Windhoek is not your typical African city. A solid infrastructure and a high level of cleanliness and efficiency give Windhoek quite a European feel. The eclectic mix of Namibian people and the abundant sunshine however remind you that you are in Africa. Windhoek is in the process of building its own identity on the structures left in place by foreign powers. The traces of German colonial rule are still present and Windhoek s architecture is a heterogeneous mix of early 20th century buildings like the Tintenpalast and new additions like the Independence Museum. For Namibia s visitors Windhoek is the one place to plan routes shop and make bookings. Namibia s capital is also connects busses to South Africa the Victoria Falls and larger cities in Southern Africa. Hosea Kutako International Airport connects Windhoek to smaller airports and landing strips throughout the country. Hosea Kutako is also welcomes the majority of Namibia s overseas visitors. While Windhoek is a convenient start- and endpoint to travels in Namibia there are enough reasons to linger for a day or two. A wealth of historic buildings and museums makes for an interesting tour of the city. The Namibia Crafts Centre is a must for those interested in gift shopping and local products and cultural tours to Katutura are a highly recommended experience. Windhoek also has Namibia s highest concentration of international restaurants offering cuisine from Namibia Germany and the rest of the world. Accommodation in Windhoek ranges from vibey backpackers to luxurious hotels in colonial castles.
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