What are some interesting/fun things to do in the area? Can you recommend any “hidden gems"?
There are many amazing lodges and game drives close to Windhoek where you can see giraffe, zebra, oryx, wildebeest, rhino, warthogs, springbok and other animals (Goche Ganas, Heija, Okapuka, Naan Ku Se). if you venture out a little further (2.5hrs - 4hrs to Erindi or Etosha) you can see elephants,lions and Kudu as well. If you drive to the coast (about 3.5hrs from Windhoek) to Swakopmund or Walvis Bay then there are camel rides, 4-wheeling over the dunes, the beach, and a large children's play area (SanMilAri)amongst other activities. - Jan 2016
Etosha, Waterberg, Sossusvlei, walk with a cheetah, star gazing, camping, game drives. - Jun 2015
Namibia is safari country without the tourist mark-ups of South Africa or Kenya. You can see elephants, cheetahs, rhinos, giraffes, lions...my daughter calls it "living in the zoo." If you get out of Windhoek, it's an entirely different country: empty, quiet, and absolutely breathtaking. - May 2013
There are swim clubs, malls, a movie theather, and plenty of other activities. We enjoy spending time at our pool and having friends over for a braai (bbq). - Jan 2013
See wildlife (nat'l park 20 minutes away, $3 to see giraffes, zebras, etc.), learn about tribal culture (San, desert, etc.), and enjoy the sun. Namibia is a big country and you have to drive quite a ways to get to see things... Take pictures of all the above! - Jul 2012