Apart from being the country’s cultural, social and economic epicentre, Namibia’s capital, Windhoek is an appealing, well-run oasis in the middle of the desert. While shaped by diverse cultural influences, the city’s Germanic colonial past is especially evident in its architecture and cuisine.
Prepare for Windhoek
Be well prepared for your trip. Access information on safety and health, current affairs, what to read and, if you have time, some local language.
Tips for Windhoek
Our tips to get more from your visit
What to do before arriving in Windhoek
By Mari Serebrov
English is widely spoken. Some locals speak Afrikaans and German.