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    Tourists Guide To Windhoek & General Information

    Windhoek gets its name from the Afrikaans language, and translates into “windy corner”. Windhoek is the capital city and economic hub of Namibia, with nearly all the Country’s main organizations and Government enterprises occurring in the City.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Windhoek

    Windhoek is almost in the middle of Namibia (Which was originally called German South-West Africa), and people started to settle in the City in the 1840’s.

    What You Need To Know About Windhoek

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Windhoek.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Windhoek?

    Windhoek can be visited all throughout the year, but the drier winter months between April and October are regarded as the times to visit the City.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Windhoek?

    You do not need a Visa to travel to Windhoek.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Windhoek?

    Depending on what time of year you are travelling to Windhoek will influence what you need to pack. Generally summer clothes, something warmer for early mornings and evenings; sunscreen, forms of identification and a camera should be taken with between November and March and warmer clothes for the colder nights and days between April and October.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Windhoek?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Windhoek in Namibia. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit. You might have to take malaria tablets if you travel during the warmer months.

    Transport & How To Get Around Windhoek?

    Windhoek has 2 airports, and travelling around the City is best done in a rented vehicle. Public transportation can be a bit tough to find at times, so rent a car and explore the beautiful City yourself.

    Attractions and places to Visit in Windhoek.

    Windhoek is a stunning, sparsely populated, history rich city on the South West coast of Africa. It is the Capital and the largest city of Namibia. It is a bustling, cosmopolitan city with good hotels, sophisticated shops and convivial bistros. With is plethora of Safaris, Historical landmarks, Museums and Markets, accompanied by friendly locals and harmonious blend of Afro-European cultures, it is definitely a must tourist destination.

    Where to Go when visiting Windhoek

    There is no shortage of things to do and places to visit in Windoek. You can visit one of Southern Africa’s largest private nature reserves. The NamibRand Nature reserve offers breath-taking views, with exclusive safaris for nature lovers, accompanied by trained rangers and field-guides, on foot, by cross-country vehicle or from the sky in a hot-air balloon. With stunning Dunes to traverse, wildlife to see during the day and one of the best places on earth to stargaze at night, this is a “can’t be missed” place.

    Other wonderful Safaris in the area include the Karibu Safari, Wild dog Safaris and Chameleon Safaris. All offer different tours exploring Windhoek’s beautiful flora and fauna. Being such a history rich city there are plenty of monuments to visit, one being beautiful Christuskirche. This striking landmark is now a historical monument.

    Blue Acre, an area dedicated to the fallen heroes of the struggle for Nambian independence, is another informative journey into Nambian history. With wonderful scenery and a peaceful setting, it’s worth the trip. And if you’d like to support the local trade as well as purchasing those holiday gifts, the Nambia Craft Market is the place to go.

    How Old is Windhoek?

    Jonker Afrikaner, Captain of the Orlam settled here in 1840. However, in the decades thereafter multiple wars and hostilities led to the neglect and destruction of the new settlement such that Windhoek was founded a second time in 1890 by Imperial German army Major Curt von François.

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