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INTRODUCTION

THE CITY OF WINDHOEK OFFERS AN EXPERIENCE OF ENDLESS DIVERSITY

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indhoek is a cosmopolitan African capital city characterised by its African and European charm, strategically located in the centre of Namibia and is the administrative, legislative and judicial seat of Government. The City of Windhoek is one of the cleanest and most secure capitals on the African Continent, and heartily welcomes both international and domestic visitors. The Windhoek Tourism Information Offices are eager to provide information and advice on current activities and festivities taking place in the City of Windhoek to visitors and tourists.

Windhoek had aT least 7 names before: • /Ai-//gams Fire water by Namas. • Otjomuise Place of steam by Hereros. • Queen Adelaide’s Bath by Sir James Edward Alexander. • Barmen by Hahn and Kleinschmidt of the Rhemish Missionary Society. • Concordiaville by Wesleyan missionaries, Joseph Tindall and Richard Haddy. • Wind Hoock by Jan Jonker Afrikaner. • Windhuk translated by Germans. Thus the name Windhoek came into being.

Windhoek Facts GEOGRAPHICAL • Strategically situated in the centre of Namibia. • Latitude 22° 35” and longitude 17° 05” • Between 1 600 m and 1 750 m above sea level. CLIMATE • Semi-desert climate. • Rainfall occurs in the summer months. • Average temperature is between 15°C & 30°C. TIME CHANGE • SUMMER – 2 hours ahead of GMT from the 1st Sunday of September to the 1st Sunday of April. • WINTER – 1 hour ahead of GMT from the 1st Sunday of April to the 1st Sunday of September.

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S the capital of Namibia, Windhoek offers a comprehensive selection of accommodation establishments that cater for both the businessperson and tourist. Since Independence in 1990, Namibia has experienced a tourism boom. This has been reflected in Windhoek and its surrounds by the large number of lodges and guest houses that have sprung up in order to meet the growing demand. The accommodation establishments range from the finest star-rated hotels to cosy B&B’s. Reservations are recommended, especially during school holidays and the busy tourism season. For bookings either contact the establishment directly or make use of the friendly and efficient companies within this guide. In addition to the information provided on the following pages you can also rely on the WHERE TO STAY accommodation guide, updated annually and available from most tourism outlets in Windhoek and throughout Namibia. The entire publication is also available online and online enquiries are forwarded directly to the establishments.

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WINDHOEK FROM À LA CARTE RESTAURANTS TO COSY COFFEE SHOPS

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OU will find something to suit every taste and pocket from à la carte restaurants to cosy coffee shops, including a choice of nouvelle cuisine, traditional potjiekos, mouth-watering pizza’s or healthy vegetarian meals, to name a few. Complement your meals with exquisite wines or Namibia’s very own beer brewed in accordance with the German “Reinheitsgebot”. This German Purity Law protects the integrity of beer and is the oldest food law still in use today. For entertainment into the early hours, Windhoek offers pubs, nightclubs and gambling venues.

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WHERE TO DINE B1. B2. B3. B4. B5. B6. B7. B8. B9. B10. B11. B12. B13. B14. B15. B16.

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Avani Restaurant Hilton Restaurant Hotel Heinitzburg Joe’s Beerhouse Nando’s Ocean Basket Peppercorn Restaurant River Crossing Restaurant Roof of Africa Restaurant Sun Karros Boma Restaurant Düsternbruck Restaurant Kubata Restaurant Piccolo Caffé & Lounge Riverview Restaurant Sicilia Restaurant Windhoek Gardens Restaurant

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Inspired by the fascinating character of Namibia and its people, Joe’s is where a love for adventure, stories and living to the fullest, comes to vibrant life. Through our unique combination of delicious and authentic food, heartfelt hospitality, and our one-of-its-kind atmosphere, we feed the mouth and soul, celebrate old memories; and build new ones with you.

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WINDHOEK A COMPREHENSIVE SELECTION OF SHOPPING

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s the capital of Namibia, Windhoek offers a comprehensive selection of shopping facilities that cater for both locals and tourists. The Gustav Voigts Centre in Independence Avenue was opened in 1971 and is the city’s very first shopping centre. This upmarket centre provides for nearly all the requirements of both tourists and locals as well as banking facilities, it also hosts a furrier, safari outfitters, curio shops, jewellers, booksellers and gourmet foods. The Grove, Town Square, Maerua Mall and Maerua Lifestyle Centre are the youngest shopping malls in Windhoek, ideally situated for the traveller who is looking for a leisurely shopping experience in town or in the southern industrial area. Part and parcel of holidaying is shopping for souvenirs for our own remembrance, or gifts to take home to friends and family. Windhoek is a mecca filled with souvenirs ranging from the authentic African wood carvings to the most sophisticated individually designed pieces of jewellery and Leather Products in Windhoek

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WINDHOEK SUBURBS HISTORICAL MONUMENTS FESTIVALS & CARNIVALS TRADE FAIRS & SHOWS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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he City of Windhoek provides a multitude of activities for every visitor. Whether it is a trip down memory lane in the various museums and historic buildings or a fast paced thrill around a formula one go kart track, both the nostalgic and the adrenalin junkies will be satisďŹ ed. More information can be obtained at the various information centres or even at your guesthouse or hotel. in Windhoek

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WHAT TO SEE E1. State House E2. Reiter Denkmal E3. Old Cemetery E4. Botanic Garden E5. Supreme Court E6. Geological Museum E7. Franco Namibian Culture Centre E8. Namibia Science Society E9. National Art Gallery E10. National Theatre of Namibia E11. Polytechnic of Namibia E12. Nedbank Theatre School E13. Christus Kirche E14. Roman Catholic Cathedral E15. Parliament E16. Alte Feste & Tintenpalast E17. Curt von Francois E18. Elizabeth House E19. Kudu Statue E20. Owela E21. Gibeon Meteorites E22. Old Windhoek Cemetery E23 Independance Memorial Museum

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Katutura Bustling with vivid social culture, Katutura is a unique experience that must simply be visited. It is a vibrant suburb, where poverty and wealth shake hands and it is the oldest township in Windhoek that exists on the edge of Windhoek’s north-western suburbs. In 1912, during the days of the South African mandate, the Windhoek Town Council set aside two locations for black Africans who were working in the city: the Main Location, which was to the west of the city centre and Klein Windhoek to the east. In 1913, people were forcibly relocated to these areas, which became communal areas of haphazard settlement.

