WINDHOEK

Olive Exclusive Hotel

This intimate boutique hotel in a tranquil corner of Windhoek embodies the very essence of chic comfort.
The Olive Exclusive - the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital - is cool, contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic African soul. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach and dedicated personal service.
Simple elegance is key, from the organic rough-hewn wooden benches and side tables, through the sculpted chunk of granite that serves as a coffee table in the guest lounge, to walls clad in abstract Namibian landscapes by well-known South African designer and photographer Micky Hoyle.
The seven suites are individually decorated so each reflects a different region in Namibia, and each has its own lounge area with fireplace and dining room, for private dining. Wide glass doors open onto spacious decks where you can relax on a shady daybed, enjoy al fresco lunches or, if yours is a premium suite, take a dip in your own private plunge pool.
Such are the creature comforts that you may find it hard to leave: sink into an extra-length bed dressed in crisp, pure-cotton linen, or indulge in a bubble bath in a freestanding tub with sweeping mountain views. Air-conditioning, high definition satellite TV and iPod docking stations are standard, as is a computer with WiFi access. Then there's a fully stocked mini bar, complete with a premium wine selection, so you can toast the setting sun in fine style.
The Olive Exclusive boasts a quality restaurant featuring a seasonal menu, with inventive signature dishes. The fully stocked bar also features a classic selection of fine whisky.

Olive Grove Guesthouse

A small, upmarket accommodation establishment situated close to the Windhoek city centre in a quiet, peaceful area.
Each room has a large veranda with tables and chairs for al fresco dining. The open-air lounge, spa bath, plunge pool and tranquil garden all invite the visitor to unwind and relax under Namibia's open skies.

Our Wellness Room offers a selection of professional services to help guests relax and de-stress after a long flight or for just the perfect end to an adventurous holiday.
The inside lounge is tastefully decorated, with comfortable chairs and a fireplace in front of which to relax. The stunning open plan kitchen creates a homely feel while providing tasty meals.
Olive Grove will turn Windhoek into one of the highlights of any trip, creating and leaving a lasting impression of this beautiful country.
Whilst each of the 10 rooms, 1 executive suite and 1 Garden Suite caters for the every need of the most discerning traveller, the emphasis remains one of simplicity and elegance.

River Crossing Guesthouse

River Crossing is 3km from Windhoek on the airport road being only 5 minutes from the heart of Windhoek and is located on a pristine 6500 hectare game reserve. Rediscover the nuances of a bygone era of farm life and offer the discerning traveller all the modern amenities.
The main lodge building comprises a dining room, a centrally situated bar, a lounge with fireplace, a wellness room, a curio corner, and a conference room seating up to 65 delegates.
Nestled outside between the lounge and dining area is the pool (great for swimming lengths - it really is quite long!) The elevated wooden deck offers a fairytale view of Windhoek.
The Lodge and the rooms have been designed to emulate old German farm houses - think 'stoep' with 'afdakkie' and pots of geraniums.
The 20 guest chalets consist of 14 twin chalets and 6 double chalets (all chalets have en suite bathrooms with showers, loos and basins). Two of the chalets have been designed with honeymooners in mind and have baths instead of showers ...of course all rooms have the feather duvets wrapped in 100% cotton, the environmentally friendly guest amenities and the unparalleled service and hospitality to consider too.
6 chalets offer views of Windhoek and 14 face east offering superb sunrise views of the Moltkeblick Mountain.
We also train aspirant Namibians to make a cutting edge contribution in lodge operations... in fact there is very little that is not possible at River Crossing.

CAMPS

Permanent camp:
We use community campsites with permanent facilities like showers and toilets. We stay where these facilities are well maintained.
Wild camp:
Sometimes we overnight in remote places where we set up a camp with portable showers and toilets.
Tent & Equipment:
Tent 2.5x2.5m and 2m height, thick and large mattress in a bedroll, stretcher (on request), table with light and mirror. Water basin with soap and towel. Bed sheets, duvet, blanket, 2 pillows, and bath towels.

Back up Crew - A team of at least 2 persons are in charge of the logistics and camp maintenance, setting up the tents and other equipment, preparing, cooking and serving meals cleaning and, on our longer safaris, providing a laundry service. They also act as translators and facilitate interactions with local communities.

Food & Drinks - In addition to snacks available throughout the day (dried and fresh fruits, nuts, biltong) our "bush chef" offers fresh meals prepared on the fire:
- Full breakfast (cereals, fresh bread, jam, bacon and eggs, omelettes with fruit juice and coffee/tea),
- Lunches and 3 course dinners with fresh vegetables and meat (e.g. Greek salad, chicken curry and chocolate mousse). We also cater for vegetarians.

