Windhoek Holidays

Namibia’s capitol is also the country’s largest and busiest city, yet retains a delightful vibe you’d expect to find only in a smaller town. Visitors flying into Namibia will probably spend their first day or days here and can enjoy the multitude of cultural and historical sites the city has …

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How to get to Windhoek

Here's what you need to know about getting to Windhoek. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Windhoek takes 14 hours, 10 minutes.

When to go to Windhoek

Typical Holiday Price

£831 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Windhoek varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Windhoek.

Where to stay in Windhoek

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Windhoek, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Windhoek

Silke Schreuder | Trip by Skyscannerbwana tucke tucke sightseeing tour
bwana tucke tucke sightseeing tour
birgitkg | FlickrTransNamib Transport Museum
TransNamib Transport Museum
Draha Kellnerová | Trip by SkyscannerNational Art Gallery of Namibia
National Art Gallery of Namibia
Raymond June | FlickrNational Museum of Namibia
National Museum of Namibia

Reviews of Windhoek

Summer Wilms
Summer WilmsFremantle

Windhoek's downtown is an easy place to get around and, unlike a lot of African cities, is quite attractive. For the most part, it feels pretty safe, too. There's a ton of restaurants - from fast food to fine dining. There lots of tour operators who can hook you up with some awesome tours to the parks and attractions in other parts of the country. There are a few different malls with great shops to stock up on supplies, and a Cymot - Greensport which carries awesome camping and 4x4 gear.

Megan Lee
Megan LeeBerkeley

Windhoek is a smaller city, but the perfect hub for doing some awesome backwoods exploring of the African wilderness. You can hop from Swakopmund on the coast, Etosha game park and the Okavanga Delta in the North, and Luderitz and Sossusvlei in the south all from this charming city (er, glorified town). Namibia is a very stable and safe country to travel in. It's unique history, including separating officially from South Africa in the 1990's, means an opportunity to witness a country still establishing itself and creating an independent identity. It is heavily influenced from past Afrikaner and Dutch colonists, so its not unusual to find white Africans here. It also has a large Christian population. The Owambo people make up the largest ethnic group in Namibia, but each of the 11 tribes each have a rich cultural identity. It really is something you have to see for yourself! Enjoy Namibia, I miss it!

Nomadic by Nature
Nomadic by NatureNairobi

I never fully wrapped my head around this place. Super high unemployment, but a clean modern city, the often seems deserted.

J Vasconcelos
J Vasconcelos

I love Namibia! A lot of nature, a lot of good food, very intense. I did not like the transportation system (paid ride) that gives a little fear but then gets used to it.

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