Windhoek is very European for an African city. Everything is clean, punctual and orderly. Namibia’s capital is also a good place to do some shopping or treat yourself to a fancy lunch or dinner.
Windhoek was on the border of the Nama-Herero wars and played an important role during the occupation by the Germans as well. The National Museum in the Alte Feste offer interesting information on Namibia’s intriguing history. A stroll around town will also lead you past many landmarks from colonial times such as the Christuskirche or the Tintenpalast.
Your shopping can be done along Independence Avenue or in Post Street Mall. The Namibia Crafts Centre is a vibrant market in the Old Breweries Complex. If just want to unwind, head for Zoo Park – Windhoek’s green lung and a favourite hangout spot among the locals.