Best Free Things to Do in Windhoek

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Windhoek

Best Free Things to Do in Windhoek

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  • Dusoye
    Mauritius169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well situated and easy to access. Multiple craft items with some affordable prices. Recomended for souvenirs from Namibie.
    Written 30 June 2024
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  • Dewald R
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3 090 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Christuskirche is a beautiful and iconic landmark in Windhoek. It is easy to find and has free and clean parking. The church is also very central to other tourist attractions, so you can easily walk to other places from here. However, be vigilant during your visit, as there were some persistent people, possibly scammers, trying to bother tourists in the vicinity. If you are polite and firm, they will usually leave you alone. Despite this minor inconvenience, the Christuskirche is definitely worth a visit.
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • EJM2005
    Lusaka266 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    In terms of shopping and food, the Grove has better options. That said, we loved the family entertainment options at this mall. Our kids loved the climbing wall, trampolining, glow in the dark golf and we all enjoyed the ten-pin bowling - great family activity. We found ourselves going back a couple of times during our holiday in Windhoek. Would highly recommend the entertainment area of Maerua Mall.
    Written 10 August 2019
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  • dianedinky
    Dunfermline, UK1 353 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is certainly central as it is right beside the gingerbread church and you can get both in your photo if you so wish. I started by going to the top level and working my way down. There are superb views from the various viewing points at the top. There is also a very nice eatery that is more than a cafe but not quite a restaurant. I had the chicken mayo toastie with fries and it was absolutely delicious and ridiculously cheap.
    The museum itself is also a great place. It is only when you read or hear of the stories that you realise what a violent and sad history Namibia has. The information is very well presented both visually and audibly (with commentaries starting when you step on designated points).
    You could easily spend a few hours here going through all the different floors. I myself was a bit pushed for time but got a good idea of it in the hour I had by reading over the main exhibits. I don't think you need to visit any other museums if doing this one.
    Only downside was the erratic lift which refused to work on the 1st Floor. I couldn't get to Ground as the stairs only take you to a basement. I had to take the stairs all the way back to the top and then get a different lift down and out. Maybe designed this way so you take in a floor at a time and finish at the cafe but I was hungry so started there.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • Dusoye
    Mauritius169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good to have a visit to the mall. Mall clean and enough parking space. All major brand shops present. Cosy food court with mouth watering menus.
    Written 1 July 2024
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  • Jacqueline C
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The stores are never ending. Very neat and has food places to sit and eat. Lots of taxis. Near Avani, so you can walk there.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Mike P
    Ubud, Indonesia731 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice gardens to stroll when they are not chained shut or closed for walking around. I'm not sure why one can't access.
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • Captain C
    Cape Town, South Africa301 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Saturday service is not as busy as the Sunday 7.30am. The attendance is still good and celebrated in main Catholic Cathedral. the congregation is an interesting mix of local Namibians and varying expat nationalities.
    Written 6 May 2019
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  • Dewald R
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3 090 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Gibeon Meteorites monument in central Windhoek is an interesting sight to see. The meteorites are easy to find and also quite impressive to look at. However, there are a few things that could be improved about the monument. First, some of the meteorites are missing. This is a shame, as it would be great to see all of the meteorites together. Second, it can be difficult to find safe parking close by when visiting the monument. Finally, you need to be aware of your surroundings when you are at the monument, as there are some nefarious characters that hang around in the area. Despite these drawbacks, the meteorites themselves are fascinating to observe if you're in the area.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • AndrejaKo
    Maribor, Slovenia1 042 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    well maintained park in a good location, but there will be plenty of locals trying to get some of your money. not to rob you (at least not in our case), but to sell you something or to get you to donate.
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • Ana-Maria B
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania1 348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed a great trip with people who knew the place well, it felt like a better place to know the real Namibia. Had a delicious chicken lunch at one of the traditional restaurants and pretty much enjoyed my day. I wish I had more time to find out more about life here
    Written 19 October 2019
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