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The Utopia Boutique and Medi ...

8 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 16 rooms

The Utopia Boutique and Medi Spa is a modern and upmarket boutique establishment located in the...
from R1640
per night for 2 guests

Protea Hotel Burning Shore

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

As the shifting sands of the Namib Desert swirl in time to an ageless rhythm, The Burning Shore...

The Olive Exclusive

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

The Olive Exclusive, the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital, is cool, contemporary and stylish but with a...
from R4356
per night for 2 guests

Villa Margherita

1 Review
Sleeps 24 in 9 rooms

Villa Margherita – The Charming House offers a fusion of Italian charm in a historical Colonial building. With its limited double rooms,...
from R1700
per night for 2 guests

Otjimbondona Kalahari

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Otjimbondona Kalahari is situated on a 3000 hectare Private Nature Reserve on the fringes of the Namibian Kalahari. The boutique retreat...
from R11600
per night for 2 guests
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    Namibia Boutique Hotel Accommodation

    Namibia is a startling country – a celebration of the weird and wonderful. It contains the world's second largest canyon, the highest sand dunes, the oldest desert, the largest existing meteorite, the smallest antelope, some of the most bizarre plants and many other truly unusual attractions. Everywhere you look, there is something astonishing.

    It's mostly desert, with big rivers on its borders – the Orange on its southern border with South Africa,  the Kunene on its north-western border with Angola and the Okavango on the north-eastern border of the Caprivi Strip, which was tacked on to Namibia in order to give the German colonialists access to the Zambezi.

    To the west, the icy Atlantic Ocean pounds the desert shore with relentless fury, throwing up all manner of flotsam, including numerous wrecks. It's called the Skeleton Coast and the name says it all, really. But don't, for a moment, think that desert means boring, dull or monotonous. Oh no. The Namib Desert presents a whole host of spectacular landscapes – from gravel pavements, huge red dunes and contorted geological formations which have been dubbed 'the moon landscape' to vast underground forests of welwitschias. These massive, ancient desert trees literally grow underground with only the top of the trunk, two enormous leaves and flowers showing. Many of the welwitschia trees are thousands of years old.

    Vast areas of the country are true wilderness and there are a number of game reserves, most notable of which is the Etosha National Park. Centred on a huge saltpan, Etosha is home to an enormous array of animals. All the usual big guys like rhinos, elephants, lions, giraffes etc, abound but there are some interesting endemics. The black faced impala is much like the usual impala, except it looks like someone ran a sooty finger down its nose. It's hard to imagine anything prettier than an impala, anyway, but the black-faced ones looked like Max Factor got hold of them to great advantage. The smallest antelope in the world is the cute little Damara dikdik, which is endemic to the park.

    One of Etosha's main attractions is the floodlit waterholes on the edge of the camps – you can stay up all night with a blanket and a flask of coffee watching an ever-changing parade of animals. The high-lying Waterberg Plateau Park is a bit anomalous, in that it's quite well watered – as the name suggests – and mountainous. Kaokoland, in the northern part of the country is a wild, desert area just to the south of the Kunene River, where the fascinating and friendly Himba people herd their goats and cattle and live as they have done for centuries.

    There are desert elephants and desert rhinos, huge ephemeral lakes that support enormous flocks of flamingos that arrive mere days after the rains have filled the pans. Nobody knows how they know it has rained thousands of miles away. They just do.

    There is so much to see and do in this awesome country. You could do a rafting or canoeing trip on either the Kunene or the Orange. The game viewing and bird watching is excellent in Etosha, the Waterberg or any of the many other game reserves. There is awesome rock climbing at the spectacular Spitzkoppe, a huge granite inselberg rising up from the plain with dramatic sheerness. Dragon's Breath Cave holds the largest underground lake in the world. There are interesting sinkholes, which local divers have been exploring for decades. Bitterwasser is a glider's paradise where international pilots spend the summer months doing immensely long cross country flights and setting all manner of records.

    Only for the bold, a horseback trail across the Namib Desert is a real challenge and a wonderful experience. Camel expeditions are also on offer. There is wonderful sea kayaking near Swakopmund, where you may see seals and dolphins. There is good rock art scattered all over Namibia but the most unusual is the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. There are some very tough hikes, including one in the Fish River Canyon and one in the Namib Naukluft Park. You could do a balloon flight over the desert at sunrise.

    And the capital city, Windhoek, is a clean, modern city rising up from the desert. It has all the usual facilities – golf courses, restaurants, shopping and good hotels. Namibia was a German colony, and many of the smaller towns still retain a Teutonic flavour, particularly Swakopmund and Lüderitz on the Atlantic coast. As well as the European-style buildings, you'll find lots of German restaurants and pubs. And, of course, Namibia makes the best beer in Africa, which is most definitely as a result of its German heritage. All Namibian beer conforms to the German Reinheidsgebod (purity law) of 1516. Germans don't muck about when it comes to making (or drinking) beer.

    Namibia Border Posts Information

    South Africa – Namibia Road Entry Points

    Velverdiend / Mata Mata: 08:00 – 16:30
    Klein Menasse / Rietfontein: 08:00 – 16:30
    Ariamsvlei / Nakop: 24 hours
    Vellorsdrift / Onseepkans: 08:00 – 17:00
    Noordoewer / Vioolsdrift: 24 hours
    Sendelingsdrift: 8:00 – 17:00
    Oranjemund / Alexander Bay: 06:00 – 22:00

    Botswana – Namibia Road Entry Points

    Impalila Island: 07:00 – 18:00
    Ngoma Bridge: 07:00 – 18:00
    Muhembo / Shakawe: 06:00 – 18:00
    Buitepos / Mamuno: 07:00 – 18:00

    Zambia – Namibia Road Entry Points

    Wanela (Katima Mulilo) / Sesheke: 6:00 – 17:00

    Angola – Namibia Road Entry Points

    Ruacana: 7:00 – 18:00
    Omahenene: 8:00 – 18:00
    Oshikango / St. Clara: 8:00 – 18:00
    Rundu: 8:00 – 18:00

    Easter Weekend, Public & School Holidays in Namibia

    Book your holiday long before Namibia’s peak season begins. During the year-end holiday season and over Easter, most top destinations in Namibia are booked a year in advance. And if you’re living outside Namibia, it’s worth noting that banks are closed on public holidays and shops close for Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

    Public Holidays and Easter Holidays 2015

    1 January – New Year's Day

    21 March – Independence Day

    3 April – Good Friday

    5 April – Easter Sunday

    6 April – Easter Monday

    1 May – Workers' Day

    4 May – Cassinga Day

    14 May – Ascension Day

    25 May – Africa Day

    26 August – Heroes' Day

    10 December – Human Rights Day

    25 December – Christmas Day

    26 December – Family Day

    2015 School Holidays

    December 2014 – 13 January 2015

    18 April – 18 May

    14 August – 31 August

    5 December – mid January 2016 (tbc)

    Namibia is a startling country – a celebration of the weird and wonderful. It contains the world's second largest canyon, the highest sand dunes, the oldest desert, the largest existing meteorite, the smallest antelope, some of the most bizarre...

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