Namibia is well-known for its adrenaline adventures, dramatic landscapes, and incredible wildlife, but it’s also a place to relax and rejuvenate. Fortunately, the wellness industry is booming and fantastic spas continue to open up around the country. Here are some of the best spas in Namibia that you have to try.
Ai Ais Resort and Hot Springs, Fish River Canyon
Located in the Fish River Canyon nature reserve, Ai Ais Hot Springs Resort is a great place to soak in the sulphurous warm water and relax. There are many springs in the canyon, and the resort has built itself around one of them. You can choose to camp out or stay in one of the locations 43 rooms. The area also provides unique opportunities for hiking in the mountains nearby mountains.
Epacha Wildlife And Wellness Resort, Etosha
Located next to Etosha National Park, the Epacha Wildlife and Wellness Resort offer several options under one ground for a wildlife and spa getaway. The Epacha Game Lodge & Spa has a fully equipped wellness center with five treatment rooms, while the Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa lets you stay in a safari tent with open air bath tubs. And for a truly luxurious stay, the Royal Impala Private Villa offers all inclusive amenities with a private chef, butler, ranger and 4×4 game drive vehicle at your service. All three locations offer access to the spa treatments, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room.
Diplomat Hydro Spa, Windhoek
Travelers staying in Windhoek will delight in the Diplomat Hydro Spa. It’s one of the leading spa destinations in the country and includes detox, health and wellness packages. Some of the features include a cold plunge bath, a steam chamber, a cold oxygenated waterfall, and therapy rooms. While you can’t stay over night there, it makes a perfect place to hang out during the day.
Huab Lodge and BushSPA, Damaraland
If you want to go on game drives and relax at the same time, Huab Lodge and BushSPA is hard to beat. The lodge has a natural thermal hot spring that bubbles out of the ground and is maintained at the lodge. There is also a cold pool next to it where you can refresh yourself after soaking in the soothing minerals. Of course, the gorgeous surroundings of Damaraland don’t hurt either, and are worth exploring during the days.
Oukolele Day Spa, Windhoek
Oukolele Day Spa is yet another fantastic Windoek offering located at the Safari Court Hotel. The spa offers several packages, including one specifically designed for jet-lagged travelers that includes a full body exfoliation and back massage. Other treatments include wraps, facials, and hot stone applications. A sauna and steam bath is also available for guests at the hotel.
Seaside Hotel and Spa, Swakopmund
For a beach and spa getaway, Swakopmund’s Seaside Hotel and Spa offers a great place to relax while enjoying fabulous ocean views. This spa features stairways leading to the beach, as well as a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzis with a view of the ocean. Other offerings include massages, facials, and body treatments. All rooms include full access to the facilities.
Kalahari Sands Hotel, Windhoek
This hotel is another great option in Windhoek for those that want to stay a few nights and relax. The wellness facility is located on the top of a panoramic rooftop, giving guests fantastic views of the area. The spa has a full range of treatments, and when you’re done, you can head over to the casino with your best poker face from being so relaxed.
Situated just outside of Windhoek, this relaxing resort offers an entire wellness village where you can relax in complete tranquility. The village has state-of-the-art equipment such as crystal baths, vichy showers, cave saunas, and a cathedral-like masonry vault. You can also swim a few laps in the pool, or get some exercise at the fantastic fitness facility.
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This article was originally published on June 23, 2015.