Windhoek the capital city, embodies the eclectic nature of Namibia.
Windhoek lies in what is gateway to the Central Region – and in fact the entire Namibia. There are many quaint examples of German colonial architecture interspersed with high rise modern buildings.
Highlights in the region
- Windhoek, capital city of Namibia
- Okonjima and Africat Foundation (a must!)
- Waterberg Plateau
- The Kalahari Quiver Tree forests
Windhoek is the commercial hub of the country with excellent accommodation and shopping – and of course it is the aerial gateway to Namibia.
Situated at an altitude of 5,500 feet one arrives in Windhoek and starts to experience a taste of things to come – surrounded by the Auas Mountains to the south east, the Eros Mountains to the north east, and the Khomas Hochland to the west.
From this central point the incredible diversity of this land lies within striking distance – from the Kalahari in the south east, the CanyonFish River , the great Namib – oldest of all deserts, the imposing Waterberg plateau in the north, the Skeleton Coast, Etosha, Damaraland, Caprivi – all exotic names which tickle the taste buds of any would be adventurer!
Be aware; if you intend self driving Namibia, the distances are vast and many of the roads are unpaved. Always obey the speed limit – the unpaved roads can be a sobering jolt to those not familiar with these conditions. Never drive at night in the rural areas! You wont be the first to have collided with a large antelope like the Kudu.