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Close to Windhoek

Daan Viljoen Park can be reached driving down Sam Nujoma Avenue for 18 kilometres from Windhoek. The turn-off is clearly signposted. The park, located amongst hills of Khomas Hochland, is the smallest in Namibia and the nearest to Windhoek.
The park is very popular as an alternative place to stay instead of staying in the capital

The rest camp is located on the banks of Augeigas dam has several bungalows, camping site and picnic site for a day visitors.

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The park was proclaimed in 1962.
The park was named after a Mr. D. Viljoen who took a major part in establishing the park.
The park is very popular as an alternative place to stay instead of staying in the capital and for day visitors.
The rest camp is located on the banks of Augeigas dam has several bungalows, camping site and picnic site for a day visitors.
Wildlife. Several game species can be seen in the park including kudu, red hartebeest, springbok, klipspringer, steenbok, eland and Oryx antelopes, baboons (burglar bars were installed in the kiosk in the vicinity of the restaurant to keep them out), blue wildebeests and giraffes. . Bird species: helmeted guinea fowl, red billed francolin, yellow billed hornbill, rock runner. More than 200 bird species can be observed in the park. Bird list can be obtained in the park's office.
Vegetation type of the park is highland savanna. The most common trees are: mountain thorn, camel thorn, buffalo thorn, red bushwillow and candle thorn.

  • Last visit to Daan Viljoen Game Park: Nov 2002
  • Intro Updated Apr 12, 2008
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