Flight tickets from Richards Bay to Windhoek

Welcome to Windhoek, capital of the Republic of Namibia. This vibrant city is a historic hub located in the highlands of Central Namibia and offers something for everyone. From the colorful mix of cultures and languages to the wonderful architecture, Windhoek is a place to explore and discover. Here visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, from sightseeing to shopping, or simply lounge and relax. Whether you choose to traverse the wide expanse of safari parks, or enjoy a tranquil night strolling the streets, Windhoek has something for every taste. Get ready to experience a city steeped in colonial and modern African culture, and unique landmarks that make Windhoek a must-see destination.

Getting to Know Windhoek

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and is home to around 325,000 people. It is the largest and most populous city in the country and its time zone is Central Africa Time (CAT). English is the official language of Namibia but Afrikaans, German and Oshiwambo are also widely spoken in Windhoek. The Namibian Dollar is the official currency of the country, and this currency is accepted in the Windhoek city limits.

Climate and Weather

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, is situated in a dry, semi-arid desert climate. Windhoek has a generally sunny climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year and a marked dry season from April to November. During this time of the year, barely any rainfall is recorded, with only occasional thunderstorms occurring during peak summer months in October and November. The hottest months are usually December and January, with average daily maximum temperatures of 25–30ºC (77–86ºF). Temperatures are cooler during the dry season, and nights are usually very comfortable throughout the year, with average minimum temperatures in the range of 10–15ºC (50–59ºF). Humidity levels in Windhoek remain low throughout the year, often falling below 10% at night.

Touring Windhoek: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Windhoek: 1. Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) 2. Eros Airport (ERS) You can travel from the Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) to downtown in Windhoek by either taxi or shuttle service. The cost of a taxi ride is approximately NAD 170 (USD 11), depending on where in downtown windhoek you are travelling to. Shuttle service is more economical, costing NAD 40 (USD 2.5). Yes, you can change money at Windhoek airport. There is a bank branch in the airport with change and ATM services.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Windhoek

  1. Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia and has a rich cultural heritage dating back to the 18th century when it was first founded by German settlers.
  2. The city is home to various ethnic groups, including Oshiwambo, Damara, Nama, Herero, Afrikaans, Germans, and more.
  3. Windhoek is known for its vibrant art galleries, museums, historical buildings and sites, and a range of multicultural cuisine

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