Windhoek: A unique blend of European influence and African landscapes
With just 325,000 inhabitants, Namibia's capital Windhoek offers a more gentle city experience than many other African capitals. Situated in an airy basin in Namibia’s central highlands, our Windhoek holidays provide a city with a distinctly European feel, set against the quintessentially African mountains of Eros and Auas.
English is the official language in Windhoek. However, German culture is particularly pervasive thanks to the city’s colonial past. On a holiday in Windhoek you’ll find German restaurants offering a traditional taste bratwurst and schnitzel, as well as time-honoured breads and beers. Once a year, the city even holds a German carnival.
One of the most famous meeting places in Windhoek is Joe’s Beer House. Our city guides can recommend the best local tipples, or find you a fantastic eatery on Independence Avenue. The city’s main thoroughfare contains plenty of cafes, as well as shops where you can pick up a souvenir. And don’t miss the National Museum. Housed in Alte Feste, or The Old Fortress, it offers a unique insight into the country’s past.
Although the German influence on this small city is clear, being located at the geographical centre of Namibia you won’t forget that you’re in Africa. With our expert guides offering safari tours into the dramatic Namibian landscape, your tailor-made trip offers a character-packed and unique African getaway.