Friday, May 8, 2015

Walk Through Windhoek

Windhoek lies in an airy basin in the central highlands, surrounded by the Auas Mountains in the south-east, the Eros Mountains in the north-east and the Khomas Hochland mountains in the west.

Walk Through Windhoek

If you're keen on walking and would like to orient yourself in the capital, a leisurely circular route starting and ending at the golden Independence Museum in Robert Mugabe avenue will give you a good idea of what the city has to offer.


Situated on the Corner of Fidel Castro Street and Robert Mugabe Avenue. Built by Tunschel and Wilke to accommodate the Lutheran congregation. Drecker laid the original sandstone in 1886. This striking landmark is now a historical monument.

Alte Feste  

In Robert Mugabe Avenue, this is one of the oldest buildings in Windhoek, with its cornerstone laid in 1890. It served as a military headquarters in 1915 and then as a hostel for the Windhoek High School in 1935. In 1957 it was declared a national monument. It now houses state museum, where the historic independence Collection, reflecting events leading up to the Independence of Namibia can be seen.

The Namibian Craft Centre 

The Namibia Craft Centre provides retail to approximately 40 craft enterprises who hail from distinct communities, ethnic groups and projects, providing a platform for Namibia handcraft from jewellery to carved tree roots. Centrally situated in Tal Street in the Old Breweries Complex with enclosed parking, the Centre is easily accessible for drivers and pedestrians

Zoo Park

Zoo Park is situated on the corner of Independence Avenue and Fidel Castro Street. This lush, green park comprises a landscaped garden with a pond, children's playground and open-air theatre. With the Chinese Pavilion that symbolizes the friendship between the people of Shanghai and the people of Windhoek.

Heroes Acre

On the road to Rehoboth, The Heroes' Acre is a modern, state of the art national symbol that was inaugurated by His Excellency, Dr Sam Nujoma, President of the Republic of Namibia on 26 August 2002. Its construction was motivated by the need to foster the spirit of patriotism and nationalism and to pass on this legacy to the future generation of Namibia.  The Heroes' Acre took 13 months to construct and it covers a total area of 732.9212 hectares. It houses 174 graves, is 286.70 meters long and has a width of 134.20 meters. It has a parking area of 9824.34 meters while a three kilometer palisade fence protects the monument.

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