Avani Windhoek Hotel: Our full report
In the heart of Windhoek’s CBD the Avani Windhoek Hotel and Casino (formerly known as the Kalahari Sands ...... Hotel) has a convenient location. As for many large hotels it offers a high level of facilities and comfort, but it's also good value. There are 156 rooms of varying types and there is a decent restaurant: The Dunes Restaurant and the Oasis bar lounge, which has a terrace overlooking Independence Avenue. As the name suggests there is a casino for those who fancy a flutter.
Stay here if you want to be in the centre of town with ease of access to bars, restaurants and shops, but be aware that this is a large hotel so may lack the personal attention that you would usually get in a smaller bed and breakfast.
Country manager: Namibia
- Windhoek, Namibia
- Ideal length of stay
- 1 night
- Accessible by
- Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer
Food & drink
- Usual board basis
- Bed & Breakfast
- Attitude towards children
- Water supply
Health & safety
- Malarial protection recommended
- Dangerous animals
- Low Risk
- Fire safety
- Disabled access
- Laundry facilities
Other lodges in Windhoek
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
In a quiet Windhoek suburb, Olive Grove is one of our favourite guesthouses: stylish, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and excellent food.
A cool stylish sanctuary in a quiet suburb of Windhoek, Galton House boasts a pool and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Elegant Guesthouse is a friendly, comfortable establishment with a lovely, tranquil garden, and is a good choice for an overnight stay in Windhoek.
Secluded on a private game reserve between Windhoek and the international airport, River Crossing is a tranquil place to start or end a trip.
Villa Violet is a friendly, owner-run guesthouse in a residential area of Windhoek, just a few minutes' drive from the city centre and numerous restaurants.
Haus Sonneneck was one of Windhoek's best pensions just a few minutes' drive away from the city centre, however it has now closed.
A long-standing favourite, the small, owner-run Hilltop Guesthouse is comfortable, smart and good value.
For somewhere to really pamper yourself, Gocheganas Lodge & Spa offers wildlife combined with extensive wellness treatments.
One of the oldest hotels in Windhoek, the Heinitzberg occupies a great hill-top location but can feel like a relic of a bygone era.
The Olive Exclusive is perhaps Windhoek's most luxurious boutique hotel but remains a friendly and unpretentious place to stay.
In a quiet upmarket suburb of Klein Windhoek, the stylish Weinberg has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and luxury facilities.
Etango Ranch G. Farm
Etango offers simple, clean, comfortable accommodation and it’s the closest accommodation to Windhoek International Airport.
Within easy reach of Windhoek, Immanuel Wilderness Lodge is a good overnight option for those who don't wish to stay in the city.
Rivendell Guesthouse offers great value, relaxed accommodation in a homely atmosphere with helpful and extremely friendly staff.
Sun Karros Daan Viljoen
Situated within the Daan Viljoen Nature reserve Sun Karros is a simple lodge with gentle game viewing and bird watching opportunities.
Omaanda offers luxury accommodation and wildlife viewing within easy reach of the international airport and Windhoek City.
Windhoek’s Hotel Pension Thule offers stunning views across the city and a reputable in-house restaurant, within easy reach of the international airport.
Stay at the Pension Palmquell in Windhoek, whilst on holiday in Namibia.
Overlooking Avis Dam, Ti Melen is on the outskirts of Windhoek, yet only 10-minutes from the city's amenities.
The Desert Express runs from Windhoek to Swakopmund on set departures. Recently this schedule has been somewhat erratic.