Heinitzburg castle

The Heinitzburg Hotel, is situated in and overlooks Namibia's capital city Windhoek. This beautiful castle was commissioned in 1914 and is renown for it's attention to detail and personal undivided attention received from both hosts and staff, emphasized in it's four-poster beds and hand-made wooden furniture. If you're looking for a romantic and relaxing destination to spoil yourselves, or someone special, then this is the place to go!

There is a lounge and bar, meeting and conference rooms, restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool. Lovers of authentic, historical artwork should head for the Knight's Room, situated in the original castle. Amenities include an outdoor dining and lounging area and valet parking.

There is a choice of venues for a full continental breakfast, either outdoors in the garden cafe overlooking the city and the mountains, or indoors in the richly finished Aschenborn Room, located in the old Castle.

Fine wining and dining is at Leo's at the Castle Gourmet Restaurant, which overlooks the skyline of Windhoek. It is one of the best restaurants in Namibia. The cuisine is varied, ranging from International to French à la carte. The Garden Terrace, along with superb views over the city and the surrounding mountains, is the place to go for meals, coffee, and cakes. For something a lighter, snacks and sundowner cocktails are also served here, and is the venue for stunning views and spectacular sunsets.

Accommodation at Hotel Heinitzburg is in 16 spacious and generously appointed rooms. Every room has a magnificent view of the capital city Windhoek and the surrounding Khomas Hochland mountains.

Superior Rooms: Fully equipped with en-suite bathroom, air-condition/heating units, direct telephone lines, electronic safes, mini-bars, televisions with cable channels and music facilities.

Deluxe Rooms: The Deluxe Rooms are poolside with both a shower and a bath. They have similar facilities to the Superior Rooms.

Family Room: The Family Room has similar facilities to the Superior Rooms and is for 2 adults and 2 children. There are 2 rooms, 2 bathrooms and an inter-leading door.

You may also want to add car hire in Windhoek to your accommodation request.

Hotel Heinitzburg - Fit for a King or Queen!!!

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A wide variety of horse riding options including:

Champagne Breakfast Rides.

Sundowner Rides.

Rides by the hour & even multiple day outings.

Katutura Township Cycling Tours: Explore the township area of Katutura on a bike tour.

Katutura Guided Self Drive Tour: Get to visit Windhoek's township from the comfort of your own vehicle - while accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.

Sunstar Diamonds Showroom: Visit a diamond & jewelry showroom - open 7 days a week by appointment.

Windhoek City Tour: A historical & cultural half day trip that explores central Windhoek.

Windhoek Township Tour: Learn about the pre-independence apartheid history of Windhoek.

Windhoek Day Trips & Activities.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Ramsay, Nina Joshi

1 Oct 2014

Great views from the terrace. But not in town so a second stay in town recommended. Good standard of service.

Fehrsen, Rod

9 May 2013

Beuatiful place great staff atttitude. We had a dissappointing, expensive, meal and service in their 5 star restaurant

Goldberg, Gail

17 Sep 2016

We found our room to be lovely and enjoyed the views of the city from the hotel; we dined elsewhere but enjoyed breakfast (great selection).

Twilly, Sheila

15 May 2014

Great place to end our amazing holiday. Loved the ambience of the hotel and being served breakfast with white gloves and silver domes covering our food.

Pipitone, Raffaella

12 Sep 2011

special accomodation, perfect service and staff. but I found the context a little `strange` in the namibian panorama. Now, I can say that I`ll have preferred an accomodation in the nature for a last game drive!

Duys, Henk

14 May 2016

Superb Hotel, a little bit 'snooty' (upper crust), rooms, food and service were 5 star. There were some water problems - complete loss of water the first night, a leaking (crack) bath tub (room 14) causing water all over the floor, on the return night.

Van Beukering, Jason

8 Feb 2010

Hotel was beautiful and the room was excellent. Lovely surroundings and grounds -- enjoyed the pool. The restaurant service and food was, however, definitely not up to standards. Dinner was not very good and was expensive, and service was lacking. Breakfast was fine.


The Heinitzburg Hotel is situated in Heinitzburg Street, up the hill from Robert Mugabe Avenue.

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