Olive Grove Guesthouse
Olive Grove is a lovely welcoming guesthouse situated close to Windhoek’s city centre in the quiet, peaceful suburb of Eros. The alfresco dining terrace, Jacuzzi, plunge pool and broad verandas invite you to unwind and relax under Namibia’s open skies. Facilities also include a comfortable lounge with guest internet, and the emphasis is one of simplicity and elegance.
The guesthouse was refurbished not long ago to provide an upmarket but homely atmosphere with stylish and colourful rooms. There are five standard and five luxury rooms and one suite, all with private bathrooms, satellite TV, mini bar, and a room safe.
The only difference between the standard and luxury rooms is that the former are closer to the reception area and thus a little less quiet and private.
Good buffet breakfasts are served, and lunch and dinner options are available. An award-winning chef prepares the meals, which feature traditional Namibian cuisine made with fresh, local produce.
The guesthouse provides massage services and there is a small swimming pool with sun terrace and bar service. Other facilities include laundry, free Wi-Fi, lounge and bar.
Restaurant, swimming pool, massage service, lounge and bar, free Wi-Fi, laundry service, TV, room safe and mini bar.
Massage; city tours of Windhoek.
If you fancy a night out rather than dine in the hotel, try Joe’s Beerhouse for its quirky atmosphere and African game dishes: it’s a Windhoek institution.
If you have any questions regarding our Namibia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
This was our second visit to Namibia in just over 12 months, with Reef and Rainforest and our seventh consecutive wildlife trip with them. I think that speaks for itself. This year we were particularly keen to try and observe some desert adapted Lions. The Lions found in ‘The Namib Desert’ are genetically identical to those found in the rest of Southern Africa but have adapted to live in one of the harshest environments on earth. They number around 150 and have a huge range, and are rarely seen. They came to prominence in the outstanding documentary film ‘Vanishing Kings’. The best chance of observing members of this subset of Lions is during a stay at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, although sightings cannot be guaranteed and weeks can pass by without any success. Therefore a stay at this camp was at the heart of our itinerary and we were very lucky to spend time with a Lioness and her niece who had killed an Oryx in the conservancy. The camp itself is absolutely outstanding in every respect and the location is just spectacular.
Visitors should be aware that this is not ‘The Serengeti’ and that the wildlife is quite thin on the ground. However you would have to be very unlucky not to see Elephant, Giraffe and several other species. Whilst we were out in the desert we were lucky to bump in to Dr P. Stander who has dedicated the whole of his adult life to the conservation of The Desert Lion, what a thrill. The day trip out to the coast was pretty special as well.
The rest of the itinerary worked very well and we were very pleased to have three full days in Etosha N.P. where we recorded 25 mammal species, including 32 individual Lions, observed the aftermath of 4 zebra kills, 11 Rhinoceros (both Black & White), an African Wildcat and the rarely seen in Etosha, elusive Leopard.
So a big thank you to ALL at Reef and Rainforest, another highly successful trip, you certainly delivered again.