In the heart of Namibia lies the largest city, Windhoek, which serves as the capital of Namibia, founded in the 1840's. Central Namibia is located on the Khomas Highlands (1700 m above sea level), on which the German-influenced capital, Windhoek, is located.
As the largest city in Namibia, Windhoek is home to several companies, the organization's headquarters and educational institutions and of course a large population. Some of the Namibia people living in the lively city include Owambo, Kavango, Herero, Damara and Nama, San and Europeans.
The city has very friendly weather with hot days and cool nights all year round. With temperatures at 20 ° C in summer and 5-18ºC in the winter months June to August, Windhoek has a semi-arid climate suitable for tourist activities.
Travel to Windhoek is by road, train and plane. Windhoek has two airports, but Hosea Kutoka airport is the largest airport in Namibia that handles flights from South Africa and other destinations on South African Airways or Air Namibia, which is the national carrier. Tours around the city take place on 4X4 and are led by expert guides who often last about 3 hours.
Windhoek offers a variety of activities and tourist attractions that provide something interesting for any Namibian traveler. Much of the city's streets are a mix of old German architecture and modern buildings. For your historical tours in Namibia, there are four museums in Windhoek. Alte Feste is the national museum, the oldest building of 1890, which houses some important memorabilia and photos from the early colonial times.
Other interesting surviving buildings include the Trans-Namib Railway Museums, the National Art Gallery, St George & # 39; s Cathedral, St. George & # 39; s Cathedral Mary & # 39; s Cathedral and many others. Visiting each of these sights on Namibia day trips makes a very insightful tour of Namibia's history and growth as an independent state.
All Namibia safaris begin in Windhoek with trips to the beautiful Daan Viljoen Game Park west of the city. Some of the sights here include gemsbok, kudu, mountain zebra, springbok, warthog and over 200 birds. Zoo Park is another fascination for day trips in Namibia, with rare views of the elephant fossils from the Stone Age 5000 years ago.
Post Street Mall is an open market with various African crafts, souvenirs and gifts. It's a great place to start your shopping expeditions in Windhoek. Penduka Craft Village in Katutura is a non-profit project for rural women throughout the country. Support women by buying one or two items there.
Windhoek has a lot to offer for holiday homes from luxury Windhoek hotels to budget guest houses and self catering accommodation. Modern luxury amenities are available from Kalahari Sands Hotel, Heinitzburg Hotel and Windhoek Country Club Hotel. Olive Grove Guesthouse from the city center with up-market accommodation and facilities such as a spa, spacious lounge and swimming pool. There are many other self catering apartments, safari lodges, Bed and Breakfast and private homes for Windhoek Namibia accommodation.
Enjoy the wide variety of restaurants such as the ever popular Joe & # 39; s Beerhouse and Am Winberg. Get the best African cuisine at La Marmaite, one of the best local restaurants in Windhoek. Club Thriller is a taste of fine West African music and a couple of optimistic contemporary rhythms.