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How to Spend 1 Day in Windhoek

How to Spend 1 Day in Windhoek

Most travelers tend to pass through Windhoek on their way to Namibia’s national parks, but the capital city is more than just a stepping stone. With some planning, you can get an overview of the city’s history and culture in just 24 hours. Here’s how.

Morning: Hit the Highlights

Begin your day with a city tour to get your bearings in Windhoek; take advantage of tours that include hotel pickup to avoid having to find a meeting point. Tours allow you to benefit from the background knowledge of a guide as you tick off historical highlights such as Christ Church, Alte Feste, and Tintenpalast. After your orientation, widen your perspective during a visit to Katutura’s local markets for a taste of Namibian street food. Some itineraries also stop at a local NGO for insight into Windhoek’s past and future.

Afternoon: Nature Near the City

Discover Windhoek’s natural surrounds on an afternoon tour to a nature reserve, which proves ideal for time-constrained travelers. Sanctuaries such as Okapuka Ranch, Düsternbrook Guest Farm, Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, and Naankuse Lodge offer nature trails and game drives, and increase your chances of spotting native wildlife without requiring you to travel deep into the Namibian countryside. Typically, half-day tours include round-trip transfers from your hotel, which saves you the stress of car hire. 

Night: Namibian Nightlife

Whether you’re after quiet drinks in the city or an after-dark soirée, Windhoek has it all. The Boiler Room is among Windhoek’s trendiest spaces, offering music, drinks, and dancing well into the wee hours. If you’re after something swankier, the hotels and restaurants around Windhoek Central provide plenty of upscale options, while Katutura’s Eveline Street is a  lively local hotspot.

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Cats Unlimited & Game Drive

Cats Unlimited & Game Drive

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Travel from Windhoek to Durstenbrook Guest Farm for an afternoon of big game spotting. On the Cats Unlimited drive, watch as cheetahs and leopards are fed their dinner. Then embark on an afternoon game drive to view wildebeest, springbok, kudu, oryx, giraffe, and more. Last but not least, visit the on-site dam to see the resident hippo herd wallow in the mud.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.55
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Half-Day Windhoek City and Township Cultural Tour

Half-Day Windhoek City and Township Cultural Tour

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From the Parliament Gardens to Lover's Hill, Windhoek has plenty of attractions to offer its visitors. Tour the city's most famous landmarks, as well as some of its best kept secrets, on this tour Windhoek and Katutura, a township that holds tight to tradition and represents the broad diversity of Namibian culture.
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  • 3 hours
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Windhoek City Tour

Windhoek City Tour

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Hit the highlights of history-packed Windhoek on this in-depth, half-day tour—the perfect introduction to the Namibian capital. Get an enriching overview of the city’s major sights, from early 20th-century Heinitzburg Castle to the German-built Alte Feste, or Old Fort. You’ll also enjoy plenty of time to mix with locals in the city’s sprawling residential districts, with a stop for Namibian street food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.07
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Carnivore Feeding Tour

Carnivore Feeding Tour

Get out of the city and experience the chance to see the predators up close. These animals are known as 'ambassador' animals. Unable to be released back into the wild for a number of reasons, these animals now call N/a'ankuse home, and allow N/a'ankuse to educate tourists and locals alike all about their habits and behaviours whilst taking some photos from up close.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Windhoek City and township Cultural Tour

Windhoek City and township Cultural Tour

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The bustling capital city of Namibia, Windhoek is the country’s hub for history, politics, and growth. On this guided tour, see historic monuments and cultural centers that are often overlooked by tourists just passing through. Visit Lover’s Hill for a view of the city, admire handmade crafts, and share a traditional meal—all while learning about the dynamic history of Namibia.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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City and Township Tour

City and Township Tour

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Booking with Quest transfer and tours and we will provide you an untold Historical stories about Namibia, you will blending with our locals you get to have a unique atmosphere, safe and secure environment with us. Enjoy free tastes of some fried beef in the open market. Namibia has good people all over and with Quest transfer and tours you will get to meet some locals that will share their stories with you at no costs and so much more to experience with Quest transfer and tours Book now .
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  • 3 hours
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Half day Game Drive at okapuka Ranch

Half day Game Drive at okapuka Ranch

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With all the wildlife and nature in Namibia its not always necessary to travel too far to see wild animals instead you could only use 4 hours of your time on a 30 km drive to see breathtaking animals, at okapuka ranch is one of the closes to the City center of Windhoek. While waiting for your game drive to start sit back and enjoy the amazing view at the bar.
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  • 2 hours
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