African Travel Guide – Overnight Accommodation in Windhoek
During your trip to Namibia, Windhoek is likely to be the first place you touch down on your explorations. Spend a few days in the city before you set off on your adventures. There’s plenty to see and do and you will find no shortage of accommodation options ready to welcome you.
The city offers lodgings to suit every style and budget, for solo travellers and large groups.
All of the city’s best accommodation providers are registered with the Hospitality Association of Namibia which describes the various options as follows:
Hotels in Windhoek are just like those all over the world, offering varying standards of luxury and service. You can choose from 5-star accommodation at the award-winning Hilton Windhoek or go for one of the budget options.
While the furnishing and amenities may differ, you will find the same friendly hospitality at each one.
Most hotels offer a choice of family rooms, suites and luxury options with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, television, Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Meals are enjoyed in a restaurant onsite and in-room dining may be offered.
For a less luxurious but more personalized stay, guests should choose one of the many pensions found around Windhoek.
A pension has the same homely feel as a bed and breakfast establishment except lunch and dinner are included in the rate as well. Some pensions offer a half-board option which excludes lunch.
A pension is always owner run and not managed by a hospitality group. While you won’t enjoy valet parking and in-room dining at a pension, you will find that the service is friendly and personalized.
Windhoek Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Just like B&Bs all over the world, those in Windhoek vary greatly in affordability and amenities. True to their name, breakfast is included in your rate when you stay at a B&B and this may consist of a continental buffet, a cooked meal or both. Bed and breakfast accommodation is usually in a house with a garden and in some cases even a swimming pool.
True to their name, breakfast is included in your rate when you stay at a B&B and this may consist of a continental buffet, a cooked meal or both.
Lodges in Windhoek are situated on the outskirts of the city, offering guests a little more peace and tranquility along with easy access to the city.
Accommodation is offered in free-standing chalets or co-joined rooms and these establishments often have several amenities on site. These may include swimming pools, restaurants and specialized children’s entertainment areas. Many lodges are located within nature reserves or scenic gardens on large properties.
Windhoek Rest Camps
There is only one rest camp in Windhoek registered with the Hospitality Association of Namibia – Arebbusch Travel Lodge.
This establishment offers a range of accommodation to suit every traveller from luxury to budget, fully catered to camping. The rooms are varied and range from luxurious suites to luxury meru-style tents or camping facilities, with private kitchen areas and communal bathrooms. All these are offered with the option to include breakfast in the daily rate.
There is a restaurant, swimming pool, conferencing facilities and children’s playground and games room on site. Breakfast is available separately or can be included in the daily rate.
The rest camp is situated on the outskirts of Windhoek, close to Eros Airport and the golf course.
Windhoek Camping and Others
The rest of the accommodation choices in Windhoek fall into this category. This includes backpackers, each offering their own unique brand of hospitality – from dorm room accommodation to private rooms.
Likewise campsites range from glamping to no frills campsites with communal bathrooms and kitchens.
These types of accommodation options are ideal for those who desire affordable accommodation for an overnight stay in Windhoek.
Spend Some Time in Windhoek
It is well worth stopping off in Windhoek for a few days before embarking on your Namibian explorations. Take some time to rest, regroup and see the sights. Windhoek is an excellent place to stock up for your self-catering holiday, arrange for rental of any extra gear you need or just to relax and enjoy the vibe of this friendly place.
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Please Note: The details shared herein were correct at the time of publishing. However, with time some of this information may change. We recommend confirming information with suppliers prior to making final travel arrangements. If you do happen to find an issue with any information we’ve shared here, please feel free to contact us so that we can make the relevant changes.