OLD LOCATION In the 1950’s, the Windhoek Town Council decided to consolidate all location residents into a single settlement north west of the city centre. However, there was strong opposition to the move, and in early December 1959, a group of Herero women launched a protest march against the city government. On 10 December 1959, unrest escalated into a confrontation with the police. Frightened, the approximately 4 000 residents of the main location moved to the new settlement. The new settlement was ultimately named Katutura, which is Herero for “The Place We Do Not Want To Settle”.Despite the South African colonial influence the people of present day Katutura would rather that the name be changed to Matututa, which means “The Place where we want to stay”. HABITAT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (HRDC) The HRDC is a sustainable and environmentally friendly centre that houses office space, a multi-purpose lecture hall, a library, kitchen, an exhibition hall and a large courtyard. The aim of the centre is to change attitudes towards building practices and make people think differently about what is useless and what is useful in terms of building material. The HRDC was thus founded with a mandate to establish a research, resource and training centre focusing on sustainable housing and applying building practices relevant to Namibia as they strive literally to build the nation. The following materials used throughout the centre; old glass bottles, wood from prosopes trees, old tyres as well as materials from dilapidated and destroyed buildings. Both entrance gates are made of discarded materials. Old wheelbarrows and spades that could have been left to rust away on the building site were sliced together to create an interesting gate to the property. The gate to the centre is a patchwork of soda cans, row after row of green, orange, red and purple cans.

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INFORMAL MARKETS Experience real Africa by strolling through the colourful and busy informal markets spread around Katutura. Soweto Market in Independence Avenue offers a selection of hairdressers & hair braiders, traditional dress tailors, shoemakers, TV repairmen, fat cakes, and young locals playing pool while music blares out nearby. Oshetu Market (previously Single Quarters Market) in Shanghai Street provides a selection of traditional dresses and other handmade items. Traditional food such as dried ombidi (Owambo spinach), fresh sugar cane from northern Namibia (seasonal), Mahangu (millet) and maize meal, Mopane worms (a delicacy worth a try), eembe (sweet dried berries), dried meat and fish are on sale. To fill the hungry is the mouth watering kapana (braaied or barbecued meat) which sells for N$1.00 a piece and clients can season it themselves with a salt, chilli and spices mix.

HANDMADE CRAFTS Ôasa Taradi meaning “busy women” in Nama / Damara is a needlework workshop that started in 1989 as a project of the Namibia Red Cross Society, with assistance from the Canadian Red Cross. In 1993 about twenty-five women most of them single mothers decided to set up an independent trust with the aim to become self-supporting. Ôasa Taradi produce quality hand embroidered pillowcases, shower curtains, table and bed linen according to personal taste. Their products are for sale at the Namibia Craft Centre. On the edge of Goreangab Dam, is Penduka, which means “wake up” in Oshiwambo and Herero language, urging women throughout the country to take charge of their lives. The women of Penduka make high quality products, such as table linen and bedroom furnishings in batik and embroidery, and other items of interior décor. All products are inspired by African motifs and are hand-made. Penduka has a restaurant that offers African cuisine and comfortable and very reasonable priced accommodation. MALAKA DRAAI This is a curve in Shanghai Street in Damara Location. A Famous soccer player named Malaka of the Black Africa Football Club overturned his car here crashing into the house on the corner and was beheaded in the accident. SHEBEENS (INFORMAL BARS) Shebeens play a big role in the daily lives of the people of Katutura, as it serves as an income generator for the shebeen owners and as a form of social entertainment for the local people. Some shebeens sell commercial beers, wines, brandy, whisky and soft drinks, whilst others serve traditional home brews made from mahangu (millet), maize or marula fruit.

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TRADITIONAL CUISINE Local cuisine in Katutura is a mouth-watering experience. Visit Otjikaendu Den, a typical township restaurant for its popular delicious goat head “Smiley”, traditional Herero bread and stewed tripe. TYPES OF KATUTURA TOURS TOWNSHIP TOUR: Visitors get the opportunity to learn about the history, development and people of Katutura. Katutura is a suburb where people from different cultures live together in peace and harmony. From iron shacks to up-market houses, it is a diverse, lively and historical place to visit.

KATUTURA BY NIGHT EXPERIENCE The night will be filled with traditional dancing and African food. The venue is in Katutura (township) and is the meeting place for local Namibians from all walks of life. Clients will sit around a fire (weather permitting) and enjoy either a traditional braaivleis (meat barbecue) or a potjiekos (spicy meat stew, chicken or fish cooked in a cast-iron, three legged pot over an open fire. Dance the night away on live performances from some of the most prominent Namibian musicians. KATUTURA BY NIGHT VS THE CITY BY NIGHT EXPERIENCE The night will start off with a traditional meal at a local restaurant in Katutura (township), the place is a meeting place for local Namibians from all walks of life. After dinner, dance away on the music whilst mingling with local Namibians. The night is far from over as we will be sheebeen (local bar) hopping visiting the popular hang out spots in Katutura before concluding the night at a trendy bar in town.

