Flight tickets from Upington to Windhoek

Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, is an exciting destination offering tourists a unique blend of African, German and Afrikaner influences. Its vibrant culture, buzzing nightlife and diverse population draw visitors from around the world to this unique city. Whether you’re interested in African wildlife, European architecture or modern, fun-filled adventure, Windhoek has something to offer. This guide will provide an overview of the city and all the wonderful things it has to offer. We'll cover everything from Windhoek's culture and entertainment, to its incredible sights, attractions, and must-do activities for tourists. Stay tuned and get ready to plan your next trip to Windhoek!

Getting to Know Windhoek

Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia and lies in the centre of the country. It is home to around 330,000 people, according to the 2020 census. Windhoek lies in the Central African Time Zone (CAT), and the official language of the country is English, although most people also speak Afrikaans, German and Oshiwambo. The official currency of Windhoek and the rest of Namibia is the Namibian Dollar, or NAD, which is tied to the South African Rand. All major credit cards can be used in Windhoek, with American Express and Visa being the most widely accepted.

Climate and Weather

Windhoek is the capital city of the Republic of Namibia and is the largest city in the country. The climate of Windhoek is semi-arid with a desert climate. This means that the city experiences little rainfall. The average annual rainfall is only 24mm, most of which falls during the summer months of November, December, and January. The sunshine also varies throughout the year, but is generally between 8 to 10 hours per day year round. Summers tend to be hot and dry and winters can be cold and dry, with temperatures that can sometimes drop below zero during these months. Despite the dry climate, Windhoek is green and natural due to the excavation of several large dams throughout the area.

Touring Windhoek: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Windhoek: Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDH) and Eros Airport (IATA: ERS). You can take a taxi from the main airport (Hosea Kutako International) to downtown Windhoek. The taxi fare generally costs around N$75 - N$90 (approximately US$5.25 - US$6.35). Yes, you can change money at Windhoek Airport. There are several ATMs and exchange bureaus located at both airports.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Windhoek

  1. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia, located in the central highlands of the country. It was established as a German fort in 1890 and is known for its rich colonial-era Germanic architecture
  2. Windhoek is a multicultural city where several different languages, cultures, and ethnicities intersect. Here you can find a beautiful assortment of African, German, and Himba people.
  3. Traditional Himba art, music, and culture can be found all over the city, and is a popular draw for visitors to Windhoek. Additionally, the eastern part of the city has several interesting historical sites, such as the Palace of Justice and the Christuskirche, which were constructed by the German colonists in the early 1900s and reflect an interesting mix of cultures

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