About Windhoek


Let's have a look around into background of Windhoek
  • Country: Namibia
  • Latitude: -22.57
  • Longitude: 17.0836111
  • Time zone: Africa/Windhoek
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Weather in Windhoek

  • Climate: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: May to October

Location

Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area, at around 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) above sea level, almost exactly at the country's geographical centre. The population of Windhoek in 2011 was 325,858, growing continually due to an influx from all over Namibia.

Distance from Windhoek center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Windhoek Eros Airport (ERS / FYWE).

  • Driving Distance: 3 miles / 5 km
  • Driving Time: 16 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Afrikaans languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Windhoek Eros Airport
  • Rail: TransNamib.
  • Road: Bus: AT&T Monnakgotla Bus and Intercape.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: N$30 - N$50
  • Housekeeper: N$00 per Day
  • Concierge: N$100

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: N$30 - N$50

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Okahandja,
  • Rehoboth,
  • Otjimbingwe

Emergency Contact Numbers in Windhoek city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: +264 (61) [21-1111/1-0111/21-1111]
  • Railroad: +264 61 298 1111
  • Airport: +264 61 295 5500 (Windhoek Eros Airport)
  • Hospital: +264 61 203 3111 (Windhoek Central Hospital)

Events

  • OktoberFest
  • Bank Windhoek Art Festival
  • Kuska Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Daan Viljoen Game Reserve
  • Christ Church
  • Reiterdenkmal

Theatre & Concerts

  • Ster-Kinekor Maerua
  • National Theater of Namibia
  • Warehouse Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Windhoek

  • The Stellenbosch Wine Bar and Bistro
  • Joe's Beer House
  • The Social

Top Shopping Centers in Windhoek

  • The Grove Mall of Namibia
  • Maerua Mall
  • Wernhil Park Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Alte Feste
  • Owela Museum
  • National Art Gallery of Namibia

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Apple Crumble– Craft Cafe Windhoek
  • Pasta – Sardinia Blue Olive
  • Lamb Shoulder – The Olive Restaurant

Sports Club

  • Welwitchias – Rugby
  • African Stars F.C. – Football
  • Black Africa F.C. – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 21.98 N$
  • Taxi: 9.97 N$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 15,703.57 N$
  • Cheap meal: 99.72 N$
  • Gasoline: 11.50 N$ / litre
  • 3 course meal: 448.75 N$
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