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Windhoek Travel Guide: 232 reviews and 829 photos

CITY OASIS

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.

GOOD MANAGEMENT

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.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:EVERYTHING YOU NEED
  • Cons:SOME PROPERTY CRIME
  • In a nutshell:THE PLACE TO START YOUR NAMIBIAN ADVENTURE
  • Last visit to Windhoek: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 8, 2008
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  • 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!

  • neodue's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2008 at 5:46 AM

    pupy.

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Friends of mine are moving to Windhoek, so I'll be visiting Namibia more often now, thanx for some great practical tips and nice pics, Pierre

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Windhoek's a good place to visit. Hope you had a chance to visit Joe's Beerhouse. Great barbecued meats.

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