Windhoek has a number of attractions that are well worth exploring, and staying in this town for a few days will be quite rewarding for a traveller!
The Namibia Craft Centre
The Namibia Craft Centre, located within the Old Breweries complex is your go-to souvenir shop. Located right in the middle of the town, close to many popular hotels in Windhoek that are opted for by travellers like Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino, this place is home to over 40 shops. Of course, prices are higher and haggling is not the way to go, but you can be sure of buying quality items and some of the best crafts in the country.
Explore the Katutura Township
The name Katutura translates to ‘the place where people do not want to live’, due to an unhappy yet interesting history attached to it. A 4-hour bicycle tour is your easiest way of exploring this town, which is great for understanding local lifestyles found in Windhoek.
Visit the Independence Memorial Museum
This museum archives the end of an era and displays a remarkable collection of paintings, educational displays and local artefacts. Here, you can understand how strong the resistance to colonisation was and how hard the battle for racial freedom was fought.
Relish the National Botanic Garden of Namibia
Spread out across about 13 hectares of greener land, the National Botanic Garden of Namibia is located within walking distance of the city centre. Explore the self-guided trails and gain knowledge with the brochures on offer at the help desk.
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