Why visit Windhoek?

The German presence can be strongly felt in the food, restaurants — and, of course, the beer.

The country’s capital is a bustling metropolis that is unexpectedly neat and orderly – though this is perhaps less surprising when one considers it was a German territory for many years.

This is the main port of call for most tourists and all travellers pass through the city at least once. Windhoek lies in a pretty valley, with buildings very much in the German architectural style.

Why Visit?

  • Capital city and the entry point to Namibia for tourists
  • Explore the township area of Katutura on a bike tour
  • Learn about the pre-independence apartheid history of Windhoek
  • Experience the harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people
  • Enjoy one of the cleanest capitals in Africa
  • Tour the Old Windhoek cemeteries and view the graves of German officials, settlers, civilians and members of the Witbooi clan


Summer (October – April)
Min 20˚C/68˚F; Max 40˚C/104˚F

Winter (May – September)
Min 0˚C/32˚F; Max 23˚C/73˚F

Rainfall: October – April

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