These accomodations were recommended by the agency that set up our Namibia trip, Cardboard Box, and were a delightful way to begin our trip. We were here May 2-3. This review will sound negative, pointing out mostly poor features of this establishment, but I would like to say upfront that our stay was very, very pleasant and none of these problems took away from our enjoyment of the hotel or our experience.
Parking was limited and the parking area was small making turn arounds a bit longer than usual. Rooms were found by going up stairs that were low and long, and easy to negotiate, so less cumbersome if you carried heavy luggage. No elevators. All rooms had a connected outside veranda with a view towards the hills on the other side of the small valley in which Onganga is located. These might be a problem if there were smokers on the same level and the wind was blowing from them to you. All rooms were entered through this veranda so if one had a room at the one end from which folks entered, you could have people walking back and forth while you were outside enjoying the view or etc.
Rooms themselves were excellent though a bit small. The pool was also small. The only real complaint was the on-site restaurant which was a bit slow in service, but the food was tasty.
As other folks have mentioned the gate which was locked and required the on-site manager to open when you wanted to enter or leave.
Onganga is located in a small neighborhood at the base of Avis Dam and Lake, and is an easy and enjoyable walk, even if there is a small entrance fee to pay at the park itself. As birders, we found the entire area very good. I didn't see any nearby restaurants, but we didn't look very hard. The "real" town of Windhoek is only about 5-7 minutes away by car, .but because you are separated by a small set of hills from the main part of town the neighborhood was fairly quiet. The airport is nowhere close to Windhoek being about a 30-40 minute ride, but Onganga is closer than most city hotels to the airport making it a gentle first stop, if you don't like the hustle and bustle of a city after traveling by plane.
Overall, quite a pleasant stay here.
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