Yet, this premiere holiday spot is also the adventure capital of Namibia. The red sand dunes of the Namib Desert tempt adrenaline junkies interested in quad bike treks, sand boarding, and tracking chameleons, Palmato geckos, sidewinders, scorpions, and sand-diving lizards. For an aerial view of the town, parachuting or hot air balloon rides are a good choice. With the Atlantic Ocean steps away, there are plenty of dolphin and seal cruises, fly fishing excursions, beach angling and whale watching tours.
The hotel’s classical building dates from 1905 and is perfectly placed so that everything is within easy walking distance. Breakfast and dinner are served in the main dining room with an excellent a la carte menu that offers the freshest ingredients including seafood, game, grilled meats, vegetarian dishes, and a huge selection of mouthwatering desserts. The Terrace which overlooks the gardens is a perfect venue for lunch. The Hansa Hotel services include a laundry service, dry cleaning, foreign exchange, secretarial service, babysitting, library, carwash, lunch packs, lost and found, courtesy transport, secure parking, and a medical service. The hotel has received the Best Hotel in Namibia Award twice, is a five-time winner of the Award of Excellence, and has received the prestigious Diners Club Wine List Platinum Award for its outstanding selection and quality of its wines.