Holidays to Windhoek & surrounds while mostly stop-overs still hold a number of quirks to encourage exploring. Namibia's capital, Windhoek is a small city of curious contrasts; blending modern skyscrapers with historic German buildings from the turn of the century and busy African street markets. You will find a pretty backdrop to the city bustle with the Eros Mountains rising in the north east and the Auas Mountains standing to the south east.
Go shopping along Independence Avenue or enjoy some sight-seeing, visiting Windhoek's State Museum: The Old Fort, and the distinctive Church of Christ. Windhoek's sidewalk cafés are a special feature, where Namibian-style breakfasts known as Frühschoppen can be enjoyed with a glass of chilled, sparkling wine or draught beer. Also recommended is a township tour in nearby Katutura; it's a great place to experience the different cultural groups of Namibia.
The area around the city is also a great place to explore. The Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, while being Namibia's smallest game park, is situated so close to Windhoek if you are staying longer in the city it is well worth a visit. While the park is not home to any large predators a variety of plains game and over 200 species of birdlife call the reserve home.
Slightly further out from Windhoek, the GocheGanas Private Wildlife Reserve & Spa offers not only incredible scenery and wildlife but luxury accommodation and a place to relax as well. Only 29 kilometres from the city, the 6000 hectare resort offers a number of grazers along with a white rhino family.
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