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Windhoek

The capital city of Namibia, Windhoek plays a major role in the success of tourism within the country. Visitors flock to Namibia for its wide, desert landscapes, its animals, its photographic opportunities and the stark beauty of its biodiversity and climate.

START YOUR HOLIDAY IN WINDHOEK

Start and end your Namibian holiday in Windhoek at the airport where you are made to feel right at home. Explore the modern city and see the German effect in the architecture, the food, drink and lifestyle. Meet the German residents and learn their language.Have fun in this economic, social and cultural hub of Namibia.

CULTURES AND HISTORY

The city buzzes with a cosmopolitan vibe, home to some 230 000 inhabitants. Meet Herero, Owambo, Damara, Kavango, Buster, Nama, San and Afrikaans people. The city grew around a permanent spring where indigenous pastoral people gathered for water. It started to develop in 1890 when German army Major, Curt von Francois, officially founded the city.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Go out and discover the Eros Mountains, DaanViljoen Game Park, Katatura, Khomasda and the Okahandja Craft Market. Enjoy the outdoor activities here - hiking, bird watching, hunting, game drives, horse riding trails, walking tours, souvenir tours, day tours, city tours and trips to game farms in the area.

WHERE TO STAY

Find this picturesque city in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area at around 1 700m above sea level. Accommodation in Windhoek ranges from excellent hotels, lodges and guest houses, to rustic self-catering units, B&Bs and more budget venues. Many are German run and decorated with top class service and amenities!  

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