Top 10 Things to do in Namibia, Namibia

Coordinates: 22°S 17°E / 22°S 17°E / -22; 17

1. Namibia Craft Centre

40 Tal St | Old Breweries Complex, Windhoek, Namibia Shopping, Flea & Street Markets
Excellent
37%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 290 reviews

Namibia Craft Centre

Approximately 38 craft stalls from rural communities, ethnic groups and projects sell Namibian handicraft here, which range from jewellery to carved tree roots. We have the freshest Namibian food and best cheesecake and apple crumble in town! Our Craft Cafe is known all over the world for its stylish and excellent food. We support Namibian micro and small enterprises, and contribute to increase income through the sale of Namibian craft. Over 4,000 producers and their families derive an income from sales of their craft. We support Namibian design and product development, which is reflected in our large range of unique and quality products. We encourage the use of environmentally friendly products and sustainable utilization of Namibian natural resources. Vendors inside the Namibia Craft Centre may stock up to 5% of non-Namibian, but African handi-craft. No goods from outside the continent may be sold inside the Craft Centre. Some handi-craft and materials are hard to come by in Namibia, which is why we have made this concession. Staff should be able to tell you exactly the origin of most goods.

Reviewed By CaptainC160559 - Windhoek, NamibiaWindhoek, Namibia

Great Apple Crumble

I am an apple crumble addict - and these guys do serve a great apple crumble, good coffee and a great place to browse for a special gift or piece of decor. Makes a pleasant alternative.

2. Desert Explorers

Erf 1058 Nathaniel Maxuili | PO.Box 2428, Swakopmund, Namibia Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Off-Road & ATV Trails
Excellent
66%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 702 reviews

Desert Explorers

Reviewed By stalig - Sheffield, United KingdomSheffield, United Kingdom

Definitely do this if you visit Swakopmund

Absolutely loved our 3 hr quad bike trip. Just my husband and I with a guide razzing over sand dunes. The guide could have done with being a bit more talkative during the break periods but other than that, no complaints. Everything felt safe and the bikes

3. Katutura Township

Windhoek, Namibia Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
41%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 216 reviews

Katutura Township

Reviewed By Linda S - Harrisburg, United StatesHarrisburg, United States

Where the people live

We had a most informative 5-hour private tour of Katutura Township on our second day in Namibia. Our Namibian guide was a well-educated young man who explained much about Namibia, as will as showing us the township and explaining its expansion. He explain

4. Dune 7

| just off the C14, 6km by road, Walvis Bay, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
52%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 220 reviews

Dune 7

Reviewed By midwaytoheaven - Midway, UtahMidway, Utah

Quick Drive from Walvis Bay & Swakopmund. WORTH SEEING

This was our second visit to "Dune 7" and we loved seeing it again. Always fun watching others climb but this huge sand dune either from the side or for those brave enough to try going straight up. Be sure to bring plenty of water when visiting on a warm

5. NamibRand Nature Reserve

Windhoek, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
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5 based on 179 reviews

NamibRand Nature Reserve

This reserve represents all facets of diverse desert landscapes.

Reviewed By Paulo Roberto P - Curitiba, PRCuritiba, PR

An astounding place to visit at least once in your lifetime

The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a few hours away from Swakopmund or Windhoek through a good road. When you arrive there, all worries with the heat or traffic vanish. The view is spectacular and the sense of vastness and void become very strong. Remember t

6. Walvis Bay Waterfront

End of Atlantic Street, Walvis Bay 9000, Namibia Sights & Landmarks, Piers & Boardwalks
Excellent
36%
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48%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 361 reviews

Walvis Bay Waterfront

Reviewed By simply-peregrinating - Burnley, United KingdomBurnley, United Kingdom

Fabulous for flamingoes

A walk along the waterfront can be extended round the lagoon itself. We spent the morning strolling round taking time to watch the hundreds of flamingoes and other water birds. At one point on the waterfront are some old neat fishermen cottages which are

7. Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

Windhoek, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4 based on 199 reviews

Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

Daan Viljoen Game Park.Just 24 km west of Windhoek lies a sanctuary for a relatively large population of game species typical of Namibia's highlands. Proclaimed before Independence to preserve the ecosystem of the Khomas Hochland, the park was named after a former Administrator, Mr Daan Viljoen, who played a major part in establishing the park.The convenient location of the park makes Daan Viljoen an ideal venue for day visits and a perfect stopover for tourists seeking the tranquillity of the bush.FACT FILEPark size: 40 km2Year proclaimed: 1968Natural features: Khomas Hochland Plateau, scenic views of the Windhoek valleyVegetation: Highland shrubland, with various Acacia species, kudu bush (Combretum apiculatum) and buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata).Wildlife: Mammals are springbok, kudu, eland, gemsbok, blue wildebeest, Hartmann's mountain zebra, leopard and klipspringer. Of 200 bird species, endemics include Ruppell's parrot, white-tailed shrike and Monteiro's hornbill.Tourism: The newly renovate Sun Karros Daan Viljoen opened its doors in October 2011. This privately run establishment entered into Public Private Partnership with Namibia Wildlife Resort and Sun Karros Lifestyle Safaris now offers selection of services to the leisure, business and day visitor after three years of construction. The Main lodge comprises of 19 luxury contemporary chalets, 12 well-appointed campsites, three tech-fit conference rooms. The reception area holds a, lounge, kiosk and IT station for in house guests to connect. The Boma Restaurant and pool area is where leisure, business and day visitors can enjoy scrumptious daily meals and beverages.Conservation successesWith game drives and hiking trails, Daan Viljoen is easily accessible to residents of Windhoek and provides an ideal place for visiting school children to learn more about wildlife and conservation in Namibia.Key management issuesPoaching is problematic due to Daan Viljoen adjoining a high-density residential area. The Augeigas River, which runs through the park, is polluted.

Reviewed By 134wallaceb - Windhoek, NamibiaWindhoek, Namibia

Camping

Went camping with the kids as part of a little breakaway from the city. Arrived at a clean campsite with clean tap water, electricity, braai grill and wash basin. The tiled concrete platform these were built into, was spacious enough to preparing food on.

8. National Museum of Namibia

Robert Mugabe Ave City Centre, Windhoek, Namibia Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
16%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 473 reviews

National Museum of Namibia

Reviewed By maritimeexplorer - Nova Scotia, CanadaNova Scotia, Canada

Start Your Visit to Namibia Here

Almost every visitor to Namibia starts by touching down in Windhoek, the modern and clean capitol of this amazing country. Windhoek is not per se a tourist destination, but it does have a couple of attractions that will foster your understanding of Namibi

9. Christuskirche

Windhoek, Namibia Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 620 reviews

Christuskirche

Reviewed By Kaye N - Provo, UtahProvo, Utah

Beautiful Old Church

We didn't get the opportunity to go inside but really, the outside is so beautiful and our guide gave us lots of details about the building. It stands in the middle of a traffic circle so even getting a good view from a car is worthwhile.

10. Long Beach Leisure Park

1st Street | 15 Km from Walvis Bay, Walvis Bay, Namibia Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Long Beach Leisure Park

Reviewed By Mumocrok - Wellington, New ZealandWellington, New Zealand

Flamingo paradise - for free

We arrived at the beach and there they were - thousands of pink flamigoes. Just beautiful, and seeming unperturbed by peopleThe day before it was a cloudy misty morning, they were there then too but to see their true beauty, go on a sunny day

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