Situated amongst the rolling hills of the Khomas Hochland, the Daan Viljoen Game Park is a sanctuary for game typical of Namibia's highland. Because of its proximity to Windhoek and its tranquil setting, it is a popular overnight stop for visitors who wish to avoid the hustle and bustle of the capital. At weekends it is also popular with locals from Windhoek.
Although small, the park supports a healthy game population and is also a good spot for bird-watching. There are no large predators in Daan Viljoen nature reserve but oryx, blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, klipspringer, steenbok, zebra, impala, giraffe and kudu roam freely.
In addition to the tarred access road, there is a gravel-surface circular drive which facilitates game-viewing.
The best way to get a closer look at the plants and animals of the park is on foot; visitors are encouraged to make use of the walking trails. Mountain biking is also allowed and the park is a popular spot for Windhoek's mountain-biking society.
From Windhoek take the C28 west for +/- 15 km. The Daan Viljoen Game Park turn-off is clearly marked, and the gate is 1,5 km from the main road. The park office is another 2,5 km along this road.
Accommodation consists of 17 chalets with En-suite bathrooms and a queen-sized bed, flat screen TV with hotel package DSTV satellite channels, fan, mini-bar, tea/coffee station, in-room safe, telephone and cutlery are standard. Guests can braai and enjoy their meal on a private patio. All chalets are non-smoking and some of them are wheelchair friendly. Some of the chalets can accommodate 3 persons with an extra sleeper couch for a family with 1 child. Wi-fi is free in all of the chalets. Insect repellents are supplied.
Camp sites with communal ablutions are available for those who prefer camping.
There are 2 restaurants, 2 conference centres, a well-stocked kiosk and swimming pool.
Both dining areas are wheelchair friendly.
Food can be ordered from the 'a la carte' menus. Relax at the restaurant pool-side patio lounges and cool off in either the adult or children's swimming pools.
Safe parking, 24hr security, a laundry and room service are provided and a cot, baby beds and high chair are available for families with younger children.
There are 2 conference centres (30 delegates per room) and 1 of them doubles up as a function room. Up to 300 guests can enjoy that wedding, birthday or anniversary at Daan Viljoen.
Reception has an Internet café and Wi-Fi connection.
• Open throughout the year.
• Only overnight visitors with reserved accommodation may enter the camp until 24h00.
• Day visitors must make prior arrangements for their visits at the camps and must leave the camp before 18h00.
• No pets are allowed.
• No motor-cycle, scooters and power-cycles.