Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and the country's largest city situated in the central region of the country in a beautiful valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains in the south. Windhoek is a modern, vibrant and friendly city rich in history and culture known for its colonial architecture. It offers visitors the ideal base from where to start and end their Namibian safari due to the distances involved in this vast and beautiful country. The city centre is characterized by German style buildings, a reminder of Namibia's early colonial history.
The centre of Windhoek town offers a hive of activity, a true European café culture with sidewalk walk cafés and beer gardens. Visitors can walk around and enjoy a variety of fine restaurants, coffee shops and market stalls. The cuisine however shows a definite German dominance with quality meat available. The influence of German language and culture is very much still a part of Windhoek. English is the official language, however German is spoken just about anywhere.
Situated only about twenty minutes north of Windhoek, Immanuel Wilderness Lodge is a very good option for a first or last night in Namibia if not enamoured with the idea of staying in Windhoek city. Built on a rise overlooking the rolling hills prominent in this area.
Windhoek offers a variety of activities for visitors to choose from, the town is steeped in history and culture and guests can enjoy a city tour as well as sights like the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, the Meteor Fountain, the Natural Scientific Museum, Okapuka Ranch, the Desert Express, The Windhoek Theatre and many more tours and excursions.
The Oktoberfest is still a big attraction due to the German influence and the beer is brewed according to the best of German tradition. Every October there is a traditional Oktoberfest with the familiar 'Oompah
Olive Grove Guest House offers a relaxed and intimate, yet stylish hide-away close to the Windhoek city centre in a private and peaceful suburb.
The Hotel Heinitzburg is romantic and luxurious; inspired by the love for his fiancé, Count von Schwerin built this castle in 1914 for the love of his life and achieved elegance and style. This traditional castle dating back to the 19th century is steeped in history.
The Windhoek Country Club Resort offers a haven of activity and entertainment in the desert; situated in the historic town of Windhoek offering magnificent views, the Windhoek Country Club Resort is ideal for families or business guests.