Wildlife Reserve in Windhoek

Daan Viljoen Game Park

This beautiful wildlife park sits in the Khomas Hochland about 18km west of Windhoek.You can walk to your heart’s content through lovely wildlife-rich desert hills, and spot gemsbok, kudu, mountain zebras, springbok…
Gallery in Windhoek

National Art Gallery

This art gallery contains a permanent collection of works reflecting Namibia’s historical and natural heritage. The collection displays works by Muafangejo – Namibia’s first black artist to gain international acclai…
Museum in Windhoek

National Museum of Namibia

There is an excellent display on Namibia’s independence at the country’s historical museum, which provides some enlightening context to the struggles of this young country. But probably the most interesting part of …
Historic Building in Windhoek

Old Magistrates’ Court

This old courthouse was built in 1898 for Carl Ludwig, the state architect, but it was never used and was eventually drafted into service as the magistrates’ court. Take a look at the verandah on the south side, whi…
Notable Building in Windhoek


The former administrative headquarters of German South West Africa have been given a new mandate as the Namibian parliament building. As a fitting homage to the bureaucracy of government, the name of the building me…
Museum in Windhoek

Trans-Namib Transport Museum

Windhoek’s beautiful old Cape Dutch–style train station on Bahnhof St was constructed by the Germans in 1912, and was expanded in 1929 by the South African administration. Across the driveway from the entrance is th…
Park in Windhoek

Zoo Park

Although this leafy park served as a public zoo until 1962, today it functions primarily as a picnic spot and shady retreat for lunching office workers. Five thousand years ago the park was the site of a Stone Age e…
Church in Lüderitz


The prominent Evangelical Lutheran church dominates Lüderitz from high on Diamond Hill. It was designed by Albert Bause, who implemented the Victorian influences he’d seen in the Cape. With assistance from private d…
Historic Site in Lüderitz

Goerke Haus

The sheer scale of Goerke Haus and the way it blends into the rockface is very impressive. Originally the home of Lieutenant Hans Goerke, and designed by architect Otto Ertl and constructed in 1910 on Diamond Hill, …
Museum in Lüderitz

Lüderitz Museum

This museum contains information on the town’s history, including displays on natural history, local indigenous groups and the diamond-mining industry. Phone to arrange a visit outside standard opening hours.