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Things to do in Windhoek

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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
The best way to view the awesome scenery and wildlife of Namibia.... on horseback!
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
This reserve represents all facets of diverse desert landscapes.
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Other
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Daan Viljoen Game Park.Just 24 km west of Windhoek lies a sanctuary for a relatively large population of game species typical... more » Owner description: Daan Viljoen Game Park.Just 24 km west of Windhoek lies a sanctuary for a relatively large population of game species typical of Namibia's highlands. Proclaimed before Independence to preserve the ecosystem of the Khomas Hochland, the park was named after a former Administrator, Mr Daan Viljoen, who played a major part in establishing the park.The convenient location of the park makes Daan Viljoen an ideal venue for day visits and a perfect stopover for tourists seeking the tranquillity of the bush.FACT FILEPark size: 40 km2Year proclaimed: 1968Natural features: Khomas Hochland Plateau, scenic views of the Windhoek valleyVegetation: Highland shrubland, with various Acacia species, kudu bush (Combretum apiculatum) and buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata).Wildlife: Mammals are springbok, kudu, eland, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, Hartmann's mountain zebra, leopard and klipspringer. Of 200 bird species, endemics include Ruppell's parrot, white-tailed shrike and Monteiro's hornbill.Tourism: The newly renovate Sun Karros Daan Viljoen opened its doors in October 2011. This privately run establishment entered into Public Private Partnership with Namibia Wildlife Resort and Sun Karros Lifestyle Safaris now offers selection of services to the leisure, business and day visitor after three years of construction. The Main lodge comprises of 19 luxury contemporary chalets, 12 well-appointed campsites, three tech-fit conference rooms. The reception area holds a, lounge, kiosk and IT station for in house guests to connect. The Boma Restaurant and pool area is where leisure, business and day visitors can enjoy scrumptious daily meals and beverages.Conservation successesWith game drives and hiking trails, Daan Viljoen is easily accessible to residents of Windhoek and provides an ideal place for visiting school children to learn more about wildlife and conservation in Namibia.Key management issuesPoaching is problematic due to Daan Viljoen adjoining a high-density residential area. The Augeigas River, which runs through the park, is polluted. « less
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Shongololo Express began operations in 1995 and the company has continued to provide a very special touring experience for... more » Owner description: Shongololo Express began operations in 1995 and the company has continued to provide a very special touring experience for visitors to Southern and Eastern Africa. Their great adventure train journeys traverse seven countries namely South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and Namibia. « less
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Museums
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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Gardens

Cost: Free Directions: Can be seen on the right (before the cutting) when driving from Klein Windhoek along Sam Nujoma Drive towards town.NBRI Web Site: http://www.sabone... more »

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Ranked #14 of 14 attractions in Windhoek
Category: Casinos
Owner description: Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, is described as a city with a ‘continental’ atmosphere and this can be ascribed to its... more » Owner description: Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, is described as a city with a ‘continental’ atmosphere and this can be ascribed to its architecture – historical buildings dating back to German colonial rule. Windhoek was initially known as Ai-gams a Nama word meaning ‘firewater’, ‘steam’ or ‘smoke’ because of the area’s plentiful hot springs. « less
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