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 not be disturbed, and angling is also not permitted at the dam. One of the most popular holiday resorts in Namibia is the luxurious Gross Barmen hot springs. It is situated only 25 km from Okahandja and 100 km from Windhoek, which places it within easy reach for a weekend outing or a day trip.

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Gross Barmen Resort Accommodation

Gross Barmen offers visitors both air-conditioned luxury units and smaller bungalows. These all have fridges, stoves (in the self-catering units) and hot water showers. Bedding is provided, and cooking and eating utensils can be hired at a minimal cost. There is also a shady camping site with convenient ablution blocks and field kitchens.

Accommodation Options at Gross Barmen Resort

  • Bush Chalet
  • Premium Chalet
  • Self-Catering Chalet
  • Camping
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Bush Chalet

Choose from a range of bush chalet options at Gross Barmen. Relax in a bush chalet, ideal for two people sharing one room. Solo travellers can enjoy their own space in a single bush chalet or guide room. Families can unwind in family chalets, sleeping up to four people in two rooms. For added luxury, treat yourself to premium chalets with two beds or premium family chalets, accommodating up to four guests across two rooms.

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Bush Chalet Facilities

  • Double / Twin bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fan
  • Fridge
  • Tea / coffee station
  • Private Porch
  • Some rooms come with barbecue facilities
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Self-Catering Chalet

Enjoy the comfort of our Self-Catering Bush Chalets, with a minimum booking requirement of two people. For larger groups, our six Bed Self-Catering Bush Chalets are perfect, with a minimum booking requirement of three people. Relax and unwind in the heart of nature, with all the comforts of home at your fingertips.

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Self-Catering Chalet Facilities

  • Double / Twin bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Lounge area
  • Fan
  • Kitchenette with a Fridge
  • Tea / coffee station
  • Private Porch
  • Braai area (BBQ)
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Gross Barmen offers 20 camp sites with separate male and female ablution blocks. Ideal for visitors flying into Windhoek, especially those picking up a fully equipped 4x4 rental and wishing to stock up in the city before heading out. Also convenient for those wanting to stay close to Windhoek on their last night before flying home from Namibia.

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Camping Facilities

  • Communal Ablution blocks
  • PowerPoints & water taps
  • Braai Facilities (BBQ)
  • Field Kitchen
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Gross Barmen Resort Amenities

Gross Barmen Resort offers a variety of facilities for spa & wellness, fitness, recreation, and leisure. The highlight is its health and hydro/medical spa centre, boasting thermal springs and a range of treatments for relaxation. The resort has a conference room seating up to 20 people, perfect for small groups. Convenient amenities include a restaurant, filling station, and a shop stocked with essentials. Please note, pets are not allowed, but kennels are available at the entrance for their comfort.

Facilities at Gross Barmen Resort

  • Conference Venue
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Filling Station
  • Thermal and Olympic Pools
  • Putt-putt golf course
  • Tennis courts
  • Picnic Area
  • Spa & wellness
  • Fitness
  • Laundry Service
  • Shop
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What To Do at Gross Barmen Resort

The dam at Gross Barmen is a popular birdwatching spot, attracting over 150 bird species. Nearby, the Von Bach Dam, located about 25km outside Okahandja, is a hub for water sports and fishing enthusiasts. The historic Rathaus building, once a police post in 1908, is now a vibrant restaurant and bar. Fossilised dinosaur footprints are a unique find on the plateau, while a colonial cemetery sits below the mountain's foothills. Plus, there are plenty of fascinating hiking trails to explore in the area.

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  • Guided morning / afternoon drives
  • Guided walking trails
  • Water sports
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing

Things to See

  • Historical Building & features
  • Waterberg Plateau
  • Indigenous wildlife
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