In terms of location, Windhoek is in the centre of Namibia. All transportation routes from north to south and from east to west cross here, as would be expected from a capital. The international airport is located 40 kilometers outside of the town because of its steep surroundings, while southern Windhoek only has a small airport.. Mountain ranges up to 2000 meters high surround Windhoek and severely restrict the town’s ability to grow. The elevation of Windhoek ranges from 1,625 to 1,725 meters above sea level.
In Windhoek, there are still a lot of buildings from the colonial era. The town’s immaculate condition is astounding. German restaurants, a few German street names, German beer, bread, and sausages are just a few examples of how the German colonial era has left its mark today. In particular, the German carnival is greatly embraced! Even though English is the official language in Namibia, there are some shops where one can converse in German.
The town has a lot of tourist attractions, including the Christuskirche, the Tintenpalast (the government building), the old fort “Alte Feste,” the German Rider Monument, and a number of museums and art galleries.
The majority of Namibian-owned or -operating businesses are headquartered in Windhoek. German-Namibian owners control numerous businesses. Due to this concentration, the town is continuously expanding by 12,000 people per year.
Explore Windhoek in a Land Rover Oldtimer-Cabriolet
Rarely does a holiday to Namibia include a city tour of the nation’s capital, Windhoek. Windhoek is considered to be quite dull, and the town actually has little to offer in the way of noteworthy monuments or outstanding architecture. The guided city tours led by Bwana Tucke-Tucke are “something spectacular.”
The “something special” begins with the vehicle used for the city tour: a rattling 1964 Land Rover Oldtimer Cabriolet in a safari-colored paint scheme, which is probably illegal to drive in other countries around the world. It is a welcome sight in Windhoek and is a part of Namibia’s classic. The only way to truly experience Windhoek’s culture is in this car.