WINDHOEK: YOUR CITY GUIDE
Here’s a selection of the best sundowner spots, plus a list of great restaurants, and cultural and outdoor activities in and around the capital
Windhoek is a friendly, cosmopolitan city that can keep you busy for days. Here’s your guide to the best of everything, from sunset spots and restaurants to activities.
With fewer than 350 000 residents and a modest city centre, Windhoek can’t help but feel like a dorp. No matter where you’re going, it’s rarely more than a 15-minute drive to your destination.
It’s a cosmopolitan mix: Afrikaans, German, English, Herero and many other languages co-exist on the street. One night, at the Warehouse Theatre, while I waited for the kapana I’d ordered – a local meat dish – an Ovambo waiter walked past singing along to Bok van Blerk’s song “Vodka en OJ”...
The Chinese influence in Windhoek is also clear: a sign in Sam Nujoma Avenue near the Yang Tze restaurant advertises karate lessons with sensei Theo de Kock.
The street names draw my attention: In the suburb of Katutura I see a Beijing Street; there’s a Beethoven Strasse elsewhere. But my favourite has to be the intersection of Rugby and Netbal streets.
This guide covers the best spots in Windhoek to watch a sunset, grab a meal, stretch your legs and enjoy some local cultural events.
CITYSCAPE. From the Hilton Windhoek Skybar, you can see the Christuskirche (1), Zoo Park (2), the Supreme Court (3), the new Independence Memorial Museum building (4) and the old German fort Alte Feste (5).