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What to see in Windhoek

Windhoek Attractions


A little bit of Germany in Africa, a holiday in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, is flavoured with traditional brews, sausage and sauerkraut to complement its lovely colonial architecture. Travel to Windhoek, though, and you will also find a good ethnic mix of colourful African culture that will leave you in no doubt that you are in the commercial heart of a vast southern African country. Most of those who travel to Windhoek, Namibia's main point of entry by air, come to use it as a jumping off point for a safari trip or desert expedition, spending a few days on holiday in Windhoek at the beginning or end of their journey to get to know the city.

Tourist attractions in Windhoek include the imposing Lutheran Christuskirche, an interesting architectural hybrid; the Alte Feste (Old Fortress), which was once the German military headquarters and now houses the state museum; the Owela Museum, which showcases the country's diverse ethnography; and the National Botanic Gardens, which are great for a stroll and a picnic. The city is well situated to act as a springboard to many desert attractions nearby.

The sun shines nearly every day of the year, and the weather is always warm to mild even in mid-winter, so there is no best time weather-wise to travel to Windhoek. Summers may be too hot for some, though, so a preferable period to holiday in Windhoek is either side of the hottest months, between April and June or March and October.


Alte Feste (Old Fortress)

Situated on a high point overlooking the CBD, the Schutztruppe Fort served as the German colonial power's military headquarters…

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Christuskirche

The church is a prominent landmark in Windhoek's historic centre that was built in 1910 to accommodate the Lutheran congregation…

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National Botanic Garden

The National Botanic Garden of Namibia is a 12 hectare nature reserve in the heart of Windhoek, where tourists can hike,…

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