Historical Monuments ALTE FESTE – Robert Mugabe Avenue One of the oldest buildings in Windhoek with its corner stone laid in 1890. The Alte Feste served as military headquarters in 1915 and then as a hostel for the Windhoek High School in 1935. It now houses the state museum, where the historic Independence Collection reflecting events leading up to the independence of Namibia can be seen. It was declared a National Monument in 1957.

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CASTLES As you leave Klein Windhoek there are three castles on your left. The most visible is Schwerinsburg, which was built in 1891. Later it was a restaurant before becoming a private home. Today it is the residence of the Italian Ambassador to Namibia. Sanderburg is the smallest of the three, whilst Heinitzburg is the only public one. Built in 1914, the Heinitzburg is now a hotel.

CHRISTUS KIRCHE – Robert Mugabe Avenue The Chistus Kirche was designed by Gottlieb Redecker and was officially consecrated in 1910. It is the oldest Evangelical Lutheran church in Namibia. The design of the church is based on the idea of a basilica. It was built in the neo-Romanic style, but also shows the inuence of art nouveau. The Christus Kirche was proclaimed a National Monument on 29 November 1974.

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ELISABETH HOUSE – Polytechnic of Namibia, Storch Street In the Elisabeth House, Gottlieb Redecker & Wilhelm (Willie) Sander created an architectural symbiosis of two different buildings and combined them into one complex. This structure is unique in Namibia. The official gazette proclaiming the building as a national monument provides the following background: “The Elisabeth House was erected on the initiative of the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft (German Colonial Company) as maternity home and was up to and including 1981 used as such. The Women’s Association of the Red Cross for Germans Overseas administered the maternity ward and between 1908 and 1981, 12 669 babies were born in this ward.” The building, which was erected in 1907 - 8 was named after Duchess Elisabeth zu Mecklenburg, wife of the President of the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft. The Elisabeth House was officially proclaimed a National Monument on 15 May 1986.

GIBEON METEORITES – Post Street Mall The 600 million years old 30 Gibeon Meteorites are mounted on steel columns in Post Street Mall. Between 1911 & 1913, Dr. Paul Range, the State Geologists for the Government of German SWA, collected 37 meteor fragments in the Gibeon area. Their weight ranged between 195506 kg. Two were stolen and four were donated to various institutions for research purposes. Since the installation of the meteorite fountain, another meteorite has disappeared. All pieces are thought to be part of one large ore, with a mass of over 17 tonnes, which fragmented long before it entered the atmosphere. The Meteorites were proclaimed a National Monument on 15 February 1950.

HEROES ACRE - About 5km south of Windhoek on the road to Rehoboth Heroes Acre is a memorial, constructed in 2002, in recognition and remembrance of the extraordinary sons and daughters, who contributed immensely to the fight for Namibia’s Independence, freedom and

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democracy. Heroes Acre is a place dedicated for people to honour, pay homage to and respect the spirits of the fallen heroes and heroines, whose blood waters Namibia’s freedom.

KUDU STATUE - c/o Independence Avenue & John Meinert Street A visiting sculptor, Professor Fritz Behn of Munich, drew a kudu in the guest book of Mrs. Olga Levinson, President of the Arts Association. “What a marvelous monument that would make” she commented. Mr. Ernst Behnsen offered to pay the total cost of the bronze sculpture. Professor Behn designed, sculpted and cast the life-size statue in Munich. The Town Council provided a suitable site and constructed a pedestal near a fountain (this was later removed) in front of the High Court in today’s Independence Avenue. The Kudu symbolises a shared passion for the beautiful abundance of the country’s wildlife, in combination with outstanding craftsmanship. This statue celebrates a ““spirit of hope” OLD LOCATION CEMETERY – Hochland Road Two cemeteries served Windhoekers between 1904 & 1960: The Gammams Cemetery (1904 – 1927) and the Old Location Cemetery (1927 – 1960) The Gammams Cemetery dates from the time of the Herero rebellion of 1904. Some members of the Herero community, who were court-martialled and executed for their participation in the

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rebellion, were buried in this cemetery. The first identifiable grave from this period is that of Zacharias Kukuri, buried on 18 April 1905. Ehrenfried Nganjako was the last person to be buried at the Gammams cemetery, namely on 4 November 1926. It fell into disuse after that but was only officially closed on 1 December 1964. By August 1923, the Municipality had resolved that a new site at the western side of the Gammams River was to be used to extend the existing cemetery. This site was directly opposite the Gammams Cemetery. The extension is known today as the Old Location Cemetery because it bordered the reserve for black residents of Windhoek under apartheid rule. The Old Location Cemetery was provisionally proclaimed a national monument on 9 December 1987. Its proclamation as such lapsed on 8 December 1992 and it’s currently being prepared.

OLD WINDHOEK CEMETERY – Robert Mugabe Avenue This is the oldest cemetery in Windhoek; it consists of two sections, situated on either side of Robert Mugabe Avenue. The eastern section was used first in 1892, while the western section added in 1904 was used after that. Soldiers who died during the early Nama and Herero wars, officials of the German administration, early settlers and civilians, including a member of the Witbooi clan, lie buried in the eastern section. In the western section extension of the cemetery, a number of soldiers were buried, including Union of South Africa troops who fell during WW1. The Old Windhoek Cemetery was provisionally proclaimed a national monument on 9 December 1987; its proclamation has since lapsed. REITER DENKMAL – Robert Mugabe Avenue The equestrian Statue, commemorates 1 525 German officers and soldiers, 92 marine officers and soldiers and 124 civilians killed in action during the tribal rebellions against the German colonial rule (1904 – 08). The 4.5m double life-size statue depicts a typical German protection force soldier in full uniform on horseback out on patrol. The statue symbolises the idea of eventual victory after fierce fighting. While the soldier is looking in one direction, his horse is looking in another. The monument was declared a National Monument on 02 January 1969. RELICS OF THE PREHISTORIC ELEPHANT - Zoo Park, Independence Avenue A startling archaeological site between 5 000 & 20 000 years old of an elephant kill, with bones and stone tools, was discovered in the Zoo Park. For many years the articles were exhibited in a showcase in the Zoo Park, but were removed eventually and replaced with a 2m high stone column sculpted by internationally known Namibian artist Dörte Berner. The original elephant remains and stone tools are now stored at the National Museum of Namibia. The Relics of the Prehistoric Elephant were proclaimed a national monument on 15 August 1963. ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL – Werner List Street

