That was my first day in Namibia here and of course I went all the way to Africa to watch wild animals, this Daan Viljoen Game Park was a good start before getting into the real wild life of the more famous parks later. Anyway, here I could spot some common antelopes as in this case were few springboks.more
The game park excludes potentially dangerous game species such as elephant, buffalo and the large cats, which means that visitors can safely explore the park on foot. The trail is undertaken at the hikers' own risk. Own food and water must be provided. The unguided trail of 32 km is open to groups of 3 to 12 persons and 32 km long (normally...more
Somewhere in the park there was a restaurant but as this was the first day in Namibia, that was not very tempting and we already did some shopping earlier for fresh food back in the supermarket in Windhoek. As you can see in the image here, you can select a spot with your car where you can used the camp grill facility to cook whatever is in your menu. You will need your own wood to start the fire.
We got our rental car in Windhoek and after getting our supply we drove straight here for the park. That is of course the easiest way to get here, I am not sure if there is any bus line to take you here :)))
It is about one hour drive from Windhoek, take road C28.
As the Daan Viljoen Game Park is known for walking and trekking you also have to remember that there are wild animals here which can be danger if you do get too close to them. be aware when you are walking around and watch out for the large animals.
Good walking shoes for comfortable walking around here. Light safari cloths recommended for better camouflage, walking around you do not want to scare the animals. Be aware that bright colours might attract insects.
If you visit here during winter months (June-August) warm cloths is a MUST.
It can get very cold here at night.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Warm sleeping bags in the winter as it will be cold at night.
The Dan Viljoen National Park is one of the smallest in Namibia, but it is unique for the area because of its small lake in the middle. It is perfect place for short walks and trekking. The landscape is just amazing and it is very close to Windhoek so you can visit this place even if you have only one day.
***** Latest I heard this park is temporary closed for changes. Verify in advance before you plan visiting here.