Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, Windhoek

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Head to the Namibian highlands and explore over 40 sq km (15 sq mi) of the country's wilderness at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. The nature park shelters a wide array of animals, including springbok, blue wildebeest, and mountain zebras. There are also over 200 bird species here, including endemic Ruppell's parrots, Monteiro's hornbills, and white-tailed shrikes. Walking through the park is encouraged, as there are no large predators here. You can stay overnight at one of 19 luxury chalets or 12 campsites on offer. For shorter visits, there is a 6 km (3.7 mi) game route, plus two hiking trails. By using our Windhoek day trip website , you can arrange your visit to Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve and other attractions in Windhoek.
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  • The DVNR is a State Park that can walk through on foot. Unfortunately not many animals on the tour are have been seen and this even from far away. Hiking was very nice, but the somewhat miserable way marking partially quite difficult, as regards the orientation :-) Beautiful views of reps has compensated for many things. All in all is the park but to recommend a short visit.
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  • The facilities here are very good indeed. Unique chalets, well appointed, clean and comfortable. You can sit on the patio and observe the wildlife in bush below. The birdlife is exceptionally good and...  more »
  • We came straight from Frankfurt with a night flight and did not take the above advice to heart. Probably tired we got an accident due to insufficient links after an hour. It was better to visit the be...  more »

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