In my opinion Windhoek’s interesting because of its history, architecture, culture and food…not to mention we’re very happy people…
On a city tour, we pick you up and drive towards the city centre stopping at the distinct looking Germanic Christuskirche. It’s overlooked by the Independence Memorial Museum where we climb to the top to grasp Windhoek’s size and take in the cityscape. We then walk to Parliament and its peaceful green gardens before visiting the old Cape-Dutch style railway station dating back to the colonial era. Afterwards we head to the colourful Post Street Mall, a popular shopping street also renown for displaying around 30 meteorite chunks discovered in Namibia. There’s time for souvenir shopping at an open-air craft market before we hop in the car towards the township of Katutura.
On the way, we drive past the Old Location (now a modern suburb), a black settlement created in 1912 before its community were forcibly relocated to Katutura. Next we stop at Penduka, a non-profit project on the shoreline of the Goreangab Reservoir where women hailing from Katutura use their skills as artisans to weave beautiful products such as canvas bags and embroidered towels.
Tour Katutura itself to learn of its politics, meet the people and hear some of the local language. What’s not always emphasised in guidebooks are that the local people – especially in the townships – are super friendly. My favourite memory is when I went to one of the shebeens (neighbourhood pub) with a large group of 18 people. I thought it was going to be a ten-minute thing, but we ended up staying there for three hours! The group sacrificed their dinner reservation but didn’t mind. They went back home with a suitcase of good memories.
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