Windhoek travel guide

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You're Going to Love Windhoek

With 268,132 inhabitants, Windhoek is the most populous city in Namibia. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country.

When to visit Windhoek

Windhoek in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Windhoek in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Windhoek in January, when the average temperature is 25 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is June, when it can get as cold as 8 °C, with an average temperature of 13 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 80 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Windhoek, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Windhoek


Windhoek is served by 2 airports: Windhoek Eros (ERS) and Windhoek Hosea Kutako Intl (WDH). The closest to the city centre of Windhoek is Windhoek Eros, which is located 5 km from the city centre. Further away is Windhoek Hosea Kutako Intl, 42 km from the centre of Windhoek.


The train station in Windhoek is called Windhoek, and is located 1.8 km from the city centre.

Airports near Windhoek

Airlines serving Windhoek

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British Airways
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,702 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
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Ethiopian Air
Good (220 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (920 reviews)
American Airlines
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South African
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Where to stay in Windhoek

From 5-star hotels such as the The Weinberg Windhoek to great affordable options like the Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $97 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $361 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Windhoek

Most booked hotels in Windhoek

Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Kate'S Nest Guesthouse
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Hilton Windhoek
Good (7.6, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Windhoek

Expect to pay $1.65 per litre in Windhoek (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $19.80 and $26.39. Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Windhoek, while also 49% cheaper than other types, on average.