Windhoek - A Bustling Capital
Windhoek, the country's capital, is a bustling metropolis that is unexpectedly neat and orderly - though this is perhaps less surprising when one considers it was a German territory for many years. Sitting at an altitude of 1 600 m (5 250 feet), Windhoek lies in a picturesque valley and its buildings combine modern city architecture with that of the German colonial era. The German presence can be strongly felt in the food, restaurants and, of course, the beer. The Namibian beer is said to be the best in Africa and is brewed in Windhoek.
- Clean, neat and safe city
- Excellent shopping
- Explore the nearby Spitzkoppe - an eerie formation of rocks revered by the San Bushmen
- The Ink Palace (Tintenpalast) now houses Namibia's parliament
- The Lutheran church (Christuskirche)
- The old fort (Alte Feste)
- The impressive Supreme Court
From N$ 630
Olive Grove is an upmarket establishment in a quiet, peaceful area close to the city centre. Eleven ensuite rooms all feature satellite television and air conditioning. Whilst each room caters for every need of the most discerning traveller, the emphasis remains one of simplicity and elegance.
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Spend a night with the San Bushmen
Enter the fascinating world of the San people on this overnight experience. Journey from Windhoek to the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Enjoy a walk with a tracker and learn about traditional ways of hunting and collecting food. Visit a San village for a glimpse into their daily lives before you join in an evening celebration of singing and dancing around a roaring fire.
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