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Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

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Windhoek, Namibia
372 595 74885
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Small-Group Tour: Morning Hike at Daan Viljoen Reserve from Windhoek
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Daan Viljoen Game Park.Just 24 km west of Windhoek lies a sanctuary for a relatively large population of game species typical of Namibia's highlands. Proclaimed before Independence to preserve the ecosystem of the Khomas Hochland, the park was named after a former Administrator, Mr Daan Viljoen, who played a major part in establishing the park.The convenient location of the park makes Daan Viljoen an ideal venue for day visits and a perfect stopover for tourists seeking the tranquillity of the bush.FACT FILEPark size: 40 km2Year proclaimed: 1968Natural features: Khomas Hochland Plateau, scenic views of the Windhoek valleyVegetation: Highland shrubland, with various Acacia species, kudu bush (Combretum apiculatum) and buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata).Wildlife: Mammals are springbok, kudu, eland, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, Hartmann's mountain zebra, leopard and klipspringer. Of 200 bird species, endemics include Ruppell's parrot, white-tailed shrike and Monteiro's hornbill.Tourism: The newly renovate Sun Karros Daan Viljoen opened its doors in October 2011. This privately run establishment entered into Public Private Partnership with Namibia Wildlife Resort and Sun Karros Lifestyle Safaris now offers selection of services to the leisure, business and day visitor after three years of construction. The Main lodge comprises of 19 luxury contemporary chalets, 12 well-appointed campsites, three tech-fit conference rooms. The reception area holds a, lounge, kiosk and IT station for in house guests to connect. The Boma Restaurant and pool area is where leisure, business and day visitors can enjoy scrumptious daily meals and beverages.Conservation successesWith game drives and hiking trails, Daan Viljoen is easily accessible to residents of Windhoek and provides an ideal place for visiting school children to learn more about wildlife and conservation in Namibia.Key management issuesPoaching is problematic due to Daan Viljoen adjoining a high-density residential area. The Augeigas River, which runs through the park, is polluted.
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“hiking trails” (7 reviews)
“swimming pool” (7 reviews)
“nice walk” (4 reviews)
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Windhoek, Namibia
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"hiking trails"
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"swimming pool"
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"nice walk"
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"game park"
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"dry river bed"
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"km walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch at Daan Viljoen today. What a lovely place!!! Its beautiful, the service from our waiter was great, the food was amazing (unfortunately no kids menu or not much kid friendly options, but they made our kids cheese pizzas that wasnt on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park staff are nice and friendly. I did enjoy short hiking but not that much animals as expected.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Without a 4x4 vehicle the park will be disappointing. Tarred road only 3 KM and few animals. 4x4 route wonderful sceneries. Just to visit the resturant an enty fee of N$100 p.p.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Visited Daan Viljoen for a relaxing time at the pool. Also great venue for weddings. Food is good and view is great.

Thank MSow16
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I visited here for an afternoon.I walked a 6km in the reserve.On driving to the entrance I spotted wildebeest; a giraffe ; a springbok and an ostrich.If you wish to visit the lodge you pay another seperate fee.The camp sites looked well maintained .The pool...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The park is just outside of Windhoek, a quick drive for a morning or afternoon excursion. The entry fees are quite reasonable and the park staff are pleasant. We did the short hike with a few friends and our five year old. It passes an...More

Thank Fantajan
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

With half a day to spare on a Sunday morning, went to the park. Entrance fee only N$ 40 and very friendly people. First did the short track (1.9 km), not seeing any animals but (annoying) flees and birds. After that, did the wider tour...More

Thank marc v
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Camped at the Luxury Campsites value for money...clean, neat and very private. Spectacular views from the camp.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Its suppose to have game and the self drive game view is very short 6KM . We did see two Giraffe and three oryx and some very far away something on the trip , seems that's all there is . we our Family camped there...More

Thank Marthinus D
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I had no bad day what’s so ever, and when we found this place it seemed from the description like a peaceful place. This supposed to be an game reserve where you can relax, go hiking and watch animals and enjoy the nature. Instead we...More

Thank Patti C
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You certainly can, requires the necessary arrangement, we have done a day conference there
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