent suburb of Olympia in Windhoek, overlooking a dry river bed with Guinea Fowl paying regular visits. The ambience is informal, quiet and relaxed. All rooms are en-suite with air-conditioning, FREE Wi-Fi and... More Info

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  • We the Grellmann family, welcome you at the Etango Ranch Guestfarm. Our family managed Guestfarm is a 4300 ha multipurpose working ranch, situated in close proximity to the Windhoek International Airport - Hosea Kutako, the gateway to Namibia for... More Info

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  • We built Sun Karros Daan Viljoen with an explorer's love of the wild and a jet-setter's love of peace and quiet, lazy days and creature comforts. Welcome to another perfect day in Namibia. The Park has no large predators but has a large selection... More Info

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  • The Daan Viljoen National Park is located approximately 20km outside Windhoek on the Khomas Hochland road (C28). It is a place that nature and wildlife lovers can explore, by means of game drives, walks and hikes. More Info

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  • Situated at the very core of Windhoek's business and financial heart, The Village Courtyard Suites and Executive Apartments offers a soothing, modern and welcoming environment that invites you to relax from the moment you arrive. More Info

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Windhoek Map

Windhoek Information

Ever since the establishment of German South West Africa (now Namibia, of course) Windhoek has been the capital city. The name Windhoek was actually the name of a farm in the Cape Province.

A Hottentot (Khoi) chieftan who had been born on that farm gave the name to the place where Windhoek stands to-day. Before that it had been called Aigams by the Khoi people, which means 'hot water' due to the hot springs there. These springs had also led earlier in 1836 to the British explorer, Sir James Alexander, naming it Queen Adelaide's Bath. At some 5,000 feet above sea level, Windhoek is somewhat cooler than the lowlands.

When Germany proclaimed sovereignty over South West Africa in 1884 they retained the name, albeit with German spelling Windhuk, when in 1890 they came to Windhoek. In the long term, however, the name Windhoek has stuck.

The Germans established the town itself in a rocky and hilly but well-treed area of a valley near the source of the Swakop river.

Some 50 kms west of the town Major von Francois established a fort which served not only as the military stronghold for the Windhoek region but also for a while as the centre of administration for the colony.

In 1902, Windhoek was connected to Swakopmund via a narrow gauge railway. As the town developed, some substantial colonial buildings were erected, some of which still stand including the headquarters of the colony's administration built to bring the administrators back from the fort, which became known as the Tintenpalast or 'Ink Palace'.

Today Windhoek reflects a amalgamation of it's history, the influences of its African and European cultures are evident everywhere.

Windhoek offers travellers all the modern amenities and it is also regarded as one of the cleanest African cities.

Within a short drive from the city are the Daan Viljoen game park, Fort Francois and the Liebig House, an abandoned German-style dwelling house.

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