Highlights of Gocheganas Nature Reserve & Spa
- One of the few spa retreats in Namibia
- Only 30 minutes from Windhoek
- Surrounded by its own game reserve
- Choose between an array of health and beauty treatments
Gocheganas Nature Reserve & Spa has the distinction of being Namibia’s top spa retreat and as such makes for a great one or two night stop either at the beginning of your Namibian holiday – to relax and unwind – or at the end to chill out before returning to hectic modern life!
Gocheganas Nature Reserve & Spa is a descriptive Damara name, meaning ‘place of camel thorns’. It lies only 29km south-east from Windhoek, on a hilltop overlooking a spectacular bush landscape of Namibia’s central highlands. GocheGanas offers an attractive combination of wildlife, unspoilt nature and a great wellness experience.
Gocheganas Nature Reserve & Spa offers 16 well-appointed chalets under thatch, with uninterrupted views over the nature reserve. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, minibar, TV and DVD/CD players. The twin rooms also have an outside shower. There’s an outdoor swimming pool as well at Gocheganas.
Activities at GocheGanas
There is significant wildlife in the surrounding Gocheganas nature reserve, with 25 game species totaling approximately 1,600 animals roaming across the 6,000ha reserve. Early morning and late afternoon game drives remain a highlight for many visitors, though Gocheganas should be seen as primarily a luxurious retreat rather than a game lodge! There are also a number of nature trails on offer as well as bird-watching (with 150 species recorded here) and mountain biking.
Gocheganas Nature Reserve & Spa boasts state-of-the-art wellness facilities, as well as a heated indoor pool, cave sauna, Kneipp showers and a fully equipped gym. Choose from a full range of beauty, massage and hydro therapies as well as aqua exercise.