The hauntingly beautiful country of Namibia is home to two of the world’s most famous deserts – the Namibia, reputed to be the oldest on the planet, and the vast Kalahari, that sustains and protects the last remaining groups of San hunter gatherers.
With a wonderful blend of tribal cultures, together with a strong Germanic influence, Namibia is a fascinating and welcoming country that is home to a little over two million inhabitants.
Covering well over 825 000 km2 but with a meagre population density of only 2.5/km2, Namibia is a popular escape with adventure tourists and wildlife enthusiasts who flock to the Skeleton Coast, Etosha Pan and the Sossusvlei in the Namib Naukluft National Park.
Astute Namibia property owners in the buy-to-let category traditionally tap into this sizeable tourism market - especially in the popular coastal destinations - by offering lucrative holiday rentals throughout much of the year.
A well maintained network of roads including the Trans-Kalahari and Tran-Caprivi Highways link the major cities and towns with the neighbouring countries of Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, while the major seaports of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Luderitz have become significant transport hubs servicing the entire region.
Namibia Real Estate
With the majority of the population concentrated in the central capital city of Windhoek and the scenic coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Luderitz, prime Namibia property is constantly in demand.
Trendy, upmarket apartments in the heart of Swakopmund that are particularly popular with entry-level buyers; elegant, colonial style residential homes in cosmopolitan Windhoek and stunning lifestyle villas overlooking the beaches of Walvis Bay are amongst the most desirable Namibia properties on the market.
Owners of Namibia properties are able to enjoy a varied collection of attractions and highlights, including:
- the majestic Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, provides spectacular view sites, a demanding multi-day hike and the hot springs resort at Ai-Ais
- the top ranked Windhoek Golf Course provides a welcome splash of green in the otherwise harsh, dry terrain, while the popular desert courses at Walvis Bay, Keetmanshoop, Luderitz and Rossmund offer unique, and often entertaining, rounds of golf for avid enthusiasts
Where to Buy in Namibia
Namibia property buyers tend to focus on opportunities available in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Luderitz, Keetmanshoop, Mariental, Karibib, Okahandja, Gobabis, Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb, Oshakati and Karasburg.