Travellers know how important it is to begin, or end, an exhilarating journey with a bit of comforting rest. The Olive Exclusive fits that bill beautifully. Namibia’s wonders await, but before we set out to experience them, or after we’ve marveled at them, we gratefully lapse into this all-suite hotel’s recuperative, luxurious relaxation.
Located in a serene Windhoek suburb overlooking an olive grove, The Olive Exclusive is small—only 10 suites—and designed to deliver that essential recuperation and comfort. Each suite is themed around a different Namibian region, decorated with organic textures and natural furnishings, and each features the full range of modern amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, laundry service, and in-room dining. The hotel’s Olive Restaurant is much praised, its deck looks out at the comely hills surrounding mile-high Windhoek, and a plunge pool awaits the weary traveller.
Rest, relaxation, good food, and serenity top the list, of course. But if we have time and inspiration, we might take a look at Windhoek, a mere five-minute drive away. Namibia’s history is fascinating and sometimes fraught—though today it’s one of Africa’s most stable and conservation-minded countries. Windhoek graphically displays Namibia’s German, English, South African, and Independence histories, and Micato can arrange history tours, cycling tours, wine-tasting tours, golf outings, hikes, massages, and art-gallery tours if you’d like to add a little activity to your relaxation.