GocheGanas: Our full report

16 Suites
Traveller's rating
Excellent (96%) From 23 reviews
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Situated on a hilltop overlooking spectacular landscapes GocheGanas, formerly known as Gochganas Lodge & Spa is only 29km south east of Windhoek. The name GocheGanas mean “Place of Camel Thorns" in the local Damara language. It is a luxury lodge offering a combination of wildlife, nature and spa experiences.

Gocheganas has 16 luxurious thatched suites. Each of these en suite rooms has large windows which give uninterrupted views over the reserve. Central to the suite is a large and comfortable four poster bed draped with mosquito nets. The rooms are also equipped air-conditioning, comfortable arm chairs, TV's with DVD/CD players, telephones, Wi-Fi and mini bars.

Fifteen of the rooms are known as Elegant Suites which have private timber decks and are furnished with twin or a king size bed. The en-suite bathrooms each have twin sinks, flush toilet, a bath, indoor and outdoor showers.

There is one Crown Suite which sleeps a maximum of 4 people. The master bedroom of the Crown Suite sleeps two and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathroom under skylight plus an outdoor shower. Linked by a timber deck is a living and dining area with an en-suite bathroom and a sofa-bed that can sleep two others.

Gocheganas has an outdoor restaurant and open air bar that offers panoramic views over the reserve and an inviting swimming pool with sun loungers.

Visitors also have a wide choice of spa and beauty treatments at the Wellness Village which has a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool, various treatment baths and a granite cave sauna. Other facilities also include a gym, yoga sessions, facial and beauty treatments and a fruit and juice bar. The eleven specialist treatment rooms all have state of the art equipment. Various packages and wellness treatments are on offer and include, amongst others, a range of outdoor massages, detox sessions, personal training and nutritional consultations.

Activities on the 60km2 nature reserve include early morning and afternoon game drives, guided walks and visits to a stone age cave which was discovered in 2002. More and more of these caves are being discovered on the property and it is believed that natural springs on Gocheganas may have made this area a resting place for ancient travellers.

Our view

You should expect to be pampered and well look after at GocheGanas. There are some very picturesque landscapes in this part of Namibia and the reserve also carries a variety of interesting wildlife species. It seems like a great spot for those that want to indulge themselves at the beginning or end of their time in Namibia.


Location: Windhoek, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: Although it is possible to spend just one night at GocheGanas, if you'd like to indulge yourself we recommend two nights here so that you can really be pampered.

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Further dining info: Mini bars in each suite.

Special interests

Wellbeing: Gocheganas Lodge & Spa offers a wide choice of spa and beauty treatments at the Gocheganas Wellness Village. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a granite cave sauna, yoga sessions, facial and beauty treatments and a fruit and juice bar.

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Attitude towards children: Children of all ages are welcome at Gocheganas.

Property’s age restrictions: Children under the age of 12 cannot use the wellness centre. However, they can join all nature drive activities on the reserve.


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Dangerous animals: Moderate Risk


Disabled access: On Request

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