Hotel Heinitzburg

Windhoek, Namibia

Hotel Heinitzburg

This renovated, early 20th-century castle is the most upmarket B&B in town and a Windhoek landmark.

Hotel Heinitzburg is a renovated castle turned luxury boutique hotel. Built shortly before the outbreak of WWI in 1914 by the German Count of Schwerin, it offers plush accommodation in a distinctly 'colonial' style. While the setting is grand, the hotel itself is small and private, with just sixteen rooms, ensuring an intimate atmosphere. The rooms are furnished in a clean, understated style, but the public areas, particularly the palatial dining room, are extravagant.

Equally impressive is the Heinitzburg's location, perched on a high hill in the centre of Windhoek, from where it enjoys a marvellous view of the city.

Hotel Heinitzburg is a member of Relais & Chateaux.


Hotel Heinitzburg has sixteen suites situated within beautiful gardens. The rooms are all spacious and generously furnished. The decor is mostly modern, though with a few original features and colonial-era period pieces that recall the years the home was founded.

Most of the en-suite bathrooms are shower only, with the exception of the pool side rooms which have a shower and bath.


Hotel Heinitzburg offers a selection of dinner venues. Leo’s Restaurant serves masterfully prepared game dishes, fine wines from the country’s largest private wine cellar, and a stunning view of the city below.

There is also a garden terrace for light meals, drinks and cocktails, as well as an exclusive dining room – the ‘Knight’s Room’ – the original castle dining room.


- Swimming pool
- Gardens
- Restaurant
- Private dining room


- Take in the many sights of Windhoek
- Game drives and adventure activities available in the surrounding region
- Caving
- Mountain biking
- Golf

Child Policy

Children are welcome to stay at the Heinitzburg. Those under the age of two stay free. Older children are charged at the full adult rate. The rooms at Heinitzburg aren't huge, and it isn't possible to convert them into triples for families. Older children will require a separate room.