House on Olof Palme

The simplicity of its moniker sums it up really. It is what it is. A house in Windhoek’s residential area. Smart, homely, intimate. A place to chill pre or post bush adventures. 

Our rating: 3/5 Stars
Location: Windhoek, Namibia

Accommodation Description

This is in Eros Park - a well-to-do neighbourhood backing onto bush-covered hills with a splattering of wildlife and plenty of birds. A city base with a peaceful vibe. It is close to Windhoek’s centre but it's a bit of a stretch to walk it. Think 10 minutes in the car and they can arrange a driver for you. You’ll want to head out for dinner (it’s a B&B). Joe’s Beerhouse is the closest and that’s about a mile. It's a lively pub and restaurant famous for eisbein and large jugs of beer.

There are 7 standard double rooms and a family room - which is two standards connected by a door. All the rooms lead out on to the terrace and the pool so so those extra thick curtains will certainly be handy. Staying at the House on Olof Palme is a bit like staying at a friend’s parents’ house: welcoming, comfortable and pleasant... just be on your best behaviour.

Facilities

Off road parking; Lounge with library; Swimming pool; Air conditioning / heater; Mini bar; Tea and coffee making facilities; Flat screen TV; WiFi; Laundry services

Activities

You could do a Windoek city tour or a cycling tour to Katutura township.

Horse riding and half day trips to Durstenbrook are another option.

The National Gallery of Namibia’s worth a visit and at the Namibia Craft Centre you’ll find 40 independent shops.

Learn about Namibia’s history at the Independence Memorial Museum - there’s a glass lift on the side of the building which gives you a good view of Windhoek.

San rock paintings are next door at the National Museum of Namibia.

Daan Viljoen Game Reserve is about 15 miles from the city centre - good to explore on foot as there are no dangerous predators. Avoid eating trees though, giraffes go justifiably berserk. That’s a lie. Although probably not tested so bring a packed lunch.

The National Botanic Garden of Namibia is 12 hectares of land pretty much left in its natural state. 75 species of birds find this delightful.

For the more obtuse amongst you how about a trip to the Gibeon meteorites? Captain James Alexander found these space rocks on his travels in 1838. They’d been waiting 600 million years for somebody to notice them.

Or finally, how does space junk sound? Namibia’s Space Ball is a sphere which dropped from space and baffled the local police. Nowhere to put the handcuffs. Anyway, NASA stepped in and admitted it’s a load of old rubbish from an unidentified flying spaceship.

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