Londiningi Guest House is situated in the heart of a leafy suburb called Eros Park, just minutes from Windhoek’s city center and not far from the B1 main highway to Etosha.
This makes the Guest House a great stop-over for your travels to and from Etosha or for a business trip to Windhoek, but you will not want to leave after spending time with Nathalie and Alexander.
Don’t be surprised when you see this wording on their website- “If you are looking for something snobbish, continue straight on”, Nathalie and Alexander the owners are definitely not snobbish - they are both warm and very friendly and will do anything to make their guests feel comfortable and happy!
The name Londiningi is an Nguni word which means “he who protects and shelters many people” this lovely owner-run guest house is like visiting family.
The lounge area with small library leads onto the swimming pool area and covered patio.
The back wall of the patio has a lovely large map of Namibia painted by a friend with an Eiffel tower and a Giraffe; this symbolizes the coming together of two countries France (Nathalie) and Africa (Alexander).
The curio shop sells handcrafted artifacts made by the locals, the profit from of the sales go to help the local artists and a school that is close to Nathalie’s heart. You will also find a few computers in the craft shop where you have the use of free Wi-Fi.
Meal times are great; having both French and Namibian flare - Alexander loves to cook and Nathalie plates and serves the guests. Both are always on hand with the help of their friendly staff.
Pre-dinner snacks are served around the pool area and dinner is served under the covered patio.
Our starter was Eland Rillettes (French style pate’), main was grilled Kudu steak with ginger sauce, rice and bundle of green beans, and for dessert we had thin and fine apple tart with Amarula for the ladies
or Prickly Pear Schnapps for the men; the meal was delicious and we had a fab time while Alexander and Nathalie shared their many travel tales with us.
Breakfast was another great meal also served on the patio - cereal, yogurt and fruit are placed buffet style on a side table while a waitress takes your order for eggs and bacon, tea or coffee.
The rooms are just off the main building past the sparkling swimming pool.
The 9 rooms are perfectly spaced for privacy in the lush garden and are individually decorated with local handcrafted art works.
All are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, TV, ceiling fan and wall heater, a fully stocked mini bar, telephone and small safe.
Our room had a small lounge area which then leads onto the open patio.
Four of the rooms have their own private patio where you can relax, while some double up as family rooms.
The guest house is just a hop, skip and a jump from the city center and local craft markets in the area.
For more information or to book your stay please contact Alexander or Nathalie at the guest house.
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