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Its aesthetic appearance brought about its proclamation as a national monument. The official proclamation text reads as follows: This twin tower cathedral, with its neo-Renaissance features, is of particular architectural importance. The façade of this right-angled building is particularly impressing with its high peak towers on both sides of the central part with its three arched entrances. The rustic work of brown stone is also striking. The Catholic Cathedral was proclaimed a national monument on 15 June 1983.

STATUE OF CURT VON FRANCOIS - Municipal Building, c/o Independence Avenue & Sam Nujoma Drive Outside the Municipal building is the 18-foot high-bronze statue of Curt von Francois gazing down Independence Avenue. About 50m to the east from the statue on the large stairs is a black marble obelisk with the following inscription: “Curt von Francois ended here 1890 the first Compass Route survey on 18 October”, in English, Afrikaans and German. This obelisk was unveiled exactly 100 years later on 18 October 1990.

TINTENPALAST - Robert Mugabe Avenue The government administrative offices set in large gardens overlooking Windhoek, are known as the “Tintenpalast”, which translated from German means “palace of ink”. Government administrators, it seems, were using a lot of ink. The Legislative Assembly Hall was officially opened in May 1964 and in 1990 became the seat of the Parliament of Namibia. WAR NAMA MEMORIAL - Zoo Park, Independence Avenue

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This memorial serves to honour the German soldiers and their Namibian allies who died in the 1893-1894 Nama upraising against German colonial domination. The obelisk with its gilt eagle, including the castiron fencing and concrete podium, is given a rating of 85 on the NIA Index as an A Class monument. The monument carries the following inscriptions in German: (“Dem Andenken der in dem Kriege gegen den Stamm der Witbooi’s in den Jahren 1893 und 94 gefallenen Helden” “In commemoration of the heroes who died during the war against Witbooi during 1893 and 1894”). The War Memorial was officially proclaimed a National Monument on 02 January 1969.

ZOO PARK - Independence Avenue Situated in the centre of town, this lush green park comprises a landscape garden with a pond, children’s playground, an amphitheatre and a Chinese pavilion that symbolizes the friendship between the people of Shanghai and the people of Windhoek.

Museums

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MUSEUM - 1 Aviation Street This is a natural science museum containing displays of minerals, fossils and meteorites, with explanations of their geological context. Namibia’s mining activities and geology are depicted with collections of maps, ore examples and photographs. Tel: 061 - 284 8394 Hours: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00, closed Sat & Sun

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TRANSNAMIB MUSEUM - Bahnhof Street The museum depicts the history of railways and transportation in Namibia, and containing many artefacts of cultural and socio-political interest, including a locomotive – one of the first used in the country. Tel: 061 - 298 2186 Hours: Mon – Fri 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00, closed Sat & Sun

ALTE FESTE MUSEUM - Robert Mugabe Avenue Housed in a magnificent German fort overlooking the city of Windhoek, colonial items such as wagons and domestic items are displayed. A range of displays including the Social History Gallery and the Independence Display, give an insight into Namibia’s complex history. The temporary exhibitions ensure that there is always something new for visitors to see. Tel: 061 - 276 800 Hours: Winter Mon – Fri 09:00 – 17:00; Sat & Sun 10:00 – 17:00 Summer Mon – Fri 09:00 – 18:00; Sat & Sun 10:00 – 18:00 OWELA MUSEUM - Robert Mugabe Avenue Owela is a traditional African game played with pebbles. Visitors can see and compete with local players outside the museum each day. Fascinating displays give an insight into the traditional village life. A ‘touch room’ provides an opportunity for children to experience the exhibits. You can also view some of the animals and environments found within Namibia. Guided tours on request. Tel: 061 - 276825 Hours: Winter Mon – Fri 09:00 – 17:00; Sat & Sun 10:00 – 17:00 Summer Mon – Fri 09:00 – 18:00; Sat & Sun 10:00 – 18:00

Festivals and Carnivals WIKA CARNIVAL (APRIL) – SKW Groups, Olympia -Enjoy this traditional German Carnival which has been a tourist attraction in Windhoek for almost 50 years featuring exciting cabaret evenings and an all night masked ball. The WIKA Parade where floats move down Independence Avenue should not be missed! POLYTECHNIC CULTURAL WEEK (AUGUST) - Storch Street - Students participate in their different cultural activities. Experience traditional costumes, food, live band entertainment, talent shows, and competitions in singing, poetry, dancing and gospel shows.

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UNAM CULTURAL WEEK (SEPTEMBER) - Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue - Cultural dances, traditional food and costumes, games, story telling, international gala, live Namibian bands, Mr and Ms UNAM beauty pageant, flea markets and food stalls. //AE//GAMS ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL (24TH-27TH SEPT) – Various venues around the city - “Diverse cultures – one vision” Each year the City of Windhoek presents a platform for Namibian artists to showcase and promote their art regionally and abroad. The objective is to depict the capital city as the arts and cultural capital of Namibia. All art forms are promoted. Enjoy several days of cultural activities, music for all tastes, drama, cultural dances, poetry and theatrical performances. OKTOBERFEST (OCTOBER) – SKW Grounds - Every year around this time the Traditional German Beer Festival takes place involving much beer and sausages consumption. Enjoy live band entertainment from Germany, various games, children’s entertainment and Bierkönigin competition.