Included in the price are various beverages. For example: fruit juices, still and sparkling water, sundowner drinks (e.g. gin and tonic, beers), red wine and white wine with dinner and digestives (Amarula, Whisky).

ETAMBURA

Etambura, Namibia's first Himba co-owned camp is situated in Orupembe Conservancy on top of one of the highest hills above the holy plains of Onjuva where livestock and springbok peacefully graze together. The holy plains are steeped in mystery, with several different stories of why the area was consecrated by the semi-nomadic Himba herders who live here. But one thing is sure, hunting is strictly forbidden. Tradition has it that animals on the plains are protected by the
ancestral spirits.
Etambura is the ideal place to relax. You might see a klipspringer or at dusk, a Jameson's rock rabbit. Tiny footprints are evidence of genets and African wildcats. The calls of a diversity of birds, the whispery rustle of paper-bark and other commiphora trees, bottle trees in bloom, the rich hues of purple-pod terminalia with unimpeded 360 degree views make this unique spot unforgettable. After a game drive where you might be fortunate enough to see black rhino, enjoy a stroll and explore the hill, a botanical treasure trove with its many endemic species of plants and shrubs.

The Chalets

Etambura has five canvas and thatch chalets (one of which is wheelchair friendly), each with its own private deck extending from the hill and into the beyond, conjuring illusions of "stepping into air". The twin bedded rooms are comfortably furnished and provide a wonderful retreat. Each bathroom, built either into the surrounding marble outcrops, or artfully created so as not to encroach on the endemic flora, has its own charm. Bed linen and towels are provided. Built on a wooden platform and, in some cases, on stilts, each unit is positioned to optimize the view. Lie in bed and be dazzled by an incredible sunrise. At night follow the path of the stars across a cobalt sky. Observe the skittish rock hyraxes sunning themselves on jagged rocks, listen to the calls and discover a world of birds that thrive in this environment.

Main Lapa and Look-out decks

The horseshoe-shape of our recreational area, built from natural materials, fully blends in with the contours of a hill-top skyline. Enjoy your meals on Etambura's circular decks with spectacular views over the hills, valleys and plains, or in the spacious dining room. Should you just want to relax, settle down in the cool comfort of our lounge and unwind in the tranquility of this high oasis.
Enjoy a drink as the sun sets and, when the last oranges, purples and pinks have faded, watch as one by one distant fires from surrounding Himba villages light up and flicker in the darkness, allowing you to feel that you are indeed in Africa. Let the cooling breeze carry up to you, high on the top of this magical hill, the lowing of cattle, an owl's haunting hoot, the call of someone lingering round a cooking fire down below. Immerse yourself in the sounds and scents of life out here while above you stars ignite the night sky.

Facilities

- Solar lights running on 12 volt batteries (facility to charge batteries, e.g. camera)
- Hot water in en suite bathrooms, fuelled by a "donkey"
- Comfortable beds with reading lamps
- Lounge/library, private and communal look-out decks
- Braai area/ kitchen area
- Walking trails and drives - endemics plants, marble mine, Himba villages, rhino tracking, a day's excursion to Marienfluss and Kunene River.
- Staff welcome, brief and assist guests and ensure their stay is comfortable. For example: helping with preparation and clearing up after meals, laundry, taking guided walks and arranging activities within the area and facilitating/translating meeting with community people.

SWAKOPMUND

Hansa Hotel

What you'd never expect in the world's oldest desert, Namibia's finest and oldest Hotel. The Hansa Hotel - nestling in the very centre of the charming little town of Swakopmund, wrapped in the shape of a timelessly classical building dating from 1905, and integral part of Swakopmund's architectural heritage, offers you a feeling of being enveloped in a luxurious and sophisticated hospitality with a satisfying blend of both classic atmosphere and truly elegant interior, matched with friendly and personalized service.

Cornerstone Guesthouse

Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small, private and peaceful bed and breakfast an easy walk to the sea and the town centre of Swakopmund on Namibia's fascinating Skeleton Coast.
Occupying a quiet corner of Swakopmund's old town near the marine museum and the old brewery, Cornerstone Guesthouse offers the charm and intimacy of a family-run B&B combined with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel.
Within a few minutes from the guest house you can walk to beaches, cafés, restaurants, lively pubs, Swakopmund tourist attractions and a variety of interesting shops and markets in the town.

Central Guesthouse

This elegant building is situated in the heart of old Swakopmund within easy walking distance of all amenities, shops, restaurants, museums, craft markets, banks and beaches.
It has 6 Double rooms each with en-suite bathroom, exquisitely furnished with dark mahogany furniture, extra length beds, top quality white linen, flat screen TV and personal safe. Access to internet, minibar, tea, coffee and snacks. Comfortable lounge attractively furnished with open fire place.

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