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Windhoek Travel Guide: 228 reviews and 842 photos


The climate of Namibia can be harsh and journeys around this beautiful country can be challenging. Windhoek is an oasis of peaceful modernity and convenience. It is a great place to recharge the batteries before setting off for more natural adventures. It has plenty of shopping, restaurants, hotels, parks, historical museums and places of interest. Despite a long list of amenities it still has a small-town laid back atmosphere. It is clean, efficient and easy to park and walk around. All cities should be just like this.


The Government of the City of Windhoek has the following values:

Winning Team!
I nnovation
N etworking
D iversity and Equity
H onesty and Integrity
O pen Communication
E fficient and Effective
K nowledgeable

They do a good job. The city is well run and their services and websites are excellent.

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  • Last visit to Windhoek: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2015 at 4:40 AM

    Thanks for your great page, DAO! It's always fun to read your pages and to heed your sound advice!

  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Don't shoot the puppy!

    • DAO's Profile Photo
      Jul 14, 2014 at 5:44 AM

      Namibia is a great place to see Africa and not have a lot of the hassles. However, Windhoek is plagued by petty crime. Otherwise a great city.

    • briantravelman's Profile Photo
      Jul 14, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      Yeah, African cities are famous for their crime. But most visitors to Africa, don't go for cities anyways.

  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    What a lovely church. Looks like a remenence of the country's German past.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    Nice page!

  • georeiser's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    I like yr tips on affordable hotels. Thanks for the good tips and keep up the good work!

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    I have also tried the sink experiment - it is a myth! GREAT page here. I schooled in Windhoek and was at the boarding house in Ausspanplatz MANY moons ago. My home was in the south in a place called Oranjemund on the banks of the Orange River.

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2009 at 3:42 AM

    No sand dunes here? Ok, next! ;-)

  • THLIN's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2009 at 5:56 AM

    Thanks me a lot for reminding of my GREAT trip 2004... I can never forget the summer.

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    Interesting page!!! I hope to visit Namibia one day!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Love the picture of the beautiful church on your opening page. Great information, advice & photos. The market I shop at here is also called "Shop Rite"! Like SL, I also zeroed in on the postcards too!


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