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Namibia Travel Notes -- Namibia is an arid country containing both the Namib and Kalahari deserts. The Orange River, forming Namibia's southern border with South Africa, is one of the few all year rivers in the country. Find out more about Namibia @ Travel Notes.

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Major places of interest in Namibia.

Namibian Cities

Namibia has thirteen cities, with Windhoek being the capital.

Other cities in Namibia include Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Okahandja, Karibib, Omaruru, and Gobabis.

Places of Interest in Namibia

Namibia also has numerous smaller towns and settlements, each with its own unique charm and attractions.


Situated in the Otjozondjupa Region, Grootfontein is known for its agricultural activities and is a centre for farming and ranching.

It also has historical significance, as it houses the Hoba Meteorite, the largest known meteorite on Earth.


Literally meaning at the mouth of the Orange, this is one of Namibia's most productive diamond areas; the precious stones are carried down by mother nature, from the river's source in the Lesotho highlands.


Oshakati is a town in the northern part of Namibia and is the regional capital of the Oshana Region.

It is one of the largest towns in northern Namibia and has a bustling market.


Located in the central part of Namibia, Otjiwarongo is known as the 'Cheetah Capital' due to the nearby Cheetah Conservation Fund.

It serves as a gateway to popular wildlife reserves such as Etosha National Park.


Rundu is a town in the north-eastern part of Namibia, situated on the banks of the Okavango River.

It serves as the regional capital of the Kavango East Region and is an important centre for trade and commerce.


Located on the Atlantic coast, Swakopmund is a popular tourist destination known for its German colonial architecture, sandy beaches, and adventure sports opportunities like sand-boarding and sky-diving.


Tsumeb is a town in northern Namibia and is known for its rich mineral resources, particularly copper and lead.

It is home to the Tsumeb Museum, which showcases the town's mining history.

Walvis Bay

Namibia has the region's only deep-water port, Walvis Bay, about halfway down the coast; some 250 miles west of Windhoek.

Map of Walvis Bay
Map of Walvis Bay, Namibia.

It is known for its natural harbour, abundant birdlife, and water sports like kayaking and sailing.

There are also port facilities further south, at Lüderitz.


The Namibian capital of Windhoek is a pleasant and compact city which can easily be explored on foot.

The capital of Namibia is located in the middle of the country, at about 1,645m above sea level.

The surrounding hills help to protect it from the dry desert winds.

In the 19th century, a Nama leader prized the area from the Herero.

The territory then became the capital of the German dependency of South-West Africa in 1892, and was captured by South African troops during World War I.

Many Germans remained in Windhoek, and thus the city still has a Germanic feel.

Where to Stay in Windhoek

Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino

Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino

Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino: 129 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia.

Stay in the heart of Namibia's capital city with access to all the action, culture and wildlife.

Located in Windhoek city centre, the Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino is a stepping stone to Namibia; the gateway to Etshoa National Park and Namib Desert.

Windhoek Country Club Resort

Windhoek Country Club Resort

Windhoek Country Club Resort: Western Bypass, Windhoek, Namibia.

Unwind in the capital before or after your adventures in Namibia and enjoy a rendezvous with Lady Luck at the Desert Jewel Casino, play a round of golf on the superb 18-hole golf course, or take in any one of Windhoek’s cultural sites.

Guests liked the comfortable beds, large rooms, and stunning pool at the Windhoek Country Club Resort; a relaxing resort within the city.

Hotels in Windhoek.

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