Namibia is one of the most unique travel destinations to explore, be it for its beauty, the Namib people or its intriguing contrasts in its terrain. There is however an array of activities for about every kind of traveller, be it nature-lovers, to thrill-seekers. Here’s a list of must-do activities as recommended by the Hilton Windhoek.
Holding the Fort
A piece of the country’s history can be experienced at the Alte Feste (Old Fortress), which is Namibia’s oldest building in the city, and plays home to the National Museum of Namibia. With Namibia being a former German colony, the country offers a look at history through many references.
Come Dine with Hilton
Enjoy a memorable dining experience at Ekipa restaurant at the Hilton Windhoek. The restaurant boasts a world class kitchen that serves delectably decadent dishes, from buffet to a la carte. Ekipa also has its very own meat-aging cabinet for exquisite cooked-to-order cuts.
Become one with nature
Take a walk through The Klein Windhoek Valley to relish nature’s splendour with majestic views of the city and vegetation in the outlying areas. It’s about an hour and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
All’s fair in love and war
The Christuskirche (Christ Church) is a historic Lutheran church and landmark located in Windhoek and the perfect expedition for discoverers. It was built post the war between the Germans, the Khoikhoi, Ovambo and Herero and was therefore originally known as the Church of Peace.
Find tranquillity in the chaos
Hilton Windhoek’s 9th floor is home to the award-winning Breeze Spa. For those wanting some time out on their holiday, this is the perfect spot for a pamper session. A variety of rejuvenating spa treatments are accompanied by breath-taking views of the Namibian skyline, what more is needed for a full body recharge.
No man’s land
Another exciting place to visit would be Kolmanskop (Coleman’s hill), this is a ghost town located in the Namibia Desert, 10 kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was once a small but very rich mining village, but the town declined after World War I when the diamond-field were slowly exhausted and was ultimately abandoned in 1954. It is now a popular tourist destination.
A walk on the wild side
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), located in Namibia, has a mission to be the world’s protector of Cheetahs. Dog and cat lovers alike, are sure to enjoy a visit to see these magnificent creatures and see the great work the CCF are doing. Namibia currently has the largest and healthiest population of cheetahs left in the world.
Panoramic views and cocktails
There isn’t a better way to enjoy sundowners, than with an amazing view of the beautiful Windhoek. At the Hilton Windhoek Skybar, guests can enjoy a classic range of cocktails, while you watch the sunset over stunning panoramic views of the city.
Namibia hosts one of the biggest beer festivals there is, Oktober Fest. There’s no better way to become one with the culture, than joining in at this annual event. Go and enjoy great German food, traditional games & activities, world-class entertainment and lots of German beer of course.
If there aren’t any souvenirs, did you really go there?
Windhoek is home to the Namibian Craft Centre, this is where original, handmade leatherwork, basketry, pottery, jewellery, needlework can be found, which are perfect gifts to take home to loved ones. Namibia can be felt in the artwork, and it’s a perfect reminder of the beautiful country.
– The Hilton Windhoek