■ Where to Stay
Top-end: The Olive Exclusive (22 Promenaden Road; theolive-namibia.com) is an intimate boutique hotel with expansive suites decorated in neutral tones, African materials and local art. There’s a good-sized pool – some suites also have their own plunge pool – and the Olive Restaurant is one of the best in the city. Doubles from N$5,610 (£324). Mid-range: The 11 individually decorated rooms at the Olive Grove Guesthouse ( pictured; 20 Promenaden Road; olivegrove-namibia.com) are stylish and comfortable, and there’s a small pool and a rooftop Jacuzzi. Doubles from N$1,730 (£100). Budget: The Rivendell Guesthouse (40 Beethoven Street; rivendell-namibia.com) is in a quiet city suburb, with a choice of en suite, shared bathroom and self-catering rooms, as well as kitchen facilities and breakfast. There’s a small pool and they can organise car rental and tours. Doubles from N$930 (£54).