Daan Viljoen Game Park
Daan Viljoen Game Park Just 24 km west of Windhoek lies a sanctuary for a relatively large population of game species typical of Namibia’s highlands. Proclaimed before Independence to preserve the ecosystem of the Khomas Hochland, the park was named after a former Administrator, Mr Daan Viljoen, who played a major part in establishing the park.
The c o n v e n i e n t location of the Daan Viljoen makes the park an ideal venue for day visits and a perfect stopover for tourists seeking the tranquillity of the bush.
Park size 40 km2
Proclamation Daan Viljoen Game Park 1968 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-kilometre hiking trails. Booking necessary for a 32-kilometre overnight trail. Accommodation and restaurant currently closed for renovations, but the park is open to day visitors.