Trade Fairs and Shows NAMIBIA TRAVEL EXPO (LAST WEEK OF MAY) - Windhoek Show Grounds This is the most comprehensive exhibition on tourism in Namibia. It also features a Food and Wine Festival, a Chefs competition and an exhibition

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on tourism related products, among other exciting events. Contact: Glenda Manthe-Grobler @ 061 - 297 2009, glenda@republikein.com.na WINDHOEK INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL SHOW (LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2009) - Windhoek Show Grounds A local trade show featuring local and international traders, great entertainment and side shows. Tel: 061 - 224 748

Outdoor Adventures Put on comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and enjoy the outdoors.

BIRD WATCHING A large number of bird species can be seen in and around Windhoek. AVIS DAM - on the way to the Hosea Kutako International Airport. There is an abundance of bird life during the summer months to watch and appreciate. The Crimson Breasted Shrike and the small red headed Finches are represented at the dam. NAMIBIA BIRD CLUB The Namibia Bird Club offers morning guided walks. Contact: Gudrun @ 061 – 225 72 CAMPING There are abundant camping areas in and around Windhoek, as most lodges and resorts offer this as an accommodation alternative. So, take your tent, and spend a night in Mother Nature’s lap. CAVING ARNHEM CAVE – 85km east of Hosea Kutako International Airport. Visit the longest cave system in Namibia. Up to six bat species can be seen in the cave such as the giant leaf-nosed bat, the leaf-nosed bat, the long fingered bat, Geoffry’s horseshoe bat, Denti’s horseshoe bat and the Egyptian slit-faced bat. DAY TRIPS If you have days or hours to spend in Windhoek, utilise it wisely by visiting our game resorts and farms in the Windhoek surroundings. For self-drive visitors get directions at the information offices, and explore and experience our beautiful unspoilt nature and abundant wildlife. Alternatively, go on a guided tour with our professional tour operators. AABADI BUSH CAMP – 130km west of Windhoek in Wilhelmstal.

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AUAS GAME LODGE – 43km south of Windhoek. CONSTANCE LODGE GOCHEGANAS – 29km south-east of Windhoek on the D1463. DAAN VILJOEN - 25km west of Windhoek along the main road C28. Enjoy the wide-open spaces of Windhoek at this National Park. It offers an abundance of wildlife and is popular for bird watching. DÜSTERNBROOK GUEST FARM - 48km north of Windhoek (D1499). OKAPUKA RANCH - 30km north of Windhoek. LAKE OANOB RESORT & GAME RESERVE – 7km west of Rehoboth. LIEBIG GHOST HOUSE – On Farm Neu-Heusis, past the Daan Viljoen turn off. REHO SPA - Rehoboth. HIKING & WALKING TRAILS Take to the hills on one of the beautiful hiking trails. ALOE TRAIL (HOFMEYER) – Orban & Uhland Street. Enjoy the tranquillity of the Klein Windhoek valley. This is a popular trail for the Klein Windhoek residents for morning and afternoon walks.

DAAN VILJOEN - 26km west of Windhoek. The Sweet Thorn Hiking Trail in the Daan Viljoen Game Park is 32km long and it takes two days. The trail is open throughout the year. Tel: 061 – 285 7200

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HORSE RIDING DÜSTERNBROOK - 48km north of Windhoek on the B1 (D1499). Düsternbrook offers horse riding everyday, in the morning or afternoon for 1 hour. EROS MOUNTAIN TRAIL RIDES Enjoy a 2 hour sun downer mountain ride or take part in the 60 / 80km endurance ride on Purebred Arabian horses. Maximum weight for a rider is 90kgs and only maximum 2 riders. FRESHWATER ANGLING FRIEDENAU DAM – West of Windhoek off the D1418. Visit this popular venue for anglers from Windhoek. VON BACH DAM - B1 north of Windhoek turn off before Okahandja. The dam is popular among fresh water angling enthusiasts and for aquatic sports such as water skiing.

Industrial Tours NAKARA TANNERY – 3 Solingen Street. Visit Nakara to see how Swakara garments, game skins and leather products are manufactured for export. It is recommended that you book in advance NAMIBIA BREWERIES – Iscor Street Namibian Breweries has a sound reputation for brewing beers according to the Reinheitsgebot, German purity law standards. Visitors are taken around the factory to see how the various beers are transformed from hops, malt and barley to the end product. Tours are conducted twice daily at 10:00 and 14:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is recommended that you book 1 or 2 days in advance.

Municipal Tour The City of Windhoek is considered to be one of the most dynamic of small cities on the African continent in Local Authority circles. We can arrange for groups with a special interest in Local Authority affairs to visit the City of Windhoek Fire Brigade Division, the Goreangab Water Reclamation Plant (groups of 30 max), and the Gammams Water Care Works. Arrangements should be made in advance. Contact: The Windhoek Tourism Information Offices @ Tel: 061 – 290 2092 / 2401

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Tours of the Parliament are conducted from Mondays to Fridays (excluding Public Holidays) Contact: The Liaison Officers, Office of the National Council . Tel: 061 - 202 8097/8062

Educational Tours POLYTECHNIC OF NAMIBIA - Storch Street The Polytechnic of Namibia contributes to Namibian development by providing tertiary technological career-oriented education at internationally recognised standards. Visitors are welcome. UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA - Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue UNAM was formerly the Teachers Training College. Today it is the national tertiary education institution in the country. Their performing Arts Department present programmes ranging from art, drama, ballet, music recitals, theatre, jazz and cabaret. Also visit the UNAM’s Visual Arts Gallery for fine art.

