Welcome to Windhoek, Namibia’s compact, cool-climate capital. Steeped in German colonial history, its streets are a European echo of Gothic spires, castles and fortresses. Take in the fairytale façade of Christ Church, whose tower you can climb for views over the capital, visit the National Museum at Alte Feste and admire stately Tintenpalast the stately Namibian parliament. After gorging on history, Windhoek is the perfect place to relax in a street-side eatery with a cold Bavarian beer.
Amid the colonial history, Windhoek has a distinctly modern African feel. A forest of glass-and-steel tower blocks sprout from the skyline, while Himba tradespeople pedal wooden figurines at the craft market and students picnic in Zoo Park. In the city’s Katutura township, locals sell fried mopane worms in markets among houses made of corrugated steel. Once a segregation site during apartheid, Katutura is home to over 70,000 people from all over the continent and is an essential thread in the fabric of Namibian history.
Windhoek is the launchpad for most Namibian adventures, talk to our travel experts to arrange a stay in this understated African capital.
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