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“Convenient with a Few Nice Surprises” 4 of 5 stars
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Onganga
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   PO Box 90668, Windhoek, Namibia   |  
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Ranked #45 of 73 Windhoek B&B and Inns
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“Convenient with a Few Nice Surprises”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My wife and I stayed here on a brief overnight stop in mid-September 2012. It was a good choice for a quick visit, and we would've enjoyed a longer stay.

Our travel agent (Bonita @ go2africa.com) had suggested this hotel as a good waypoint between Windhoek and Sossusvlei; we did return to Windhoek a week later, at the end of our Namibia adventures, and stayed in a more central location (Olive Grove Guest House).

We arrived at night, after flying into WDH, renting a car, and driving 45 minutes towards Windhoek. We were worried about driving at night in Namibia, but traffic was light and it was easy to find the hotel from the map on their website. Onganga is on the eastern outskirts of Windhoek (the airport side), and it would've been trickier for us to find hotels in the city center at night, so this turned out to be an ideal choice.

Our room was basic, clean, and bright. One minor problem: we couldn't find a spare electric outlet to recharge things, so we ended up unplugging a couple lamps. The breakfast was fine; there was a continental spread, and the friendly cook prepared eggs for us. We explored the property a bit before checking out. The pool looked nice (no time to try it out), and the upper half of the hotel grounds has views over the surrounding hills. I liked the many iron sculptures scattered around, and there is plenty of Onganga imagery (Onganga translates to "Guinea Fowl"). Blooming bottlebrush near the pool were attracting many colorful local birds…in five minutes a saw a couple species here I didn't see the rest of our trip in Namibia!

Just before we left, the manager was extremely helpful in suggesting an incredibly scenic route to drive to Sossusvlei – different than we had planned – which we really enjoyed. Onganga was also well placed for us to pick up a week's worth of road-trip supplies (water, snacks), as there was a supermarket conveniently nearby, on the way towards downtown Windhoek.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

The Hubs and I stayed at the Hotel Pension Onganga with another couple, on the way back from a weeklong stay in Namibia. My husband had stayed at Onganga once before and he said it was worth a repeat trip. I'm so glad he talked us into it. The B&B is very secure, with a gate and a security guard. We didn't go to the bar, because we took a taxi into town, to go to Joe's. Very quiet at night and a wonderful full breakfast the next morning. Definitely nice having a clean comfortable room before heading on an international flight. Would definitely recommend taking a gander at their souvenirs by the front office, very reasonable pricing and a good selection.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

Very comfortable, quiet and cozy pension. Room spacious and clean. Good location on the way to the Int.'l airport. Secluded guarded car park. Welcoming and kind staff. Good breakfast. We felt like at home.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: PO Box 90668, Windhoek, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #45 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Onganga 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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