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