We recently went to the Lake Oanob Resort for a day visit and by we, I mean my family and I. It’s always fun going to the resort and this is my second time being there. The first time we stayed over for a night, something I would highly recommend you do, because the Chalets are just amazing! I therefore thought I would write a little review on the place and share my experience with you guys, in case you haven’t been there before and you are considering heading over there.
The Lake Oanob Resort is located in the Hardap Region of Nambia, about 100 km from Windhoek and 10 km from Rehoboth. The entrance fees for adults are N$ 30 and children under the age of 13 go in for free.
(The camping site and views from the camping site)
The last time I was there we stayed in a Chalet, which they have a variety to choose from, depending on the number of people in your group. The Chalets have amazing views, have all the facilities you might need, are quite large in size and are just absolutely beautiful. For day visits you can either just hang around the main area, where there is seating available and where you will be near the swimming pools, restaurants and activities. The other option when going for a day visit, if you want privacy or want to have a braai, is to book a camping spot for the day. They have a few options available as well. The camping spots are very nicely integrated, with amazing views of the dam.
They have so many activities to choose from and there is literally something for everybody. These include hiking, game drives, aqua cycling (which can definitely be your exercise for the day), speed boat rides, tube rides, canoeing (which was actually super fun despite the fact that I cannot swim, so if I can do it, you definitely should try it out as well.),a fish eagle cruise ride (which is a perfect activity for the whole family), as well as a Giraffe Pool Bar (which is as the name suggests, a bar area which is integrated into a pool area. Also definitely try the Bahama Breeze cocktail; it’s always a must for us whenever we go). The activities are all very safe as well; they do provide you with life jackets for most of the water activities.
Both times we went; the staff was quite friendly and accommodating. The service is however very slow. We ordered food and had to wait for quite some time to get our food, even though there were very few people left at the resort.
I do however still highly recommend the place so do go check it out, as you will most definitely not regret spending your day here. You can check out their site here.
But that is it for this post…until next time!