Famed to be one of the smallest capital cities in the world with a population of just 234,000, Windhoek offers you all the basic needs for a first night in Namibia after your long international flight over.

You are going to fly into Hosea Kutako, the only international airport which is a very pretty 45-minute drive outside of town. Windhoek has a second, smaller airport for domestic flights called Eros, which is centrally located and the usual ‘starting’ point for your flying safari!

The city itself has some fascinating buildings with typical German architecture. If you did have extra time in this layover spot, you could visit the National Botanical Gardens which has the densest stand of mountain aloes in Namibia, flowering in April and May. The restaurants in town are pretty good with delicious game meat on offer to those who fancy trying it… though it works better at the beginning before you’ve seen them all in real life!

What to do

  • Relax after a long flight
  • Eat some yummy cuisine