Why visit WCCR

May 02, 2019

If you are looking for a holiday destination with a twist, want to reward your team with an incentive with a difference, or simply need a new environment to host a conference - then we suggest you look into the Windhoek Country Club and Resort with its Desert Jewel Casino. The property is situated in Namibia, a land of stark contrasts, an adventurer’s paradise and a traveller’s delight, a place of deserts, savannah, salt pans and dense bushveld, it is a photographer’s dream and a place to escape from the hum drum of a busy life.

Its home base, Windhoek, is the capital city of Namibia and its name directly translated means “Windy Corner”. Found in Central Namibia, Windhoek makes the Khomas Highland Plateau its home and is approximately 1,700metres (5,600ft) above sea level. The city is a veritable treasure trove of cultures, ethnicities, languages and people and the city centre itself exudes a distinctive European look and feel of a bygone era. The Windhoek Country Club Resort is Legacy’s Namibian Gem and offers businessmen, conference delegates and families the best of both worlds. With its unique combination of exceptional service and luxury accommodation, all embroiled in a tranquil setting, it sets the standard for luxury living in Namibia.

Where to rest your head

The rooms of the Windhoek County Club and Resort are styled to be spacious, classy and elegant with fresh and exciting fittings and all of the amenities you may need or call upon when staying in a luxury hotel. If you like to be spoilt for choice, then take your pick from one of its 152 rooms, six luxury suites, or book a decadent night at the Presidential Suite. Outside of the gorgeous look of each room, you will be able to take advantage of all of the creature comforts you have become used to. Such as 24-hour room service, Dstv, wifi and medical service on call, to mention a few.

Fun and entertainment

Perfect for the family, a couple’s breakaway or for the businessman, the resort also has a magnificent swimming pool with gorgeous settings all round. The pool is an asset to the property. The sparkling waters are the ideal place for you to escape the midday heat of the desert. Grab a towel, a cocktail or have a light lunch in its surrounds. For the fitness fanatic there is also a fully equipped gymnasium ideal for an early morning workout to ensure that you stay in shape while indulging/not limiting yourself at the buffet table at night. However if you prefer a more subtle enjoyment factor there is always the lazy river for a bit of fun and unwinding.

Dining Extraordinaire

If it’s a quick meal at the pool you are after, a simple pre-dinner cocktail or an international à la Carte menu you are after then rest assured that the kitchen team will meet all of your tastes and more. The restaurants at this Windhoek resort are made up of a varying display of culinary talents, from the Chez Wou Orient Restaurant, which provides a taste of the Orient, catering for a variety of exotic and fusion tastes, through to the Tappers Cocktail Bar and Lounge, which is the quintessential coffee-lover's paradise with its range of specialty coffees, light meals and cocktails.

Alternatively, for a grand affair, you can book a table at The Kokerboom Restaurant with its elegantly beautiful surroundings and select from its exquisite international à la Carte menu or, if you are more inclined to dine and then return to your room, its specialty dinner buffet may be more to your taste. The Kokerboom is open for early breakfasts, lunch and dinner. Now if the above don’t appeal and you want to spend your time outdoors in the glorious African sun then perhaps the Terrace Pool and Bar will meet your approval. Here you can take in the sights of the swimming pool, the lazy river and the golf course as you enjoy a light meal or sundowner.

Doing business

The resort is also geared up as an excellent conference and meeting venue with a variety of packages on offer as well as a team who will be able to tailor-make a package to meet your needs. So if it is an intimate brainstorming session, all day team-building conferences, or an incentive trip, the Windhoek Country Club and resort offers a little for everyone. The facilities are well frequented by both local businesses in the area as well South African companies looking to get away from the big cities and into a more tranquil and productive setting. Full conference facilities are available from catering to flipcharts, state-of-the-art electronics, registration tables and breakaway activities should you require.

As a function destination

If you are looking to host a wedding with a difference then the resort also provides the perfect setting with its stark lush contrast to the desert surrounding it, it makes for the perfect photo opportunity wedding. Here you can book in the whole family for a weekend or a week of fun in the sun and non-stop entertainment. The events team will single-handedly assist you in designing your dream theme with access to props and table settings that are designed to blow you away. In addition the kitchens will formulate you your own menu, catering for the differing palates of your guests.

You will also be able to tap into its in-house sound and lighting technicians, florists, and chat to the banqueting co-ordinator to assist in designing your room plan. If it isn’t a wedding you are hosting, but perhaps an exclusive family affair, then they can tailor the offering to meet your exacting standards.

Feeling lucky?

Well then the Desert Jewel Casino is where you should be, with its extensive range of games, machines and decks, this award-winning casino has a little bit of everything for everyone. Take a decadent night out and feel like you are spending a night in Monte Carlo or you can simply join in more regularly for some of the more routine features and entertainment. Its N$2 slots in the casino offer a progressive jackpot starting at N$4 800, whereas poker fundi’s can dip into a progressive jackpot that starts at N$2 500. The casino boasts 81 video machines, 69 reels machines and 12 poker machines. In what it terms The Pit, you will also find Racing Poker, Stud Poker, American Roulette and Blackjack tables.

Get into the swing

Are you an avid golfer? If so the golf course at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club will blow your mind away. Offset by the desert landscape the golf course provides a literal oasis in the middle of the unembellished red sands of the Namib. With a full 18 holes you can leisurely stroll around and get your aim in or, for the more serious golfers, really test your mettle. The Country Club currently boasts over 1300 members and the course is a hive of entertainment for all members of the family.

The course rating for men is 72 and is a total of 6293 metres, whereas the ladies course is also rated 72 totalling 5534 metres. Motorised caddy carts are available on request, as are caddies. It also claims a practice range with floodlights to practice or loosen up, two resident professionals for personal tuition and equipment advice, and a modern and well-equipped Proshop for all your golfing purchases.

So if you are looking to enjoy a rendezvous with Lady Luck at the Desert Jewel Casino, play a round of golf on the superb 18-hole golf course, relax in the lazy river or take in any one of Windhoek’s cultural sites – then the Windhoek Country Club and Resort is the place to stay while doing so. Click here to book your trip: bit.ly/2ApOcj1

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