Lake oanob resort

Lake Oanob Resort is ideal for self-drive tourists who wish for a scenic stopover on the first or last night of the southern leg of their Namibian vacation. It is 85 km south of Namibia's capital city Windhoek and under 2 hours drive south of Hosea Kutako International Airport. The setting on the banks of the very Oanob Dam offers complete relaxation complemented with superb views of the water and surrounding bush.

It is only 7 km from the town of Rehoboth, in an area characterized by stony hills, sandy valleys and mountains. There are a wide range of waterfront activities and accommodation, and it is a family orientated destination. All ages are catered for, and there is a huge variety of fish, birds and antelopes, that are particularly attracted to the lake. The reflections of the moon and stars on the lake, is particularly romantic.

Meals are served in the waterfront restaurant, from the 'a la carte,' menu, and can be complemented by a sundowner or night cap from the fully licensed bar.

Waterfront accommodation is in a combination of rooms and luxury chalets with own garden and lawn. Every unit has their own bathroom and shower/bath and a private veranda with views of the lake and mountains. Bedding and towels are available. Requests for units for the physically challenged and baby beds have to be booked in advance. There are:

Double Rooms: Equipped with 2 single or 1 double bed.

Family Rooms: The Family Room can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

Special self-catering suites: Fully-equipped kitchens including a microwave, stove, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and satellite TV and a fireplace for a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children.

Luxury chalets: The luxury chalets are ideal for small groups or families who wish to self-cater. Each chalet has a fully-equipped kitchen including a microwave, stove, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and satellite TV. Step outside to a private veranda which has a built-in braai area, overlooks the Oanob Lake and mountains and has direct access to the lake. Bedding and towels are available. Some of the luxury chalets have 2 bedrooms and others have 3 bedrooms. Each unit has a shower / or a bath.

Different kind of campsites are available. Some are by the waterfront (standard, middle class or luxury) and others are not by the waterfront (shaded and not shaded). All campsites offer water, power and BBQ and can accommodate 4 – 10 guests per site. These campsites are also possible to book for a day outing.

In any accommodation one is allowed to bring the own dog(s) along.

Activities include boat rides, (max 6 persons) /tubing rides, canoeing, aqua-cycle, swimming, fishing, sundowner drives by 4x4 or group tours by boat, nature drives and bird watching

There is also the Fish Eagle cruise, on a floating pontoon, (reservations only) complete with a bar, music facilities and a toilet. The pontoon is also ideal for private functions, such as parties and weddings.

Visitors should note that there is an entrance fee, payable at the main gate.

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Boat rides: Smaller groups of up to 6 people can explore Oanob dam from a boat. The lake is well-stocked with fish which in turn attracts a variety of water birds.

Tube rides: Have great fun getting pulled around behind a speeding boat.

Canoeing: Hire a canoe to have some fun on the water.

Sundowner drive:  A small excursion by a 4x4 vehicle with possible bird and game sightings before stopping at a scenic spot for a drink and a snack as the sun sets.

Fishing: Try your wits against some of the lakes occupants. Permit required.

Group cruises: Large boat are available for rental and can accommodate between 30 and 50 people.

Hiking: Healthy way for to do a spot of bird-watching or game viewing and enjoy the view at the same time.

Nature drives: A one hour trip in search of game, birds and to enjoy the overall atmosphere of the lake.

Birding: Lake Oanob Resort is a good location to tick off a view birds from the list.


Lake Oanob Resort is located only 1h45 drive south of the Windhoek International Airport or an hour from the centre of town. From Windhoek it is an easy 85 km drive on the main B1 road to Rehoboth. Lake Oanob Resort is situated 7 km west of Rehoboth. The turn off from the B1 to the resort is well indicated

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