Spend time in Windhoek before your flight..

Need to spend a few hours in Windhoek before your flight back home? Here’s some tips of what you can do to make up time…

Start with breakfast or lunch at Krisjans Bistro on the corner of Lazarett and Robert Mugabe Street.

Further down Robert Mugabe Street you’ll find a big gold building in the shape of a Coffee Percolator… NIMMS (National Independance Memorial Museum).
If museums aren’t your thing, just go straight up to the restaurant on 4th floor where you will see the most magnificent view of our beautiful city.

Only 10mins walk from NIMMS you can buy your last Namibian Handmade Souvenir or just stroll through and enjoy our creativity at Craft Centre in the Old Breweries building in Tal street. Rumor has it that Craft Cafe, the German coffee shop on the second floor, serves the best apple crumble in town 🙂

In Independence street (our main road) you’ll find Cramer’s and Slowtown next to each other, don’t walk past it! Do you know the word “affogato”? Its a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso…just saying, coffee and ice cream goes great together, so Cramer’s is the place to be.
But what goes the best with a cup of coffee? Another cup! Right next door at Slowtown you can taste Namibia’s most famous roasted coffee and buy some to take home with you because you will crave some at home, believe me.

Remember that Hosea Kutako International Airport is about 40mins drive away from the city and our public transport isn’t as great as what you may be used to, so plan your stay well.
CityCab, Windhoek Airport Shuttle cost about N$300 per person and can be booked online.

Unfortunately petty theft may occur in our streets, please don’t be afraid to Travel Namibia, just be wake up. Walking around at night is not recommended, especially when you travel alone. Don’t leave any luggage, backpack, handbag, purse or phone unattended, anywhere. Don’t trust anyone to help you draw some money at ATM’s.

Most importantly enjoy your stay!!!

FRI-YAY 5 Awesome sundowner spots in Windhoek

 

 

Around the globe we all have one thing in common, we love Fridays. And…we love cocktails… especially on rooftops with magnificent sunset views!

My 5 favorite sites in Windhoek are:
Rivercrossing Lodge. Outside of Windhoek on the Airport Road. Excellent food, nice cocktail lounge, swimming pool, free internet, amazing view of the nature, mountains and city, and overnight rates are around N$2000 per night, breakfast included. Their road isn’t suitable for a small car.
Nimms, (National Independence Memorial Museum Restaurant). The only building with a 360 degree view of the city. Definitely worth a visit.
Hilton Hotel, Sky bar. Little more expensive than the other cocktail bars in Windhoek, but the vibe at Sky bar with it’s comfy chairs are worth it. There is also a swimming pool, wifi, gym and lovely spa for those who just need to unwind and relax. Rates per night more or less N$1600 and a buffet breakfast to start the day with.
On the Edge restaurant, Hotel Thule, I love a Cosmopolitain, but heard that they have the best Bloody Mary in town. Enjoy the sunset and an amazing snack basket… if you want a more upper class dinner, eat at the hotel’s restaurant, it might just be the best steak or sole you will taste in Windhoek! Their rooms are also around N$1600 per night. Hotel Thule are in a more quite area of the city, very peaceful but further from the shops if you need to walk around.
Hotel Heinitzburg, I am absolutely in love with this beautiful Castle-like hotel, but to be honest, I can only afford one glass of wine or cocktail on an evening… They are expensive but definitely worth the money, the staff are friendly and make you feel at home even when you’re not an in-house guest. Their rooms are around N$ 3000 with breakfast included…

I haven’t been this excited
about FRIDAY
-since –
last Friday
Cheers