The Independence Museum tells the story of Namibia's liberation struggle. It squats on a slight rise just east of the central business district near the famous Christuskirche, the Tintenpalast and the Alte Feste.
Xwama Traditional Restaurant
When the business is done take some time to explore Windhoek and other parts of this close neighbour.
Diners are always greeted by a splendid cultural troupe upon arrival at Xwama Traditional Restaurant and Cultural Village. Located in Windhoek's sprawling western suburb, Katutura, it is just as popular for its many traditional recipes as for its cultural entertainment in the form of song and dance.
Joe’s Beerhouse is the most famous restaurant in Windhoek with a seating capacity of 580 persons, open 7 days a week catering mainly to tourists yet also meeting expectations of locals.
As the only commercial miller of industrial size, Namib Mills is the anchor industry guaranteeing local food security. Located in Windhoek's Northern Industrial Area, this family-owned group is Namibia's largest producer of refined cereals.
Namibia Breweries is the diamond of Namibian industry. A visit to the brewery in Windhoek's Northern Industrial Area offers a glimpse of successful vertical integration.
There are many excellent hotels in Swakopmund but the most outstanding is the rebuilt Strand Hotel. It occupies a prime location right along the southern wall of the Mole, the old German harbour that was in use up to 1915.
The most photographed dune in the world rises more than 400 metres (vertical) above the desert floor. It is the largest link in a chain of dunes encircling the northern and western periphery of the equally famous Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei complex.
Gammams Reclamation Works
Were it not for the City of Windhoek's competence in recycling waste water, the city could not survive. The water purification works at the Gammams Reclamation site and Goreangab Waste Water treatment plant, are acknowledged as world-leading technologies for recycling and purifying water.