Windhoek tours & holiday packages

A little bit of German culture and a whole lot of African hospitality

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.

Popular Windhoek safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Red dunes

Short and Sweet Sossusvlei Sojourn (5 days)

Reconnect with nature in Namibia's southern desert and marvel at Sossusvlei's high red dunes glowing in the early morning light

$ 1,936

£ 1,519

R 33,110


per person

5 days

Unforgettable Namibia Safari Adventure (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Unforgettable Namibia Safari Adventure (11 days)

Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness

$ 1,212

£ 951

R 20,720


per person

11 days


Namibia's Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene Luxury Safari (7 days)

Experience Sossusvlei's red dunes glowing in the early morning light, find desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland and meet the Himba nomads in Namibia's far north-west

$ 6,036

£ 4,736

R 103,220


per person

7 days

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Most leisure travellers do not spend more than two nights in transit in this city, but Windhoek has plenty of attractions to make sure visitors aren't bored. If you are staying in the city centre, take a stroll through the botanical gardens up to Christuskirche, a century-old Lutheran church with art nouveau elements. The Sky Bar at the Hilton Hotel is the best place to have a sundowner. 

If you are looking for a more vibey bar scene, try Joe's Beerhouse. Locals may scoff at the bar/restaurant, which caters mostly for tourists, but it's hard not to be charmed by the quirky decor, ice-cold beer and delicious steaks. For a more cultural experience, book a dinner at the Xwama! Cultural Village in Katutura.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Windhoek

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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