Discovering Windhoek

Ariel view of Windhoek town in Namibia.
Windhoek activities range from shopping to township and brewery tours. Go on Windhoek excursion in Namibia, relax in the National Botanical Gardens or enjoy game-viewing in Dann Viljoen Game Park.

Stroll around and visit historical buildings, gardens and museums in Windhoek

Windhoek has a number of gardens, historic buildings (Alte Feste, Christuskirche), museums and galleries and many are along Independence Avenue. Windhoek is neat and compact, with a selection of pavement cafés - ideal for enjoying the excellent Windhoek beer and watching the world go by.

German-colonial architecture rubs shoulders with modern city buildings, but altogether there is a distinctive European air to this African capital. Shopping in Windhoek is a delight if you are interested in traditional arts and crafts. Street vendors can be found along the Windhoek avenues selling jewellery and all kinds of curios or you can enjoy intense variety at one of the large craft markets available. There is also a wide selection of mainstream and fashion stores.

Windhoek Brewery Tour, Township Tour and other Excursions

Most Windhoek city highlights can be experienced on self-guided walks in a day or two, but if you have more time there are a number interesting half and full day excursions available. You can also enjoy a variety of recreational facilities in the capital city of Namibia. There is an 18-hole golf course and country club, 2 well equipped upmarket gymnasiums one with an indoor pool, and a great municipal pool with a picnic area.

Township Tour:

Katutura is a busy suburb where a variety of Namibian cultures live. Guided tours to this area give unique insight into traditional culture and ways of life.

Windhoek Brewery Tour:

Windhoek is the centre of the brewing industry in Namibia and you can enjoy a full brewery tour on certain days in the week by appointment.

Heroes Acre:

This huge modern monument is located just south of Windhoek and is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the liberation of Namibia.


Arnham Cave:

This interesting tour takes you to the cave which is situated on the fringe of the Kalahari Desert in scenic surroundings. It has 4 500 metres of passages and is the largest in Namibia.


Stargazing:

Cloud cover is limited in Namibia which is ideal for stargazing. The Capella Observatory is just 20 minutes south of Windhoek and there are 2 other great observation sites in the surrounding mountains.

Game-viewing in the Daan Viljoen Game Park

The Daan Viljoen Game Park close to Windhoek is a well stocked small game reserve with resort facilities and picnic areas. Go on a short game drive, enjoy 2 hiking trails or just relax underneath some shady trees. African wildlife like Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Eland and around 200 bird species can be seen in this game park in Windhoek, Namibia. There is also a big cat sanctuary where you can see Cheetah, Leopard and Lion at close range.

Horse riding, hot mineral springs and scenic flights

Horse riding in Windhoek:

Breakfast and sundowner horse trails are offered by individual operators and a number of lodges close to Windhoek, Namibia.


Gross Barmen Springs and Oanib Dam:

You can relax in the hot mineral springs and swimming baths and enjoy pleasant walks in the nature reserve near the dam.


Scenic flights over Namibia's top attractions:

A variety of day excursions to top destinations and attractions in Namibia can be enjoyed from Windhoek including Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park and a Himba village.


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