Windhoek is a Gateway to the Best of Namibia

The best way to explore what is unique about the different African countries is to choose to visit their unique cities that represent their history and culture in the best way. Windhoek is a proclaimed city of the country of Namibia. It is also a gateway to other places in the country and acts as legislative and administrative center of the country. The city, however, has a horde of attractions to showcase to visitors as well.

The city is a melting pot of culture. Travelers will find people of different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds living here such as Afrikaans, Nama, San, Buster, Damara, Owambo, Kavango and even Germans. The city has several buildings that showcase German architecture as is evidence of many streets here having German names. This capital city has all the amenities and luxuries that tourists can expect in a modern urban landscape, but it is close to the African wildlife wonders of the country as well.

When you take a short drive out of the city you will find the widespread Savannah grasslands. Here there are several wildlife reserves where you can choose your choice of activities or safari events as well as accommodation of your choice by the wilderness. You can choose to live in luxury or take part in authentic backpacking experiences. There is an international airport that is about 45 km from Windhoek, known as the Hosea Kutako International Airport. It is a hub for flights that come in from different destinations including Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Cape Town and others.

Christ Church is a landmark church to see in Windhoek. Built in the early part of the twentieth century, the clock tower and its stained glass windows are its main architectural aspects. Alte Feste can be your next stop when you are seeing all the tourist attractions in the city. It is an old fortress which houses a national museum and there is a famous statue depicting a soldier on a horse. Being close to the grasslands you can discover the game trails and wildlife at the Daan Viljoen Game Reserve.