This comfortable, high-quality guesthouse has a quiet location whilst still being close to Windhoek’s bustling centre. Its stylish architecture and elegant style is balanced by its simple décor, with exposed stone and cement combining with wrought iron furniture and comfortable sofas to give it a rustic, ‘shabby-chic’ appeal.
The tastefully decorated indoor lounge has a cosy fireplace, while the open-air seating area, sun lounge, plunge pool and tranquil garden allow you to unwind in the sun or cool off under the shade of a tree or canopy. During your stay you can expect a friendly, personal service from the efficient staff, who will be happy to make recommendations for your free time.
Olive Grove is one of our favourite options for a stay in Windhoek. It’s a great place to relax, but still close to the buzzing town, whose shops, restaurants and other attractions are well worth exploring.
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Furnished in a simple, minimalist style, each of the spacious rooms has air conditioning, a minibar, coffee making facilities and a Moroccan teapot to match the Moroccan-style lamps. The bed bases, cupboards and bathrooms are all made of cemented brick to provide a rustic twist, contrasting with the crisp white linens, patterned cushions and light colour scheme. A large shared veranda to the front of the rooms is furnished with tables and chairs for alfresco dining.
The guesthouse is situated close to the centre of Windhoek in the peaceful suburb of Klein Windhoek. It’s conveniently placed for enjoying time in the country’s capital before or after exploring the wilder side of Namibia. Windhoek itself is a modern, cosmopolitan city that’s home to a mix of cultures, and during your stay you can browse its many shops, cafés and restaurants.
Food and drink
Delicious breakfasts are served each morning, including eggs, fresh bread and muffins, cold meats, cheeses, fruits, juices, pancakes and fresh coffee. Dinners are served in the evening out on the patio or in the privacy of your room. Pre- or post-dinner drinks, including wine, can be enjoyed in the lounge or in the open-air seating area. Alternatively, head into town to try out the various restaurants and bars.
Facilities and activities
For a spot of relaxation, Olive Grove’s wellness room offers a variety of massage treatments six days a week. Those who wish to stay in touch with family and friends can make use of the guest computer, and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The plunge pool is particularly inviting on a hot day, or you can simply unwind on the surrounding sun loungers.
Tour ideas in Windhoek
Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Olive Grove as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.
NamibiaView this tour
Namibia's highlights by private escorted tour (non self-drive)NamibiaView this tour
Northern Namibia self-drive safari to Victoria FallsNamibia, Zambia and BotswanaView this tour
Remote Namibia honeymoon safariNamibiaView this tour
Luxury Namibia flying safariNamibiaView this tour
Desert & delta: Namibia self-drive & Botswana safariNamibia and BotswanaView this tour
Namibia's wildlife highlights self-drive safariNamibiaView this tour
Namibia self-drive family safariNamibiaView this tour
Skeleton Coast flying safariNamibiaView this tour
Location & places nearby
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Rivendell Guest HouseWindhoek
The Elegant GuesthouseWindhoek
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Windhoek City Tour
Windhoek City Tour
Windhoek City Tour
Taking in the sights of the city, you can stop at viewpoints and various historical sites including the Christus Kirche, Tintenpalast, and the Alte Feste museum.View details
Windhoek and nearby places
- The Central Highlands 22 miles away
- Erongo Mountains 109 miles away
- The Naukluft Mountains 122 miles away
- Waterberg Plateau 150 miles away
- Swakopmund and Pelican Point 164 miles away
- Walvis Bay 167 miles away
- Southern Namibia 187 miles away
- The NamibRand Nature Reserve 187 miles away
- Sossusvlei & Sesriem 188 miles away
- Damaraland 254 miles away