Windhoek Info

A Directory on Accommodation, Restaurants, Activities and Businesses in Windhoek, Namibia


General Information

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and is located in a basin between the Khomas Highland,  Auas and Eros Mountains.  Windhoek sits 1,680m above sea level, 650km north of the Orange River and 360km from the Atlantic seaboard.

Windhoek has a unique charm due to its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people. It serves as a strategic point from which to conduct business, or to embark on your Namibian adventure.



Windhoek has many historical buildings dating back to German colonial rule.   The city centre is characterised by a proliferation of German style buildings, a lasting reminder of Namibia's early colonial history. Early buildings such as the Alte Feste (old fort), Christuskirche and Tintenpalast (the parliament buildings) are of particular historical interest.

Visitors can enjoy Windhoek’s city tours to places of interest, such as the Museum, the National Art Gallery, the "Tintenpalast", the National Botanical Research Institute (and its gardens) and the Zoo Gardens.  The National Botanical Garden of Namibia (NBGN) in the heart of Windhoek is undoubtedly one of the capital’s gems. Situated on the slopes of a hill that forms a natural divide between the city center and the suburb of Klein Windhoek, it was proclaimed a conservation area in 1969. In 1990 the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) moved to the site above the garden

Pavement displays of African drums and woodcarvings from the north contrast with elegant shops offering sophisticated Swakara garments and Namibian gemstones set in individually designed jewelry. While some shops display clothing, silver and glassware imported from Europe, others stock casual and colorful garments from West Africa.

Surrounding Windhoek you will see Africa's savannah all around!  There are plenty of  Wildlife reserves in the area.



Accommodation in and around Windhoek include hotels, guesthouses, B&B’s, Game Lodges and camping. Windhoek has a variety of accommodation options for traveler. The accommodation directory is a great way to find the perfect place to stay in this vibrant city. With its wide range of accommodation options, Windhoek is sure to have something that will fit your individual needs and budget.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Windhoek.


Top 10 fun things to do with kids in Windhoek

  • Explore Daan Viljoen Game Reserve: Just a short drive from Windhoek, Daan Viljoen Game Reserve is a fantastic spot for a family day out. Kids will love spotting wildlife like zebras, giraffes, and various bird species while hiking the trails or enjoying a picnic.


  • Visit the National Botanic Garden: The National Botanic Garden is a serene escape within the city. Families can wander through beautifully landscaped gardens showcasing Namibia's diverse flora. It's an excellent place for children to learn about local plants and enjoy the fresh air.


  • Discover History at the Independence Memorial Museum: Introduce kids to Namibia’s history at the Independence Memorial Museum. The interactive exhibits and striking architecture make learning about the country's journey to independence both educational and entertaining.


  • Climb Heroes' Acre: For panoramic views of Windhoek and an educational experience, visit Heroes' Acre. The monument commemorates Namibia’s freedom fighters and provides a great opportunity for kids to learn about the nation's heroes while enjoying a scenic hike.


  • Enjoy the Eros Mountain Hike: Eros Mountains offer an accessible hiking adventure for families. The trails vary in difficulty, making it suitable for kids of different ages. The views from the top are rewarding, and the experience fosters a love for nature and outdoor activities.


  • Wander the Craft Market: Exploring local craft markets is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Kids will enjoy browsing handmade crafts, trying local snacks, and watching artisans at work. It’s a perfect way to immerse in Namibian culture.


  • Visit Parliament Gardens: Parliament Gardens is a lovely green space in the heart of Windhoek. Families can relax, play, and enjoy the well-maintained gardens. The historic statues and the old parliament building provide a backdrop of cultural interest.


  • Play at the Playgrounds: Windhoek has several public playgrounds where kids can let off steam. These parks often feature swings, slides, and open spaces for running and playing, providing a great way for children to socialize and stay active.


  • Go Bird Watching: Bird watching in Windhoek can be a thrilling activity. Places like the Avis Dam and various nature reserves around the city are perfect spots to observe a variety of bird species, fostering a love for wildlife and conservation in kids.


  • Have a Family Picnic: Take advantage of Windhoek’s sunny climate by having a family picnic in one of the city's many parks or nature reserves. Bring along some local delicacies and enjoy a day of relaxation, games, and quality family time.