Hotel Heinitzburg

Elegant, intimate, old world

Heinitzburg Street, Windhoek, Namibia


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At a Glance

This converted castle, offering views of both the city of Windhoek and the surrounding Khomas Hochland Mountains, feels secluded while still being in the city center.

Indagare Loves

  • The spectacular view of the city of Windhoek from the hilltop location
  • The wine cellar built into the mountain rock and its collection of South African vintages—the largest in Namibia
  • The property’s lush outdoor space


Originally commissioned in 1914 by Count von Schwerin for his fiancé, Margaret von Heinitz, this restored castle overlooking Windhoek reflects the unique cultural influences of the area, blending its German colonial and traditional African heritage. The property's commanding position atop a hill offers superb views of Namibia’s capital as well as the surrounding highlands.

Décor in the hotel combines old-world charm with modern comfort. Each of its 16 spacious rooms is individually decorated and generously appointed with décor in the glamorous style of old Hollywood (mirrored tables, canopied beds, tufted lounge chairs). Every room boasts a magnificent view of Windhoek and the surrounding Khomas Hochland Mountains.

There is a pool set in a manicured garden and a terrace where guests can take in the scenery while dining. Leo’s, the hotel’s restaurant, offers a seasonal menu that serves local and international gourmet cuisine—menu items include tender springbok fillet with omajova mushrooms and asparagus and pigeon breast covered in honey sherry. The wine cellar, which is built into the mountain rock, bears the largest collection of South African vintages in Namibia.

Who Should Stay

The best full-service hotel option in Windhoek, The Heinitzburg boasts a location that makes it easy to get into Windhoek, whether driving or walking, to explore the city.

Written by Indagare

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