Windhoek, the vibrant capital of Namibia combines modern sophistication with cultural heritage to create a captivating destination that invites exploration and makes for an ideal stopover before or after a Namibian adventure. 

Windy Corner’ for the Breeze that Blows Through

Set right in the centre of the country, Windhoek provides a charming blend of architectural styles, warm hospitality and a diverse culinary scene, creating a delightful fusion of old and new. Windhoek is the main port of call for most tourists with most passing through the city at least once. The German presence can be strongly felt in the food, restaurants, and beer which is brewed in Windhoek and said to be of the best in Africa. Visit the vibrant craft markets and galleries, where you can find unique handmade treasures and exquisite artwork. Windhoek is also home to a variety of festivals and events that celebrate Namibian music, dance, and traditions. Windhoek’s culinary scene reflects the city’s multicultural heritage and serves up traditional African dishes and hearty game meats such as oryx or kudu, as well as traditional Namibian dishes, such as kapana street food-style grilled meat and potjiekos. 

Discover Historical and Cultural Landmarks

Windhoek is dotted with historical and cultural landmarks that provide a glimpse into the city’s past. Visit the iconic Christuskirche, a Neo-Gothic Lutheran church that stands as a symbol of German colonial influence. Explore the Alte Feste, a historical fortress that now houses the National Museum, where you can learn about Namibia’s history and cultural heritage. The Heroes’ Acre is a national monument dedicated to the heroes of Namibia’s struggle for independence and offers panoramic views of the city. Windhoek also has a vibrant arts scene, with galleries and theatres showcasing local talent and creativity. Visit the nearby Daan Viljoen Game Reserve for a gentle introduction to your safari, or a hike in the Auas Mountains. The city has the Khomas Hochland Mountains as a backdrop and offers a balance between urban amenities and the natural splendour of Namibia, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds and decamp after your safari.


Windhoek has a wide variety of accommodation options from luxurious hotels to owner-managed guesthouses where you'll find a comfortable base to relax and recharge, and from which to explore the capital.