Major places of interest in Namibia.
Oranjemund, Walvis Bay,
Lodging, Regional Guide, Tourism,
Literally meaning at the mouth of the Orange, this is one of Namibia's
most productive diamond areas; the precious stones are carried down by mother nature, from
the river's source in the Lesotho highlands.
Namibia has the region's only deep-water port, about halfway down the
coast, some 250 miles west of Windhoek. There are also port facilities further south, at
The capital of Namibia is located in the middle of the country, at
about 1,645 m. above sea level. The surrounding hills help to protect it from the dry
In the 19th century, a Nama leader prized the area from the Herero.
The territory then became the capital of the German dependency of South-West Africa in
1892, and was captured by South African troops during World War I.
Many Germans remained in Windhoek, and thus the city still has a
The Namibian capital of Windhoek is a pleasant and compact city which can easily be
explored on foot. Some photographs and tips.
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Unwind in the capital before or after your adventures in Namibia.
Further explore the varied regions of Namibia.
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Guide to Namibia:
An edited section of Bradt's Namibia Travel Guide by Chris McIntyre. Maps and hotel
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