Where to stay and eat in Okahandja
Okahandja has few places to stay, and most visitors stay at one of the surrounding guest farms instead.
(22 rooms and 2 family units) PO Box 1524, Okahandja; tel: 062 504299; fax: 062 502551; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About 2km north of town, to the east of the road just after the turn off to the Okahandja Wildlife Gardens, this is one of a number of lodges around Namibia's towns that cater for coach parties. Its rooms are in large blocks set around an open lawn and pond area. They are pleasant inside, if somewhat unoriginal. Rates: single N$470, double N$720, including breakfast.
(7 rooms) 311 Hoogenhout St, PO Box 529, Okahandja; tel: 062 501213/501078, cell: 081 127 3759; fax: 062 501852; email: email@example.com
In the suburbs close to town, Sylvanette has seven double rooms with en-suite facilities, an airy lounge where sundowners are served, cosy breakfast room and a swimming pool. There's a fully equipped kitchen for self caterers, and dinner can be arranged if you request it in advance.Rates: single N$200, double N$350, including breakfast.
To eat in Okahandja there are several good small take-aways dotted along Main Street, including Marie's, on B Templin. Just on the northern outskirts of town (at the turn-off of the D2110 from the B1) is the Okavango Wildlife Gardens
. This is an established plant nursery – perfect if you need to buy a house plant during your travels – which also has a restaurant which overlooks a small area set aside for game. It makes a good stopover and the busy car-park seemed a relatively safe place to leave things – though you might be wise to ask the security guard to keep a special watch on your car if there's any luggage on view.
Okahandja's grocery shops are known for having some of the best fresh vegetables available in the country, and there's also a renowned outlet for biltong on the eastern side of Main Street south of B Templin Road, near the Bäckerei Dekker – another good bakery.