Parks & Gardens There are various parks and gardens throughout the City. These parks are most used for leisure, events and live music.

NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN OF NAMIBIA – 8 Orban Street. The garden is composed of natural vegetation of Acacia, Aloe, Stipagrostis, Eragrostis and Aristida. 99% of the collections are of indigenous species. A tour is conducted every first Saturday of the month for all plant lovers at 07:00 during summer and 08:00 during

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winter. Tel: 061 – 202 2011 / 2014 TINTENPALAST GARDEN - Tintenpalast, Robert Mugabe Avenue. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful formal garden set in the grounds of the Parliament buildings. U.N. PLAZA - Independence Avenue, Katutura. This popular park was built by the City of Windhoek to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Organisation. It not only provides relaxation and entertainment to the Katutura community but also provides, multisport courts, an amphitheatre and a restaurant. ZOO PARK – Independence Avenue. Situated in the centre of town, this lush green park comprises a landscape garden with a pond, children’s playground, an amphitheatre and a Chinese pavilion that symbolizes the friendship between the people of Shanghai and the people of Windhoek. STAR GAZING Namibia is fast becoming a popular astronomers’ paradise throughout the world for its superbly clear sky and lack of light pollution. CAPELLA OBSERVATORY - 25km south west of Windhoek on the C26 Road. The observatory is perched loftily atop the Kupferberg pass at an altitude of 2 100 metres. A 24-inch reflector telescope probably the largest amateur instrument in Africa, run by a club of German enthusiasts. Access to this telescope is private. HAKOS OBSERVATORY - 100km west of Windhoek along the C26 Road. Tel: +264 (0)62 572111 Perched on the edge of the Gamsberg pass, in the scenic surroundings of the Hakos Mountains, lies a small but comfortable farm. On the farm in what used to be a pigsty, is a variety of amateur astronomy equipment. The pigs are long gone, but the stalls have been skilfully adapted to store telescopes. The centrepiece is a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and a superb hand designed 20-inch astro-camera. The observatory is managed by a co-operative called the IAS (abbreviation for the German version of International Amateur Observatory) which is based in German but has members from Switzerland, England and Namibia. Membership is open. SWIMMING Visit one of the two Municipal public swimming pools to laze on a hot summer day. The swimming pools offer diving facilities and a kiddie’s pool.

OLYMPIA SWIMMING POOL On the Corner of Sean Mc Bride and Frank Fredericks Drive. One Olympic size pool, a baby pool and a recreational pool. There is also a lapa that can be rented for after hour functions. Tel: (061) 239 450

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CONFERENCES MEETINGS WITH AMBIANCE AND MOOD

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owever large or small the meeting, location is key. Your environment, formal or informal, helps set the necessary mood and ambiance for the meeting to take place. Think about choosing a comfortable, yet stimulating environment that encourages attendees to concentrate, but beware of making it too cozy and relaxing that they’re likely to fall asleep. When thinking about the right location, consider the meeting objectives, the length of the meeting and, of course, your budget. Decide how appropriate/necessary/important it is to hold the meeting on or off-site. For example, sometimes a neutral, off-site location is necessary for conďŹ dential, top secret discussions.

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WINDHOEK 1. Local off-site meeting space When it comes to selecting an off-site location, be it a local hotel conference room, a restaurant or other meeting space, your budget will rule and determine the outcome. To play it safe, always inspect the space first-hand before finalizing any decisions. Make sure the space is the right size for the meeting. You want to avoid “maxi-sizing,” that is having a space big enough to seat 200 for a 20-person meeting. You only want to consider venues that are larger enough to handle the event you’re planning. Much will depend on the number of participants and the complexity and/ or variety of the program. Will it be formal, informal or both? Do you want a rural or an urban location? Every event you plan will possibly meet different criteria, and thus have different space requirements. 2. Out-of-town off-site meeting space This option is usually used for extra special meetings, such as sales meetings, as costs will inevitably be much higher. These kinds of meetings may well last for several days so you want to make sure that all necessary details are well taken care of. If you want to make it high on your colleagues’ popularity poll, consider using a resort facility, as they usually offer various enjoyable relaxation options, golf, swimming, fitness center, etc. A site visit is essential so as to avoid any unexpected surprises.

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e are proud to offer excellent infrastructure regarding our communication, roads, police, insurance, medical and emergency services, the availability of airports and airstrips, fuel and shops. The exceptionally high level of service standards contribute to a true wilderness experience with enough backup to enjoy peace of mind which allows you to focus on your precious time in Africa. Namibia and routes into Namibia offer endless safari options with a number of tour operators and tourism service providers to assist you to book and plan your idyllic African experience. A large number of specialised tours and safaris can also be sourced from the specialist tour operators taking you even deeper into the wilderness. in Windhoek

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Information Offices City Bus Terminal Information Office Tel: 061 290 2596 Fax: 061 290 2650 Email: oft@windhoekcc.org.na / ghe@windhoekcc.org.na www.cityofwindhoek.org.na Mon – Fri 07:30 – 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:30 (closed Sat & Sun) Hosea Kutako International Airport Tel: 081 328 6763 Mon – Sun 05:00 - 22:00 www.wheretostay.na Namibia Tourism Board Tel: 061 290 6000 Fax: 061 254 848 Email: info@namibiatourism.com.na www.namibiatourism.com.na Mon – Fri 08:00 – 17:00 (closed Sat & Sun) Windhoek Tourist Info Office Post Street Mall Tel: 061 290 2092 / 2401 / 2495 Fax: 061 290 2203 Email: mnh@windhoekcc.org.na / ghe@windhoekcc.org.na www.cityofwindhoek.org.na Mon – Fri 07:30 – 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:30 (closed Sat & Sun) Namibia Wildlife Resorts Independence Avenue Tel: 061 285 7200 Fax: 061 224 900 Email: reservations@nwr.com.na www.nwr.com.na Mon – Fri 08:00 – 17:00 (closed Sat & Sun) Old breweries Craft Market C/O Garten / Tal Street Tel: 061 374 500 Email: info@brollnamibia.com.na Mon – Fri 07:30 – 18:00 The Grove Mall C/O Chasie & Frankie Fredericks Rd. Kleine Kuppe, Windhoek Tel: 061 243 603 Mon – Fri 07:30 – 21:00 112

