Daan Viljoen Game Park

Quick facts

Gazetted:
1968
Description:

This small resort close to the capital, Windhoek, has now been developed as a public-private partnership.

Proclaimed: 1968

Location: 24 km west of Windhoek in the Khomas Mountains

Natural features: Khomas Hochland Plateau, scenic views of the Windhoek valley

Vegetation: Highland shrubland, with various Acacia species, kudu bush (Combretum apiculatum) and buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata).

Wildlife: Mammals are springbok, kudu, eland, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, leopard and klipspringer. Of 200 bird species, endemics include Ruppell’s parrot, white-tailed shrike and Monteiro’s hornbill.

Tourism: Rest camp with bungalows, campsite and picnic sites. Game drives, three- and nine-kilometer hiking trails.