Conferencing in Namibia and Botswana is fast gaining ground as new venues open their doors, extending the choice available to corporates. There are just some of the best options on offer.
- Strand Hotel, Swakopmund
The new four-star beachfront hotel has been well received by business travellers. Situated on the iconic Swakopmund promenade, it offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and most of its 125 rooms and suites offer uninterrupted sea views. It is a mere five-minute walk through the small park outside the hotel to the historic centre of this charming town, with all its shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. A state-of-the-art multipurpose conferencing and banqueting facility completes the offering. Spread over 440 sqm and able to seat more than 100 delegates – or 200 standing – the facility can be tailor-made to suit any particular conferencing or meeting style.
- The Delight, Swakopmund
Gondwana Collection’s new hotel is undoubtedly a breath of fresh air in the Namibian Desert. With its colourful design and décor, this new establishment is uplifting and inspiring. With 44 light, modern double rooms and 10 loft family rooms, it is ideally situated in the town to access the wide range of restaurants and other attractions. A range of conference and meeting facilities are available.
- The SeaSide Hotel, Swakopmund
One of the largest conference venues along the Namibian coast, the SeaSide Hotel’s facility has a sea view and can accommodate up to 250 people cinema-style. The venue also caters for year-end and team-building events. With an in-house restaurant, superb cuisine is part and parcel of the offering. There are 30 sea-facing rooms and six luxury suites for delegates who want to stay over. All ground-floor suites have direct access to the beach and the sea.
- Indaba Lodge, Gaborone
With a 14-seat executive boardroom and state-of-the-art equipment, the Indaba Lodge offers the ideal location for executive meetings or small conferences. A variety of packages are available, ranging from boardroom hire to conference and meal packages. The lodge has 84 bedrooms that offer quality accommodation for the growing business travel sector.
- Aquarian Tide, Gaborone
This hotel’s proximity to the airport, the business centre and several other centres of attraction in Gaborone puts it in the unique position of being able to facilitate guests wanting to take advantage of the city. The 110 guest rooms offer ample accommodation and the hotel is in the process of adding conference facilities and executive meeting rooms.
Compiled By: Melissa Jane Cook. Source By: Travel & Meetings.