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Embassies & High Commissions in Windhoek European Union Tel: +264 61 202 6000

Europe House, 2 Newton Street Fax: +264 61 202 - 6224

British High Commission Tel: +264 61 274 800

116 Robert Mugabe Avenue Fax: +264 61 274 800

Embassy of Algeria Tel: +264 61 221 507

24 Robert Mugabe Avenue Fax: +264 61 236 376

Embassy of Angola Tel: +264 61 227 535

Ausspan Street 3, Angola House Fax: +264 61 221 498

Embassy of Brazil Tel: +264 61 237 368

52 Bismarck Street Fax: +264 61 233 389

Embassy of China Tel: +264 61 372 800

13 Wecke Street Fax: +264 61 225 544

Embassy of Cuba Tel: +264 61 227072

31 Omuramba Rd. Eros Fax: +264 61 231 584

Embassy of DRC Tel: +264 61 257 517

6 Kรถrner Street Fax: +264 61 240 796

Embassy of Egypt Tel: +264 61 221 501

10, Berg Street, Klein Windhoek Fax: +264 61 228 856

Embassy of Finland Tel: +264 61 221 355

2 Crohn Street (Corner of Bahnhof Street) Fax: +264 61 221 349

Embassy of France Tel: +264 61 276 700

1 Goethe Street Fax: +264 61 231 436

Embassy of Germany Tel: +264 61 273 100

Sanlam Centre, 6th Floor, Independence Ave. Fax: +264 61 222 981

Embassy of Indonesia Tel: +264 61 285 1000

103, Nelson Mandela Avenue Fax: +264 61 285 1231

Embassy of Italy Tel: +264 61 228 602

1 Anna Street, Ludwigsdorf Fax: +264 61 229 860

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Embassy of Russia Tel: +264 61 228 671

4 Christian Street Fax: +264 61 229 061

Embassy of Spain Tel: +264 61 223 066

58 Bismarck Street Fax: +264 61 223 046

Embassy of Sweden

9th Floor, Sanlam Centre, 154 Indep. Ave. Fax: +264 61 285 92 22

Tel: +264 61 285 91 11

Embassy of the United States 14 Lossen Street Tel: +264 61 295 8500 Fax: +264 61 295 8603 Embassy of Venezuela Tel: +264 61 227 905 / 7

10th Floor, Sanlam Centre, 154 Indep. Ave. Fax: +264 61 227 804

Embassy of Zimbabwe Tel: +264 61 227 738

6835 Grimm Street Fax: +264 61 226 859

High Commission of Botswana 101 Nelson Mandela Ave. Tel: +264 61 2219 41/7 Fax: +264 61 236 034 High Commission of Ghana Tel: +264 61 221 341

5, Nelson Mandela Avenue Fax: +264 61 221 343

High Commission of India Tel: +264 61 226 037

97, Nelson Mandela Avenue Fax: +264 61 237 320

High Commission of Kenya Tel: +264 61 225 900

Robert Mugabe Avenue Fax: +264 61 221 409

High Commission of Malaysia No. 12,Babs Street, Ludwigsdorf Tel: +264 61 259 342 Fax: +264 61 259 343 High Commission of Nigeria Tel: +264 61 232 103

4, Omuramba Road, Eros Fax: +264 61 221 639

High Commission of S.A. Tel: +264 61 205 7111

Cnr Nelson Mandela Ave. & Jan Jonker Str. Fax: +264 61 224 140

High Commission of Zambia Tel: +264 61 237 610

22 Sam Nujoma Ave Fax: +264 61 228 162

Royal Netherlands Embassy Tel: +264 61 223 733

6 Luther Street Fax: +264 61 223 732

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indhoek’s surrounds present many variations of day trips and activities. Many of the lodges featured in this section offer fun activities for the entire family, as well as business venues to host conferences with a bit of wild Africa thrown into the package deal. The latest trend combines the excitement of the wild with the pampering of the body and soul - a wellness weekend! Explore Windhoek’s getaways, whether only for a day or maybe you even enjoy it that much that you decide to stay the night. The mountains around Namibia’s capital are put on spectacular display when the day nears its end and magnificent sunsets are the order of the day. Pack a picnic basket and get out there-you won’t want to come back in a hurry! in Windhoek

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GROSSBARMEN

GROSS BARMEN RESORT

Gross Barmen is located around 100 km from the capital city of Windhoek, nestled on the banks of a tributary of the Swakop River. Set between rows of palm trees, green lawns, tennis courts, children's playground and many pleasant walks, the resort is ideal for all ages. Gross Barmen includes facilities for spa & wellness, fitness, recreation, and leisure. The main attraction of the resort is the health and hydro/medical spa center, featuring thermal springs and providing a full range of treatments, massages, and health activities for relaxation. Additional attractions include sports facilities: a fully equipped gym, playground, game room, putt-putt course, and water theme park with waterslides for children. The accommodation options at Gross Barmen include recently refurbished family and bush chalet and camping sites. Other amenities and facilities include indoor and outdoor thermal pools, conference facilities, restaurant, bar, shop, and a gas station.

