Things to do & places to visit in Khomas Region, Namibia


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Khomas Region #3 destination in Namibia 2023. The average rating score is 3.99 based on 3.525 traveler reviews, of 35 attractions. Timezone: Africa/Windhoek, current date and time: Friday, April 19, 2024, 7:27.

Top things to do (26)

Top places to visit (30 attractions) view more »

  1. 5.0 NamibRand Nature Reserve (199 reviews)
    - oh the panoramas...
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    This reserve represents all facets of diverse desert landscapes. See more..
  2. 5.0 Equitrails Namibia (154 reviews)
    - Trip I will never forget
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Horseback Riding Tours
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    The best way to view the awesome scenery and wildlife of Namibia.... on horseback! See more..
  3. 5.0 Karibu Safari (52 reviews)
    - Comfort and adventure
    Scenic Drives
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    I recently went on Karibu's Classic Safari through Namibia. I thought Etosha and the animals there would be the highlight of the trip, but I was wrong. Karibu's carefully planned itinerary showed me so much more of this amazing country, and allowed me to experience a variety of adventures from watching the silent majesty of elephants, to the sheer joy of running down a steep, soft, sand-dune. The guides are interesting , knowledgeable and fun. Their wonderful campsites and camp staff made me feel pampered and comfortable, so I could cope with the heat of the day. (Love those cool cloths at the end of the day!) The pop-top safari truck let me get close to the animals and take some great photos. Loved the whole experience...can i do it again? See more..
  4. 5.0 LEFA Transportation Services (34 reviews)
    - Great drivers - save, affordable and quick
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Taxis & Shuttles
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    LEFA is a Windhoek based service-oriented transportation service that specializes in providing airport shuttle transfer, cab-hailing and delivery services. LEFA offers a safe, reliable and convenient service to its client. Request a booking for all your shuttle and transfer needs in Windhoek, Namibia. See more..
  5. 5.0 Samawati Hot Air Ballooning (12 reviews)
    - Whauw...early morning balloon flight
    Balloon Rides
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    John, the hot air balloon pilot, needs to get a nighthood..what a guts to start a tourist service like this. Balloon departs 6.15 so wake up call adviced. Solitaire bakery and gas station completed with a soil airstrip..the flight is depending on wind and weather if course..the silence in the air at +500 m is unexpected. What an life time experience..compliments !!! See more..
  6. 5.0 Thonningii Wine Cellar (6 reviews)
    - Food,wine and accommodation of excellent quality and value!
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    This is a must for anyone with a love of food and wine, the combination of tastes are a dream for any foodie. Selfcatering units and camping facilities just around the corner which offers a great walking opportunity to work up an appetite. The Boshoff family are excellent host, they make an effort to ensure you feel welcome and are well looked after. See more..
  7. 5.0 Geological Survey Museum (2 reviews)
    - A fascinating exhibit
    Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums • Science Museums
    The museum is actually located at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, just a bit down the road from where Google Maps places it. The fossils are incredible, as are the crystals and gems. There are also beautiful prints on display, illustrating various aspects of flora and fauna across millennia. See more..
  8. 5.0 Mountain Bike Namibia (1 review)
    - Bike Trails around Windhoek
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Biking Trails
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    If you are visiting Windhoek for business or on holiday, there is no better way to see the city and ride it's exciting trails, than on a mountain bike. We offer 3 exciting tours in the Windhoek vicinity. 1. The Windhoek City Tour 2. The Auas Mountain Trails Tour 3. The Game Cycle Tour See more..
  9. 4.5 The Grove Mall of Namibia (16 reviews)
    - Good place for shopping!
    Spent 1-2 hours Shopping Malls
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    A Very Clean mall with very clean toilets, there is a large selection of nice shops and plenty of places to eat. People are friendly and smiling, the cinema is nice but they don't have the best selection of candy and such. See more..
  10. 4.5 Old Oil Drill Rig (3 reviews)
    - Great experience but only if properly equipped
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia We camped close to the old oil drill rig. Great experience, but you´ll need a 4x4 plus food & water: there´s absolutely nothing in hundreds of kilometers around! Easy to spot whale bones and shipwrecks. Kind of strange, full of loneliness and a thousand kilometres of savage emptiness - Skeleton Coast is definitely one of a kind! Owner & Copyright: Carlos Bobillo Barbeito See more..
  11. 4.5 Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory (2 reviews)
    - Astral Experience!
    History Museums
    I recently visited small, private observatory - and what an inspiration it was! Completely privately founded by a passionate elderly lady, who is so full of the subject on stars, star-gazing, Namibian skies and astronomy. Worth of popping in (by prior telephonic arrangement) if you are a 'star-lover'. You will find your visit quiet enlightening and input-full. Some 20 min, easy drive from Windhoek. See more..
  12. 4.0 Christuskirche (704 reviews)
    - Nice church
    Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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    Centre of windhoek nearby indepence avenue. From the outside is more beautiful, because inside it is rather boring. See more..
