Meetings in Namibia are anything but typical. Whether planning
conferences, summits, seminars or conventions, the country has the ability and
infrastructure to suit any requirement and is quickly becoming popular for its
wilderness based incentives. Major city centers have multiple venues that offer
all-in-house services including catering, logistics, planning and equipment.
The largest conference venue in Windhoek is the Safari Court
Conference Centre, which can accommodate as many as 1,000 delegates theatre-style.
The Centre has a computerized sound and lighting system and humidity-controlled
air-conditioning. Twelve additional boardrooms seat between 1-50 delegates.
The Windhoek Country Club & Resort offers a high-standard
conference facility equipped to accommodate up to 600 people in its auditorium.
Another major mid-city conference venue in Windhoek, the NamPower
Convention Centre, can accommodate up to 500 delegates in its multifunctional
auditorium. The facility consists of two spacious conference venues that can be
divided into two sections, three breakaway rooms, state-of-the-art Video
Conferencing Bureau and a Business Centre with seven fully equipped
Other major conference facilities in and around Windhoek are
available at the Hilton Hotel, Kalahari Sands Hotel & Casino, Arebussch
Travel Lodge, Hotel Fürstenhof, Heja Game Lodge, Roof of Africa, Hotel
Thuringerhof, Midgard Country Estate, and Okahandja Country Hotel, all of which
can hold more than 100 people.
The Sakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre, Hansa Hotel,
Rössmund Lodge, and Hotel Pelican Bay offer conference facilities in and around
the coastal cities of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. The National Marine and
Research Centre in Swakopmund also has space for small conferences.
Many guest farms and most guest lodges in Namibia have small
facilities for conferences, always with the added bonus of having other
attractions that make them special as a venue. They are often situated in
scenically beautiful surroundings, offering activities that are exciting and
challenging. A novel way to conference is on the Desert Express train between
Windhoek and Swakopmund, which has facilities for between 50–120 delegates.
The country also offers a wide variety of entertainment and teambuilding
activities. Tours can be customized to suit the conference’s needs and the
natural locations will help relax the atmosphere.
The Hospitality Association of Namibia’s website offers more
details on conference venues across the country. www.hannamibia.com