• 4 x family chalets (2 beds) • 11 x bush chalets (4 beds) • 22 x bush chalets (2 beds) • Camping sites

FACILITIES • Indoor and outdoor pools • Restaurant • Shop • Gas Station

ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES • Natural Hot water springs which fill both the indoor and outdoor thermal pools • Bird-watchingt

Tel: +264 (0)61 259 372 | Cell: +264 (0)81 886 5788 Email: bookings@wheretostay.na | grossbarmen.wheretostay.na

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Emergency Numbers Windhoek

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Police Emergencies

10111 / 209 3111

International SOS

230 505 / 249 777

Rescue 911

223 330

Netcare 911

223 330

Ambulance

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Medi-Clinic Hospital

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Roman Catholic Hospital

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Rhino Park Hospital

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Keetmanshoop

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Police Emergencies

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Ambulance

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Netcare

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Hospital

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Otjiwarongo

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Police Emergencies

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Ambulance

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International SOS

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Medi-Clinic Hospital

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State Hospital

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Swakopmund

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Police Emergencies

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Ambulance

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International SOS

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Cottage Private Hospital

412 200

State Hospital

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Walvis Bay

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Police Emergencies

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@ the Coast 2016/17 EDITION 15

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Categorical Listing Where to stay: Auas Safari Lodge Avani Hotel Belvedere Boutique Hotel Hilton Hotel Hotel Heinitzburg Roof of Africa Hotel Sun Karros Lifestyle Safari Windhoek Gardens Guesthouse Hillside @ Nelson Mandela Hillside @ Adeco Hillside @ Tenenberg Hillside @ Maerua Mall Klein Windhoek Guesthouse De Vagebond Hotel-Pension Jordani Bed & Breakfast Villa Moringa Guesthouse Protea Hotel Fürstenhof River Crossing Protea Hotel Thüringerhof Vineyard Country Bed & Breakfast

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Where to dine: Avani Restaurant Hilton Restaurant Hotel Heinitzburg Joe’s Beerhouse Nando’s Ocean Basket Peppercorn Restaurant River Crossing Restaurant Roof of Africa Restaurant Sun Karros Boma Restaurant Düsternbruck Restaurant Kubata Restaurant Piccolo Caffé & Lounge Riverview Restaurant Sicilia Restaurant Windhoek Gardens Restaurant

Where to buy: Closwa Biltong Nakara Old Breweries Craft Market African Kirikara Namibia Breweries The Diamond Works The Grove Mall Carl List Mall Tikoloshe Afrika 134

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What to do: Desert Jewel Casino Auas Safari Lodge Game Drives The National Botanic Garden Namibia Breweries

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Conferences: Avani Hotel Conference Sun Karros Lifestyle Safari River Crossing Vineyard Country Bed & Breakfast Windhoek Gardens Conference

Support Services: Africa 4x4 Rentals Amarula First National Bank Nampost South African Airways Autovermietung Savanna Caprivi Car Hire Dornbush Care Hire E-Med Rescue 24 Odyssey Car Hire M+Z Motors Asco Car Hire

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Getaways: Erindi - Camp Elephant Erindi - Old Traders Lodge Namibia Wildlife Resorts Africat Foundation Cheetah Conservation Fund Gross Barmen Resort Von Bach Dam Resort Etosha Hotel

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Alphabetical Listing Africa 4x4 Rentals

pg 104

African Kirikara

pg 58

Africat Foundation

pg 126

Amarula

pg 105

Asco Car Hire

pg 113

Auas Safari Lodge

pg 14

Autovermietung Savanna

pg 109

Avani Hotel

pg 15

Belvedere Boutique Hotel

pg 16

Caprivi Car Hire

pg 109

Carl List Mall

pg 62

Cheetah Conservation Fund

pg 127

Closwa Biltong

pg 52/53

De Vagebond

pg 24

Desert Jewel Casino

pg 68/69

Dornbush Care Hire

pg 114

Düsternbruck

pg 44

E-Med Rescue 24

pg 114

Erindi - Camp Elephant

pg 120/121

Erindi - Old Traders Lodge

pg 122/123

Etosha Hotel

pg 131

First National Bank

pg 106

Gross Barmen Resort

pg 128

Hillside @ Adeco

pg 22

Hillside @ Maerua Mall

pg 23

Hillside @ Nelson Mandela

pg 22

Hillside @ Tenenberg

pg 23

Hilton Hotel

pg 17

Hotel Heinitzburg

pg 18

Joe’s Beerhouse

pg 37

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Alphabetical Listing Jordani Bed & Breakfast

pg 25

Klein Windhoek Guesthouse

pg 24

Kubata Restaurant

pg 45

Nakara

pg 54/55

M+Z Motors

pg 111

Namibia Breweries

pg 59

Namibia Wildlife Resorts

pg 124/125

Nampost

pg 107

Nando’s

pg 38

Ocean Basket Town Square

pg 39

Odyssey Car Hire

pg 114

Old Breweries Craft Market

pg 56/57

Peppercorn

pg 40

Piccolo Caffé & Lounge

pg 46

Protea Hotel Fürstenhof

pg 26

Protea Hotel Thüringerhof

pg 27

River Crossing

pg 27

Riverview Restaurant

pg 46

Roof of Africa

pg 19

Sicilia Restaurant

pg 47

South African Airways

pg 108

Sun Karros Daan Viljoen

pg 20

The Diamond Works

pg 60

The Grove Mall

pg 61

The National Botanic Garden

pg 71

Tikoloshe Afrika

pg 63

Villa Moringa Guesthouse

pg 26

Vineyard Country Bed & Breakfast pg 29 Von Bach Dam Resort

pg 129

Windhoek Gardens Guesthouse

pg 21

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