Windhoek

Overall Score

2.9

Windhuk – the capital, the largest city, the center of the economic and cultural life of Namibia. The city is located in the heart of the country, in an open countryside at an altitude of more than 1,600 meters. Winshack is surrounded from the south, east, and west by mountains that prevent the cold winds from blowing through Antarctica. Thats why the temperatures are so high for such high altitudes. Its cool at night, but not freezing. Even during the season, there are few sprinklers, which prevents the city from being greened without a special irrigation system. The settlement of the village of Vindehuk appeared in the European colonization. In the beginning, near the geomalic springs, the tribes of the Gerasenes settled here and were evacuated by the Romans. It is known that the tribes named their settlements based on the vicinity of springs – Ai-Games (&quo;Hot Spring») and Otjomomouise («Place of Para»). In the mid-19th century, the settlement was called Wínhók, which means in African language, Wínhók, which means wind angle. The city began in 1890, when the German colonists made Wínihók the capital of the German Democratic Republic-Western Africa. In 1915, Namibia was occupied by the British, and for 75 years Wínihók was the capital of the subordinate territory (de facto – of the colony) of the SAR. Since 1990 – the capital of an independent country of Cuba.

In Guichouk has developed dynamically both economically and socially and culturally. It is home to the countrys main industries (or their headquarters), museums, galleries, and educational institutions, including the first national university in Namibia.

Tourist buildings of the German period are of interest in Vínhodák: The German stronghold, which has a National Flag hoisting, three small castles at the top of the fringe mountains, and a living Lutheran church (1910). The World of Nature is displayed in the National Botanical Garden, and the National Gallery features original works by Bashminian craftsmen and artists. The most prestigious establishment in Winchuck is Joes Beer House, which serves not only hot drinks but also local specialties in a traditional African house.

Its the most popular place in Winchuck.

100 USD = 1,608.79 NAD

Overall Score

2.9
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 330,000 people
  • GDP: $4,415 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 4 Mbps
  • Best wireless: MTC
  • Tipping: Tipping is not compulsory but is enthusiastically received if you are happy with the service and are happy to tip. We recommend that you tip your specialist guide at the end of your stay in camp; as a rough guideline you might want to tip from N$100 per guest per day.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coworking space: Regus
  • Best hospital: Rhino Park Private Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Air Namibia
  • Best intl air carrier: Air Namibia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1100
  • Monthly costs for family: $2200
  • Monthly costs for local: $650
  • Meal: $5.5
  • Small Cola: $0.9
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3
  • Coffee: $1.9


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