Kashana Country House Description
Four Spacious Chalets Luxury air-conditioned chalets, offering either a king-size bed or two double beds. Elegantly decorated and furnished, these lofty airy units offer all the comforts of home during your stay. Two Family Chalets Furnished to the same standards as the Chalets above, these are perfect for family use, having an upstairs loft equipped with twin single beds, and two double beds downstairs. Two Luxury Rooms with Separate Lounge Close to the pool, and sharing a verandah, these apartment-style units are in a more secluded area. One has twin beds, the other two double beds. An additional bed is available for family use. Economical without sacrificing comfort, and ideal for Guests wishing to stay longer. Accommodation includes:- • En-suite shower facilities with bidet (No bidet in Luxury Rooms) • Air conditioning • Silent refrigerator • Mini-bar • Tea / coffee station • Television • Internet connection • Safe for valuables Once settled in, you'll want to relax on the verandah with a sundowner, taking in the African air, the sounds and the silence. Later, you might take the short walk into town, to discover its history or meet some of its many interesting artists and craftsmen. The little town offers an attractive art gallery, a wood carving workshop, antique shop, chocolate factory and a winery, giving you the opportunity to obtain a very personal impression of Namibia and its people by mingling with the locals.
Kashana Country House is situated some 250km north-west of Windhoek in the historic town of Omaruru, between Karibib and Otjiwarongo. It is thought that the house probably gained its name from the surrounding bush savannah which resembled a "wide open plain" or Kashana in the Owambo language. Originally built in 1907, as a casino for local mine- workers, it was subsequently put to different, sometimes less respectable uses, and its condition deteriorated seriously over the years. In August 2007, its new owners re-opened Kashana Country House after carrying out an extensive programme of painstaking renovation. Now, restored to its former glory, it reflects its German colonial heritage . Today, the building is the centre-piece of a Lodge-style Guesthouse with a novel and attractive bar and a popular all-day a-la-carte restaurant, frequented not only by residents, but also by passing travellers and local townspeople, all enjoying the tranquil shade of the garden courtyard. The courtyard is skirted by a number of small shops and businesses, including florist, hairdresser, and the innovative Nawa-Nawa Art Centre, providing services for Guests and supporting the local community. Beyond the courtyard, fronting the river, newly built Guest accommodation is to be found. Work also continues discretely elsewhere to expand the scope and facilities of the complex - the most obvious addition being the recently completed swimming pool, terrace and lapa.
Kashana Country House Directions
Location Kashana Country House is situated north-west of Windhoek in Omaruru, between Karibib and Otjiwarongo on the C33. Driving Directions • From Karibib take the C33 north to Omaruru and turn right into Wilhelm Zeraua Road • From Otjiwarongo take the C33 south to Omaruru which brings you straight into Wilhelm Zeraua Road. From Wilhelm Zeraua Road turn south by the police station into River Street. Take the first road left into Dr Ian Scheepers Drive. The first entrance on the left hand side of the road is Kashana Country House.