Discover Windhoek

If Namibia is Africa for beginners, then Windhoek is very much its capital in more than name only. It’s the sort of place that divides travellers, with those who love it for the respite it offers from the rigours of life on the African road facing off against those who find it a little too ‘Western’ for their African tastes. And they’re both right: Windhoek is a modern, well-groomed city where office workers lounge around Zoo Park at lunchtime, tourists funnel through Post St Mall admiring African curios and taxis whizz around honking at potential customers. Neobaroque cathedral spires, as well as a few seemingly misplaced German castles, punctuate the skyline, and complement the steel-and-glass high-rises.

Such apparent incongruities aside, Windhoek makes a great place to begin or break a journey through Namibia or rest at journey’s end. The accommodation choices, food variety, cultural sights, shopping and African urban buzz give it an edge not found anywhere else in Namibia.

Our preferred hotels

Collection of properties in Windhoek

Olive Exclusive Hotel

Olive Exclusive Hotel

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 textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach.

Hilton Windhoek

Hilton Windhoek

Nestled in Namibia’s capital city, a short distance from the Hosea Kutako International airport, Hilton Windhoek is in close proximity to government and financial institutions, as well as local and cultural attractions. Our hotel is an ideally-located home away from home.

Hotel Heinitzburg

Hotel Heinitzburg

We at Hotel Heinitzburg endeavour to balance traditional African friendliness and beauty with excellent European culinary art and a world-class wine cellar to make your stay with us a memorable one. Your hosts Beate Raith and team look forward to the honour of welcoming you personally.

Goche Ganas Retreat

Goche Ganas Retreat

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 experiences. With 25 different wildlife species located on a 6000 hectares.

Windhoek Country Club

Windhoek Country Club

The resort has ensured that it remains the final word in comfort and entertainment in Namibia. Enjoy a rendezvous with Lady Luck at the Desert Jewel Casino, play a round of golf on the superb 18-hole golf course, relax in the lazy river, or take in any one of Windhoek’s cultural sites.

Avani Windhoek Hotel

Avani Windhoek Hotel

Stay in the heart of Namibia’s capital city with access to all the action, culture and wildlife; perfect for business or pleasure. Fun, adventure and pampering await guests of the AVANI Windhoek Hotel and Casino as you unwind in style and absorb the vibe of the city.