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Get to Know Windhoek

Enjoy a draught and have some sauerkraut at one of the famous brauhauses in Windhoek’s capital before embarking on an epic Namibian safari.

Windhoek is not your typical African capital. Rush hour lasts half an hour. People obey the rules of the road. It’s almost as if some German efficiency from this former German protectorate has rubbed off on the inhabitants of Windhoek.

The capital of Namibia has a big German expat community, which adds to its culinary allure. It’s probably one of the best places in Africa to enjoy authentic Teutonic specialties such as sauerkraut, schnitzel, various types of wurst (sausage) and of course, the local brew, Windhoek Lager.

It’s also the gateway to most big national parks and game reserves, including Etosha and Namib-Naukluft national parks, and coastal towns like Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. Most of these destinations are a few hours away by car. If you are doing a Namibian road trip (the majority of the country’s roads are in excellent condition and can be driven with a normal sedan), Windhoek is the perfect place to rent a car. If you are travelling to more remote places such as the Skeleton Coast or Damaraland, your safari operator will probably charter a small plane from Windhoek International Airport.

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Why Windhoek?

  • Great starting point for a Namibian safari
  • Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek has great connectivity with other southern African safari destinations
  • German guests can fly directly from Frankfurt with Namibia’s national carrier, Air Namibia

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FAQs about Windhoek

  • Windhoek is a relatively safe city to visit. Pickpocketing does occur, so it is important not to flash any expensive items when visiting.
  • Visit the historic Lutheran church - Christuskirche 

  • Go walking at Avis Dam Nature Reserve in Windhoek

  • Explore the Independence Memorial Museum

  • See the Gibeon meteorites on your Windhoek Holiday

  • Visit Joe's Beerhouse

  • Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, is located roughly in the country's centre.
  • It is located about 400 miles (650 kilometres) north of the Orange River and 760 miles (1,225 kilometres) north of Cape Town.
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