  13. 4.0 Namibia Craft Centre (355 reviews)
    - Worth a visit
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Flea & Street Markets
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    I was hoping the market had more than the typical wood carvings and fabrics you get at any souvenir shop. I wasn’t disappointed. I bought a beautiful basket, an ostrich leather note book, some beaded Christmas decorations and had a delicious omelette. There were other unique things for sale as well. See more..
  14. 4.0 Tropic of Capricorn Sign (278 reviews)
    - A must place for a picture!
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    A must place for a picture, form Swakopmund on the road to the Rostock Ritz Lodge, you have to make a stop there for pictures for family and friends! See more..
  15. 4.0 Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve (225 reviews)
    - A perfect place just outside Windhoek
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Daan Viljoen Game Park.Just 24 km west of Windhoek lies a sanctuary for a relatively large population of game species typical of Namibia's highlands. Proclaimed before Independence to preserve the ecosystem of the Khomas Hochland, the park was named after a former Administrator, Mr Daan Viljoen, who played a major part in establishing the park.The convenient location of the park makes Daan Viljoen an ideal venue for day visits and a perfect stopover for tourists seeking the tranquillity of the bush.FACT FILEPark size: 40 km2Year proclaimed: 1968Natural features: Khomas Hochland Plateau, scenic views of the Windhoek valleyVegetation: Highland shrubland, with various Acacia species, kudu bush (Combretum apiculatum) and buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata).Wildlife: Mammals are springbok, kudu, eland, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, Hartmann's mountain zebra, leopard and klipspringer. Of 200 bird species, endemics include Ruppell's parrot, white-tailed shrike and Monteiro's hornbill.Tourism: The newly renovate Sun Karros Daan Viljoen opened its doors in October 2011. This privately run establishment entered into Public Private Partnership with Namibia Wildlife Resort and Sun Karros Lifestyle Safaris now offers selection of services to the leisure, business and day visitor after three years of construction. The Main lodge comprises of 19 luxury contemporary chalets, 12 well-appointed campsites, three tech-fit conference rooms. The reception area holds a, lounge, kiosk and IT station for in house guests to connect. The Boma Restaurant and pool area is where leisure, business and day visitors can enjoy scrumptious daily meals and beverages.Conservation successesWith game drives and hiking trails, Daan Viljoen is easily accessible to residents of Windhoek and provides an ideal place for visiting school children to learn more about wildlife and conservation in Namibia.Key management issuesPoaching is problematic due to Daan Viljoen adjoining a high-density residential area. The... See more..
  16. 4.0 Okapuka Ranch (151 reviews)
    - Fantastic
    Ranches
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    Excellent lodge!! It was part of our day tour... had lunch there ... superb food and great service. Wide spread buffet of local and western cuisine. Wine was fantastic. Took the tour of the ranch which was mind blowing. It was open safari and the guide was fantastic with very good knowledge. Was able to learn some interesting facts about giraffes and other animals. One of the Must visit places. See more..
  17. 4.0 Trans-Namib Railroad Museum (107 reviews)
    - Excellent exhibition and super friendly staff
    Spent < 1 hour Speciality Museums
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    If you want to know about the history of railroads in what today is the country of Namibia - this is the place to see. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The exhibition is very well curated and many interesting photos are on display. There is also a bit of railway hardware on display outside. Definitely worth a visit. Closes at 1pm, BTW. See more..
  18. 4.0 Maerua Mall (63 reviews)
    - alot of parking next to a strip mall with more restaraunts and a really good spar grocery store
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Shopping Malls
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    a very comprehensive mall with a lot of restaurants and shopping, there is a cinema several beauty salons including a good hair salon a dentist etc. See more..
  19. 4.0 Heroes Acre (63 reviews)
    - Nice view over the city
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    This is definitely a good place to get a good view over the city. It is connected with some steps (it is also wheelchair accessible) but it pays out to walk the whole way up. Also the memorial itself is interesting to see. It looks beautiful and is really new. Normally here are not many people, so you have a relaxed time here. See more..
  20. 4.0 Safari Gästefarm Düsternbrook (49 reviews)
    - Amazing scenery and close up Leopard and Cheetah feeding and look
    Zoos
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    I did the Safari part to see Leopard and Cheetahs. Dusternbrook is located about 40 KM from the city Windhoek. About 15 KM is dirt road and the scenery is enjoyable. You pass through dry rivers before reaching Dusternbrook. Once you reach there, you will be put on a safari vehicle with other groups and start the tour seeing leopard. We were informed by the guide that leopards are unpredictable and you can not be too close to them. But, from a distance the guide was throwing meat and the leopard was interested on the meat than us. It is not that scary to be close to leopard in an open vehicle. But, you have to be careful not to have a camera with flashes and not disturb the leopard that could make him nervous. The next tour was visiting two Cheetahs. The cheetahs are so friendly and we even touched them. The guide said their behavior is friendly and don't become aggressive unless they are attacked. Therefore, I encourage all to visit Dusternbrook if you happen to be in Windhoek. See more..
