Namibia’s capital city has a distinct German influence, a harmonious blend of European and African culture. It’s a bustling place and an excellent gateway to the rest of this vast desolate, beautiful country, which is one of Africa’s most enigmatic and exciting destinations.
There’s plenty to explore in this historic city including Heroes’ Acre and the old fortress Alte Fest, one of Windhoek’s oldest buildings and now a museum. There are also other fascinating museums to discover, superb restaurants where you can sample traditional Namibian delights washed down with the country’s legendary beer, Windhoek Lager.
Reasons to visit Windhoek
Enjoy a picnic in Zoo Park, home to the city’s landmark, Schutztruppe Memorial.
Hike the Hofmeyer trail through spectacular Klein-Windhoek Valley.
See Windhoek’s iconic German-inspired architecture.
Explore the township area of Katutura on a bicycle tour.
Visit Christ Church, one of the oldest in the country, built in 1910.
Discover the old Brewery Complex, Windhoek’s first brewery and now a thriving food, art and entertainment centre.
Go on safari 18km from the city, in the Daan Viljoen Game Park.
Eee Heroe’s Acre that honours Namibian independence.
Enjoy birdwatching in Avis Dam Nature Reserve.
Shop for treasures in the city’s many street markets.
Discover 33 Gibeon Meteorites at Post Street Mall.
Go horseback riding through the wilderness on the city’s outskirts.
Spending time in Windhoek will give you an excellent insight into this fascinating country, much of which is desolate and untouched. You can meet the locals and understand their culture and traditions before exploring further afield on your bucket list experience. This will add to your understanding of this unspoiled destination. Thompsons Holidays can take you to Windhoek on an unforgettable holiday package, so give us a call to book your bucket list adventure.
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