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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Penduka

Penduka, which means ‘wake up’, operates a nonprofit women’s needlework project at Goreangab Dam, 8km northwest of the city centre. You can purchase needlework, baskets, carvings and fabric creations for fair prices…
Top Choice Bistro in Windhoek

Stellenbosch Wine Bar & Bistro

When well-to-do locals want an enjoyable night out with the guarantee of good food, this is their number-one pick. With a classy outdoor-indoor setting and thoughtfully conceived international food – beef burger wit…
Top Choice Pub Food in Windhoek

Joe’s Beerhouse

A legendary Windhoek institution, this is where you can indulge (albeit with a little guilt…) in flame-broiled fillets of all those amazing animals you’ve seen on safari! Seriously. We’re talking huge cuts of zebra …
Top Choice International in Windhoek

Leo’s

Leo’s takes its regal setting in Heinitzburg Castle to heart by welcoming diners into a banquet hall that previously served the likes of royalty. The formal settings of bone china and polished crystal glassware are …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Namibia Crafts Centre

This place is an outlet for heaps of wonderful Namibian inspiration – leatherwork, basketry, pottery, jewellery, needlework, hand-painted textiles and other material arts – and the artist and origin of each piece is…
Top Choice Pub in Windhoek

Joe’s Beer House

True to its moniker, Joe’s stocks a wide assortment of Namibian and German beers, and you can count on prolonged drinking here until early in the morning. It’s the favoured drinking hole of Afrikaners and something …
Top Choice Bar in Windhoek

Boiler Room @ The Warehouse Theatre

From after-work drinks to live music and a crowd that likes to dance, the Boiler Room at the Warehouse is one of the coolest and most versatile places in town – the latter quality makes us think it might just last t…
Top Choice Church in Windhoek

Christuskirche

Windhoek’s best-recognised landmark, and something of an unofficial symbol of the city, this German Lutheran church stands on a traffic island and lords it over the city centre. An unusual building, it was construct…
Wine Bar in Windhoek

Wine Bar

This bar is in a lovely historic mansion that actually used to store the town’s water supply, but now houses the city’s premium wine selection. Staff here have an excellent knowledge of their products, pairing an ad…
African in Windhoek

La Marmite

Commanding a veritable legion of devoted followers, this humble West African eatery deserves its long-garnered popularity. Here you can sample wonderful North and West African cuisine, including Algerian, Senegalese…