The influence of the German language and culture is in many sectors still present. There are German restaurants, one can have German bread and beer and even celebrate the German carnival. Almost everywhere one can get by in German, though the official language is English. Afrikaans is also spoken (it used to be the official language during the South African mandate) and African languages as well.
Windhoek disposes of an international airport and offers a great variety of hotels, guest houses, safari and tour operators and car rentals. More information and travel tips on the Windhoek Info page.
Capital of Namibia
Namibia's capital of Windhoek is with its 150,000 inhabitants the biggest city in the country. The pretty town, beautifully situated in a valley, combines the architecture of a modern city with numerous buildings in the style of the German colonial era.
Top: The protestant "Christuskirche" and the horseman monument in Windhoek. Below: View of Windhoek. Left: Windhoek's Independence Avenue with colonial and modern buildings.