The Top Spas to Visit in Namibia

GocheGanas Wellness Village, Namibia
GocheGanas Wellness Village, Namibia | © GocheGanas / WikiCommons
Rukee Kaakunga

Namibia is a country that prides itself on having some of the best spas and wellness retreats to leave you rejuvenated, while offering some of the best views in unique locations.

Whether it’s in metropolitan Windhoek, along the beautiful Atlantic coast or well hidden in the famous Namib desert, there are spas that cater for every need in Namibia. Whether you’re looking for luxurious high-end spas with the most exclusive treatments, of something for the client on a budget, you’re bound to find the spa to suit your needs.

GocheGanas Wellness Village

Resort

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GocheGanas boasts a selection of the best wellness treatments. There’s a total of 11 treatment rooms that are fully equipped with top-of-the-range equipment. The most popular feature of the wellness village is no doubt the indoor heated pool, with the cave sauna a close second. For a full experience, a fruit and juice bar and gym are also available, as well as a hydrotherapy bath. This wellness centre is ideal for people who are seeking a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, with its tranquil setting far from any town or city promising nothing but serenity. While GocheGanas allow general admission for children, no under 12s are allowed into the wellness centre.

Ai-Ais Hot Springs

Spa

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After a hot, dusty day exploring the desert, nothing beats relaxing in the Ai-Ais therapeutic hot springs. Their name means burning water and their thermal properties, said to be excellent for rheumatism, are particularly sought after in the winter months. It’s a rather awesome feeling sitting in the springs while you allow nature to treat you to some healing and feast your eyes on the scenic wonderland around you. The resort also offers outdoor and indoor pools of varying temperature.

Seaside Hotel and Spa

Hotel

Located along the Atlantic in Swakopmund, this spa is literally on the edge of the ocean, giving guests a beautiful view of one of Namibia’s most scenic beaches. After taking your pick of the treatments at the spa, a long stroll on the beach to catch the amazing Swakopmund sunsets will add to the experience. The spa boasts world-class treatments and facilities that include a steam room, Jacuzzis, a sauna and pools overlooking the ocean. Seaside Hotel and Spa is the go-to spa for anyone with a longing for picturesque sea-views accompanied by some top notch spa treatment.

Nomad African Spa

Resort

Nomad African Spa offers not only a healing environment through its treatments, but offers marginalised workers an opportunity to learn and start a career in wellness through its Nomad Spa Academy. An internationally-recognised spa that won the award for Africa’s Best Day Spa at the World Spa Awards in 2015 and 2017, this is one of the few spas in Namibia that incorporates African spa techniques. But the most impressive feature of the spa is that it employs mostly visually impaired Namibians, creating employment for the otherwise marginalised group.

Breeze Spa, Hilton Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

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This trendy spa situated in the heart of Windhoek’s Central Business District is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of this metropolitan city. The spa is located on the ninth floor of the Hilton hotel and is right next to the Sky Bar and pool, offering one of the best views in Windhoek. The spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments, including body scrubs and wraps, grooming and a teen spa among other exciting treatments.

Le Mirage Resort & Spa

Lodge

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Different activities, from hot air ballooning and nature drives, await the traveling adventurer at Le Mirage, while treatments like massages and various beauty therapies are on offer for those seeking a little pampering. This is by far the best way to enjoy the Namib desert in one of the most exclusive lodges in Namibia. Dubbed the ‘desert castle’, the lodge is situated 21 kilometers from the Sesriem gate, and is ideally-located to visit the famous Sossusvlei.

Epacha Game Lodge and Spa

Lodge

Guests at the lodge can enjoy a state-of-the-art spa, including a sauna, steam room, open treatments and massages. On top of that, guests can enjoy the experience of seeing the 21 antelope species and rare animals such as black rhinos and sable antelope found in the area, as well as taking tours of the local Himba tribes.

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