Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort
Closed for renovations till further notice
More information on Gross Barmen hot springs and resort.
the most popular holiday resorts in Namibia is the
luxurious Gross Barmen hot springs. It is situated only 25 km from
100 km from Windhoek, which places it within easy reach for a weekend outing or
a day trip. It was built on the site of an early Rhenish mission station which
was established in 1844. Today the ruins of the
mission house can still be seen. The missionaries gave the station the name
Gross Barmen; its original name was Otjikango Otjinene - Herero for large
fountain. The main
attraction of the resort, which is open throughout the year, is its hot mineral
spring water. Many visitors with rheumatic and related ailments have benefited
from these waters, which can be enjoyed in the large indoor thermal bath, the
open-air swimming pool, and in private baths. The water bubbles from the earth
at a temperature of 65 degree Celsius and is then cooled off to 40 degree
Celsius for the thermal bath. The water in the swimming pool and children's
splash pool has a pleasant lukewarm temperature. Heart or kidney sufferers
should take care that use of hot water only in moderation, as it could have
Gross Barmen has a beautiful setting with its rows of palm trees, green lawns, tennis courts, children's play park and many pleasant walks. It is also a bird paradise, and the large dam with its reeds attracts more than 150 different species. Visitors should note that the birds may nor be disturbed, and angling is also not permitted at the dam.
Gross Barmen offers its overnight visitors both air conditioned 5-bed luxury units and smaller 2-bed bungalows. These all have fridges, stoves (in the bigger units) and hot water showers. Bedding is provided, and cooking and eating utensils can be hired at at a minimal cost. There is also a shady camping site with convenient ablution blocks and field kitchens. The resort, which has a conference room that can seat up to 20 persons, is furthermore ideal for small conference groups. For the convenience of visitors the resort has a restaurant, filling station and a shop which stocks fresh produce, groceries, liquor, firewood, etc. Pets are not allowed in the resort, but there are kennels at the entrance. Owners are fully responsible for the care of their pets. Gross Barmen is truly an oasis where one can relax totally. As it is such a popular resort, the number of day visitors is restricted over the long weekends and the South West Africa/ Namibia school holidays. It is therefore advisable to book well in advance for these periods. A popular place to visit when at Gross Barmen is the nearby Von Bach Dam which is outside of Okahandja. It is ideal for water sport enthusiasts and anglers. There are attractive picnic spots and a camping site along the banks of the dam.
History. The mission was founded in 1844 by two missionaries from Rhenish Missionary Society Heinrich Kleinschmidt and Carl Hugo Hahn. During Nama-Herero wars the mission had to be abandoned for several times and since 1890 no missionaries were stationed there.
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Usage and entrance fees per day (payable on arrival or pre-booked): click here
Accommodation and camping per night: on request
|Unit type||Number of units||Daily rates per person||Single rate||Note|
|Family chalet 4 beds||4||-||-||Bed and breakfast maximum 4 adults|
|Bush chalets 4 beds||11||-||-||Bed and breakfast maximum 4 adults|
|Bush chalet 2 beds||24||-||-||Bed and breakfast maximum 2 adults|
|Camping||40||-||-||Maximum 8 persons per site|
Accommodation only: children under the age of 6 stay free of
change, 6-12 years old pay 70%.
Provision for children will be made upon arrival; however the booking must be made in advance.
Mineral bath, shop, kiosk, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor thermal swimming pool, restaurant, fuel, mail facilities, fire wood. No banking facilities (available in Okahandja).
Open: 7.00-9.00, 12.00-14.00, 18.00-22.00
7.00-8.30, 12.00-13.30, 18.00-20.30
No pets allowed, kennels are available, no motorcycles. Open throughout the year.
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Contact & reservations:
P.O. Box 3127 Windhoek, Namibia
Fax: +264 61 244558
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
also: Terms & conditions,
Payment options and
DAILY PARK AND RESORT FEES (PER PERSON AND PER VEHICLE) ARE NOT INCLUDED IN ACCOMMODATION FEES!
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