Windhoek’s range of accommodation
Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city reflects the diversity of Namibia itself. With inhabitants of all races and creeds, a wide range of restaurants and shopping options and naturally, accommodation to suit all.
Namibia’s abundance and diversity attracts travellers of all types, from businessmen looking for a classy affordable guesthouse in Windhoek to backpackers on a budget, to couples looking for a romantic holiday in Africa. Windhoek has it all, with each type of accommodation offering a different travel experience.
- Backpackers – for the traveller on a budget. Backpackers will generally attract a younger crowd, those that are still quite happy to sleep in dorm rooms in order to save a buck. Depending on the backpackers though these can be a lot of fun and a great way to meet people if you are traveling alone.
- Bed and Breakfasts – for a relaxed stay in a family setting. B&B’s are generally accommodation options in private houses, offering around 5 or 6 rooms with breakfast included. There are a number of quaint and charming B&B options around Windhoek.
- Camp Sites – offer a great way for travellers to be in touch with nature for the duration of their stay in Windhoek. Campsites will generally offer cordoned off sites for tents and caravans with shared or private ablution facilities as well a space for barbeques.
- Guesthouses – the large range of guesthouses in Windhoek offer travellers a wide range of options varying in cost, luxury and décor, diversity abounds. These tend to be quite small, with around 4 or 5 rooms with en suite bathrooms and some will offer facilities for dinner as well as breakfast.
- Boutique Hotels – charming specialist hotels, generally with no more than 6 or 8 rooms these can be quite a luxurious option for couples looking for a romantic holiday. Boutique hotels each have their own unique style and atmosphere that provides for an interesting and memorable stay.
- Self-Catering – great for families or for longer visits. Self-catering accommodation can range from luxury with hot tubs and swimming pools to affordable apartments.
- Lodges – usually accommodation offered in game farms, designed to allow the guests to feel close to nature. Imagine dark wooden beams, thatched roofs and large windows overlooking the African bush. This is also usually a luxury option, some lodges offer private lap pools on wooden decks overlooking the savannah. A great option for honeymoon couples
Tourism to Namibia and of course Windhoek itself is constantly increasing as word of this remarkable country in Southern Africa spreads. When searching for your accommodation in Windhoek remember that your options are as diverse as the nature and wildlife of Namibia itself.