Namibia’s colonial German heritage is evident in the capital city, where neo-baroque cathedrals and castles sit next to steel-and-glass high rises. Colour is everywhere.
Windhoek doesn’t look like your typical African capital. Not only is it quite safe, but it is also free from the architectural clutter found in so many other major cities across the continent. However, whereas Windhoek feels almost provincial in comparison to Johannesburg or Lagos, in Namibia it stands as a strong testament to modernity in a sparsely-populated country.
If you devote 48 hours to Windhoek, you’ll be sure to fall in love with its laid-back charm, its uncluttered colonial-meets-African architecture, its residents, and its posh bars and restaurants, sprinkled across the eastern suburbs.