Not only famous for having a famous beer named after it, the capital of Namibia – Windhoek – possesses a unique charm due to its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people.
Windhoek lies at the heart of Namibia and serves as a strategic point from which to embark on a Namibian adventure.
It also provides an efficient infrastructure and easy access to tourist destinations in neighbouring countries, such as the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the Okavango Swamps in Botswana, and the various attractions in its southern neighbour, South Africa.
As the capital, and only city in Namibia, it is home to the independent judicial and elected political seat of government.
FROM THE AIRPORT
Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport (airport code – WDH) is 44 kilometres from the city centre. Metered taxi’s can be costly. Alternative use one of the independent shuttle services, such as Shuttle Namibia, or rent a car at the airport. Car rental is relatively cheap in Namibia.
In Windhoek you are spoilt for choice – examples being the five-star Hilton Windhoek in Reverend Michael Scott Str, the four-star Windhoek Country Club off the Western Bypass or the three-star Protea Hotel Furstenhof in Bulow Str.