  21. 4.0 Owela Museum (49 reviews)
    - Definitely worth a visit
    Speciality Museums
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    I really enjoyed my visit to this museum, the displays were informative and interesting. I particularly enjoyed reading about the history of the elephant's evolution, and the construction of the Nama huts. There are also some shocking infographics about the decline of the rhino and cheetah across the African continent. Sure some of the dioramas are old (some over 50 years) but they are beautiful and well kept. It's quite dark inside, and it wasn't possible to go downstairs due to electrical problems. But still very much worth an hour or two - one of the better attractions in Windhoek. See more..
  22. 4.0 St Mary's Catholic Cathedral (28 reviews)
    - The St. Mary's Cathedral has a unique experience
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    Daily masses at the Cathedral. The most popular mass is the 07:30hrs mass on Sundays. Monday morning mass is said by none other than the humble Arch Bishop of Windhoek himself His Highness ‎Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda. Morning masses at this Cathedral are said on Mondays, Tuesdays. Thursdays, and of course Sundays. Sunday has 4 masses: 07:30, 09:15, 10:30, and18:00hrs, said in English, except the 09:15hrs in German. The Church Choir sings from an elevated platform right above the main entrance from the East.The singing is loud and lively. The 10:30hrs mass is said in Portuguese only on the 3rd Sunday of the month, and popular with Angolans who themselves speak the Portuguese language. See more..
  23. 4.0 Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary (17 reviews)
    - Fantastic Experience.
    Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    We volunteered at the Sanctuary for a week. It was a great experience. Helping to rehabilitate animals to release back to the reservation. There is great bunch of people great food and glamping in the desert. The working day is 0800-1630 with a varied programme such as: Preparing the food and feeding all the animals. (Lions, cheetah, wild dogs, leopard, meerkats, warthog) Setting camera traps and logging the information captured. Opportunity to go out with the Anti Poaching Unit. Horse rides in the bush with Giraffe and many other kinds of game. There are too many things to list but it was a great experience and highly recommended if you want to work with animals and help conserve them and their habitat. There are also other locations, in Namibia, run by the Naankuse Foundation where you can volunteer. See more..
  24. 4.0 Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (16 reviews)
    - Fantastic and educational tour
    Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    I was so impressed by this tour, whilst booking I had high hopes and the tour surpassed my expectations. The two guides were clearly passionate for the cause and we learned so much about cheetahs. The manager went above and beyond to help us including helping us get a replacement tyre for our 4x4. In response to the negative review, if you're expecting performing animals, or hunting scenes like in lonely planet then you may be disappointed. Working as a Tanzania travel specialist and having seen a lot of wild big cats, these cheetahs are like any other wild (or domestic) cat and spend most of their time lazing and lounging. If you want to see and photograph some beautiful cats and support this brilliant charity then I highly recommend it. See more..
  25. 4.0 Wernhil Park (6 reviews)
    - Excellent mall that has many shopping and restaurants
    Spent More than 3 hours Shopping Malls
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    Wernhil Mall is located at the center of Windhoek and very convenient any kinds of shopping. The mall has many shops for cloths, shoes, sportswear, super markets, food courts, alcoholic drinks shop, home items, pharmacies, beauty items etc. The mall has adequate parking places under ground and taxis are available. In general, the mall is one of the best available in Windhoek. See more..
  26. 4.0 Pure & Simple Art Gallery (5 reviews)
    - EXCLUSIVE HIGH END!
    Art Galleries
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    A lovely little shop hidden in old part of Windhoek! In the Garten Street, just down the road from the HILTON HOTEL and opposite the entrance to the famous Craft Centre. PURE & Simple is a local DESIGN Company, working with resources in Namibia, hence the amazing product range. THIS SHOP WITH IT'S PURE & SIMPLE attitude really puts Namibia on the international list of "Must -See- Places"! Go visit when in Windhoek and be AMAZED!!!! See more..
  27. 3.5 National Museum of Namibia (554 reviews)
    - Worth the effort
    Speciality Museums
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    Worth a visit as it contains over 3 floors the history of Namibia. The building is very modern and worth a visit on its own. Very quiet when we visited and it’s free! The 4th floor has a restaurant/ cafe for a nice drink whilst the balconies give a great view out over Windhoek. See more..
  28. 3.5 Parliament Gardens (90 reviews)
    - Peaceful
    Spent 1-2 hours Gardens
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    Nice gardens to stroll when they are not chained shut or closed for walking around. I'm not sure why one can't access. See more..
  29. 3.5 National Botanic Garden of Namibia (78 reviews)
    - Peaceful retreat after a long flight
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Gardens
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    Despite Namibia having had poor rainfall, and therefore the gardens being dry, this was a great place to drive to on our first afternoon in Windhoek. There are lots of little trails leading through the different types of vegetation found in the country, all with explanations (on signs and on your map). Entry is free, so why not discover a little more about the country you're visiting? The desert area (under shade cloth) is particularly informative. Clearly the staff are passionate about their garden and want you to enjoy the fruits of their labour. See more..
  30. 3.5 Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino (71 reviews)
    - Top notch
    Casinos
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    Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, is described as a city with a ‘continental’ atmosphere and this can be ascribed to its architecture – historical buildings dating back to German colonial rule. Windhoek was initially known as Ai-gams a Nama word meaning ‘firewater’, ‘steam’ or ‘smoke’ because of the area’s plentiful hot springs. See more..
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