Windhoek Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Kalahari Desert

The famous Kalahari Desert spans some 900,000 square kilometers of desolation between the borders Namibia and Botswana. Its semi-arid savannah is home to ...  Read more

Quiver Tree Forest

A magical forest containing one of the continent’s most iconic trees lies just north of Keetmanshoop in the southern region of Karas. Some 250 Aloe ...  Read more

Sossusvlei

This salt and clay pan surrounded by towering red dunes just may be one of the most photographed spots in all of Namibia. Located in the southern tip of the ...  Read more

Etosha National Park

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In 1907, the arid plains and vast savannahs in Namibia’s northwest Kunene region were designated as the country’s second game reserve. Today, what’s known as ...  Read more

Deadvlei

Petrified forests are a hallmark of any great American road trip. But in the desolate landscapes of sparsely populated Namibia, it’s the picturesque backdrop ...  Read more

Duwisib Castle

Namibia may be a relatively young country, but there’s still plenty of history in this South African nation. Duwisib Castle, located on the edge of the Namib ...  Read more

Fish River Canyon

For all its beauty, Namibia can still be a rather unforgiving place. And while the vast deserts and arid plains of this diverse nation have challenged even ...  Read more

Katutura Township

In the local language of Otjiherero Katutura means “The place where people do not want to live”. In 1961, when apartheid practices took hold and black ...  Read more

Kuiseb Pass

Namibia is known for its vast savannahs and open plains, but as visitors inch closer to the north, deeper in the south and further to the west they’ll find ...  Read more

National Museum of Namibia

The national Museum of Namibia may house an impressive collection of historical artifacts including items that date back to when this young country was known ...  Read more

Okahandja

Located 70 kilometers north of Windhoek, the city of Okahandja is home to roughly 24,000 Namibians. Commonly referred to as the Garden Town of Namibia, ...  Read more

Sesriem Canyon

In a country known for its deserts, Sesriem Canyon holds the unique distinction of being one of the few areas in Namibia to hold water year round. The ...  Read more

Solitaire

Though not much of a destination, the small settlement of Solitaire still gets its share of travelers. Located on the well-worn road from Sossusvlei and ...  Read more

Spreetshoogte Pass

Spreetshoogte Pass, a high mountain road that links the Namib Desert to the Khomas Highland, is Namibia’s steepest pass and offers travelers an impressive ...  Read more

Tsauchab River

In the dry deserts of Namibia bodies of water are a rare but welcome sight. The Tsauchab River, located in the Naukluft Mountains, carved its way through the ...  Read more

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