Is it worth booking a flight to Windhoek? Definitely. Book a flight to Hosea Kutako International Airport and visit Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, and the cultural, political, economic and social centre. Windhoek is a one-of-a-kind holiday destination as well as an ideal stop-over destination before starting your adventure into the desert.
If you are English-speaking – no problem, seeing English is the official language of Namibia. But, at the same time, Afrikaans and German are also spoken in the city.
One of the best places to visit in Windhoek is the Oshetu Community Market in Single Quarters, where you can taste local delicacies such as fish, dried spinach and the well-known Mopane worms. Nevertheless, the real attraction at the market is ‘kapana’ or meat grilled over open fires in many stalls.
If you like visiting historic landmarks and buildings, then Windhoek, which still reflects the German culture of many years ago, has much to offer. Christuskirche, a German Lutheran Church completed in 1910, is an iconic landmark in the city.
Opposite Christuskirche is the must-see Independence Memorial Museum and the Alte Feste. The Alte Feste is a fort and the oldest building in Windhoek, which is a national monument.
The Okahandja Cultural Village, not far from Okahandja and north of Windhoek, will reveal to you the values and traditions of the different cultures. Traditional huts of seven of Namibia’s cultural groups, namely, the Owambo, Damara, San, Tswana, Caprivian, Himba, and Herero, call Okahandja Cultural Village home.
Discover the fascinating city of Windhoek, its diverse, friendly people and its unique character.
How long is a flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek?
A direct flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes long.
What airline would I book with for flights to Windhoek?
Currently, Airlink and Ethiopian Airways regularly fly between South Africa and Namibia. Nevertheless, please feel free to contact our friendly Travel Experts or get up to date flight schedules and prices on our website because air travel is dynamic in nature.
What are the top holiday attractions in Windhoek?
There are fascinating attractions to visit in Windhoek. Oshetu Community Market, Alte Feste, Christuskirche, Independence Memorial Museum, Namibia Breweries, Okahandja Cultural Village are several of the many popular attractions in Windhoek.
What should I know regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and flights to Windhoek?
COVID-19 travel requirements, such as COVID-19 tests and quarantining, might often change, which is why we recommend that you please contact us or browse our website for the latest travel requirements.
Do I need a visa for Windhoek?
No, a tourist visa is not needed for a stay of up to 90 days in Windhoek.
How do I check the status of my flight to Windhoek?
You can also usually check the status of your flight on airlines’ websites.
Do I need to do online check-in for my flight to Windhoek?
Checking in for a flight online is convenient and offered by many airlines. However, you can also check-in at the airport at the relevant airline’s check-in counter.
What does Windhoek mean?
Windhoek means ‘wind-corner’ in Afrikaans.
What is Windhoek most famous for now?
Opinions vary on the subject. Some believe that Windhoek is most famous for the brand of beer that carries its namesake, which Namibia Breweries has been making since 1920, using the 1516 German purity law called Reinheitsgebot.