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Located in the geographic centre of Namibia is its capital and largest city, Windhoek.  Windhoek is a social, economic and culture centre, serving as the gateway to Namibia and is often the starting point for Namibia safaris that travel through the country.

The town was originally established at the site of a permanent spring known to the indigenous populations and began to develop at a rapid pace after Jonker Afrikaner, captain of the Orlam Afrikaners settled in the area in 1840.  Despite this initial success, the years that followed witnessed wars and hostilities resulting in the town being neglected.  Windhoek was therefore founded a second time in 1890 by Major Curt von François of the Imperial German Army. 

Today, this capital city is famous for its hot springs (the source of its name), as well as for the German architecture and influence felt throughout.  Windhoek is considered unique amongst other African cities as it combines a mixture of African life with the infrastructure of a European city.  Churches and historical monuments coexist with craft markets and shebeens and Windhoek is home to Namibia’s brewing industry.  As more emphasis is being placed on Namibian culture and history like with the construction of the Independence Museum, Windhoek is becoming more than just a safari starting point on a Namibia tour. and is coming into its own as a tourist destination.

 


 

Namibia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Namibia vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Namibia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Namibia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Namibia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Namibia tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from  Namibia or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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