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Windhoek Travel Guide  

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Info about Windhoek

645 km2
1650 m

Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, lies at an altitude of 1650 metres in a pretty valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains in the south.
It is situated in almost the exact centre of Namibia.
Windhoek is the country's largest city and its administrative, communication, and economic centre. It is also one of the world's major trade centres for Karakul sheep skins.
At the end oh 19th century, Windhoek was the capital of the German colony of South West Africa. And the influence of the German language and culture is, after all this years, still alive: there are many German restaurants with traditional German dishes, beer, and even a German carnival. Moreover, Windhoek combines the modern city architectural style with that of the German colonial era.
Windhoek has an international airport 45 kilometres out of town.

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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : There are several examples of German wonderful colonial architecture in the city as the Tintenpalast (Ink Palace), which houses Namibia's parliament, or the Christuskirche (Christ Church) of the Lutheran parish from the year 1896. The Alte... more Feste (old fort) which now houses the National Museum and Schwerinsburb and Sanderburg, the two Windhoek castles built between 1913 and 1918. For those who love nature, the Etosha National Park, one of the most famous parks in the world, is, with no doubt, worth a visit.
Florian Aishe
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Whk is a beautiful city with its good natural structured landforms. The development of the city is growing too fast on a abnormal rate speed. City of whk need to reconstruct the city map to provide enough open spaces as... more landscaping design in case the city is growing and in the future to have a city of good impression and free impression relating the nature structure of the city with new/modern construction.
Not to be missed Shopping malls , Hilton hotel , beautiful people
Overall rating 1
Overall Guide : Windhoek is a small town, beautiful but scary . Windhoek has a beautiful Science and technology school, Polytechnic of Namibia which is now known as National University of Science and Technology. People are busy during the day at about 5.45... more all activities stop, you might even walk in the street alone, with just a few cars.
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Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Safety measures must be put in place, because one does not feel safe at at the the Capital city. More Police officers must be employed. The employment rate in the city is also very high. Self-help projects must be initiated... more especially for the youth. The tourism industry is grow, you can see tourism especially at city centre which is a good thing.
Level 12     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Solo, Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Create more entertainment options, educational and entertaining to keep the youth out of the street thus low crime rate. Also programs such as entrepreneurial programs will boost the realization to the need for self sufficiency which eventually turn to better... more living standards, higher life expectancy.
Not to be missed Mountains , Kapana
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Its a wonderful city. Very clean and well structured. wouldn't mind settling in this city... Transport is proper, air is good to breath in. its not over populated. People are wonderful and helpful. city police is always on guard, safe... more to settle in. accommodation is easy to find. entertainment is on point.
Eveline Smith
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : In my opinion WHK lack has a lack of safe wellcoming entertainment. Transport i would say is ok, if you consider local taxis only, there rest are overprised. There is a need to see the police around more, to get... more the sense of feeling safe. It is affordable.
Not to be missed Katutura , visits to farms , Mountains
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Very useful, and enjoyable place to be, tourist attraction, more free space, and is very very safe and is the clean city in the word, an most park just like paradise, although you can genelate income even if you are... more not working
Not to be missed the city is green , good transpotation
Lafimana Ndevahoma
Level 14     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : If you are walking, always be on the look out for harmful and unwanted company. Its best not to speak to strangers unless you realy feel safe and do not carry your valuables around or else keep them out of... more sight.
Marius Visser
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Not a bad place. Need a greater variety of entertainment spots, needs to work on public transport. rather safe for tourists, too much development. City is very clean in comparison to the rest of Africa ... can be a bit... more on the costly side
Not to be missed Christus kirche , botanical gardens , alte feste
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