Photo album Von Bach Dam & Resort Accommodation Namibia - Central Region

The Von Bach dam and resort can be reached turning right off the main B1 road just south of Okahandja driving from Windhoek. The turn-off is well signposted.

See also Neckartal Dam

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The dam itself is located on outskirts of Auas Mountains and belongs to Swakop River drainage system. The game park covers 4 300 ha.

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The construction of the dam commenced in 1968 and it was commissioned on 1970. The capacity of the dam is 50 million cubic meters. It is the main water source for Windhoek.

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The vegetation of the area can be classified as thornbush savanna. Dominant tree species are camel thorn, blue thorn, sweet thorn and ringwood tree.

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Mountain zebra, eland, springbok, kudu, baboons and ostriches represent wildlife of the park.

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Angling permits can be obtained from the resort's office. The following species occur in the dam: blue carper, small-mouth yellowfish, carp, barbel, large-mouth bass.

Rates per room per night, accommodation only: on request

Unit type Single Double
Deluxe | Luxury chalets - -
Meals per person
Breakfast/Lunch/dinner -
Activities per person, inclusive of pick-up/drop-off at accommodation in Okahandja
Motorized Watersports -
Canoe rental -
Booze cruise -
* A maximum of 32 people can be accommodated on the Serenity Star for the Boat Cruise.
Camping, max 6 persons per site -
Deluxe chalets only: children 0-5: FOC.
Provision for children will be made upon arrival; however the booking must be made in advance.

All chalets are fully equipped with a direct dialing cordless phone, satellite television, air-conditioned, tea & coffee station, bedding, towels and en-suite bathroom.

LUXURY CHALETS: double storey with a small lounge, can be booked family unit. Fully equipped with air-conditioning, towels, bedding, gowns, face clots, Wi-Fi, television & en-suite bathroom.

DELUXE CHALETS: single storey air-conditioned, towels, bedding, gowns, face clots, Wi-Fi, television & en-suite bathroom.

Total number of beds: 22 x twin, 11 x king size, 11 couches = 44 beds. Units are NOT self-catering: no fridges/stoves/cutlery/crockery. A la carte restaurant is available on site. There is assigned braai area next to Adventure Center. Kiosk selling firewood, refreshments, etc. is available. Maximum number of children per chalet: two under 12 years old.

No pets allowed, no motorcycles.

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Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

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