The Olive Exclusive
This intimate boutique hotel in a tranquil corner of Windhoek embodies the very essence of chic comfort.
The Olive Exclusive – the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital – is cool, contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and genuine African spirit. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach and dedicated personal service.
Simple elegance is key, from the organic rough-hewn wooden benches and side tables, through the sculpted chunk of granite that serves as a coffee table in the guest lounge, to walls clad in abstract Namibian landscapes by well-known South African designer and photographer Micky Hoyle.
The seven suites are individually decorated so each reflects a different region in Namibia, and each has its own lounge area with fireplace and dining room, for private dining. Wide glass doors open onto spacious decks where you can relax on a shady daybed, enjoy al fresco lunches or, if yours is a premium suite, take a dip in your own private plunge pool.
Such are the creature comforts that you may find it hard to leave: sink into an extra-length bed dressed in crisp, pure-cotton linen, or indulge in a bubble bath in a freestanding tub with sweeping mountain views. Air-conditioning, high definition satellite TV and iPod docking stations are standard, as is a computer with WiFi access. Then there’s a fully stocked mini bar, complete with a premium wine selection, so you can toast the setting sun in fine style.
The Olive Exclusive boasts a quality restaurant featuring a seasonal menu, with inventive signature dishes.
The German influence on the capital is complemented by the diversity of Namibia’s ethnic populations. It’s a laid back affair as capitals go, but the town does have the most sophisticated nightlife and shopping in the country. Relax in the near-European atmosphere before heading out on your safari adventure.
Ways you can help in Windhoek
You can work closely with, and actively participate in, the conservation of African wildlife. The sanctuary provides a safe refuge for orphaned and injured wildlife including a number of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals, baboons and ostriches as well as many farmyard animals such as sheep, goat, chickens and geese. You would provide an important resource […]
If you are a doctor or nurse, you can offer your medical skills to provide primary health care for the San Bushman community. You have the opportunity to contribute to the medical welfare of the San community and experience unspoiled African wilderness. You can examine and treat patients at the clinic and transport those who need hospital treatment […]
NB: this project requires a minimum two week commitment You can help at a sustainable nature reserve where the vision is for specific wildlife species can be released, as well as to function as a temporary reception center and recovery station for those animals that will be released back into the wild in different areas. You […]