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. We recommend you stay at least 24 days in order to fully appreciate everything Windhoek has to offer.

When to visit Windhoek

Windhoek in January
Estimated hotel price
$159
1 night at 3-star hotel
Windhoek in January
Estimated hotel price
$159
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

Plane

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.

Train

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

Bus

Windhoek’s bus station is located 5 km from the city centre.

Plane

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.

Train

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

Bus

Windhoek’s bus station is located 5 km from the city centre.

Airports near Windhoek

Airlines serving Windhoek

Lufthansa
Good (4,711 reviews)
SWISS
Good (963 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,684 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,613 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,109 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,979 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,403 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (413 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (165 reviews)
South African
Good (19 reviews)
TAAG
Okay (14 reviews)
Air Botswana
Okay (2 reviews)
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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 The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel, Windhoek offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $107 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $362 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Windhoek

Most booked hotels in Windhoek

Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$159+
Hilton Windhoek
5 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
$180+
Movenpick Hotel Windhoek
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$142+

Hiring a car in Windhoek

Expect to pay $2.01 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 $24.09 and $32.12. The most frequently booked car type in Windhoek is Full-size (Toyota Fortuner or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Suzuki Swift or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $2.01 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 $24.09 and $32.12. The most frequently booked car type in Windhoek is Full-size (Toyota Fortuner or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Suzuki Swift or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.