The region’s biggest draw is its wildlife and scenery, and one of the best places to see both is the Daan Viljoen Game Park in the Khomas Hochland, about 18 km west of the city. It features everything from antelopes to zebras, and includes more than 200 species of bird, making it an ornithologist’s paradise.
Back in the city, the Zoo Park, which was a zoo until 1962, is now a general-purpose public greenspace, perfect for picnics. If you’d like to include some education during your trip to Windhoek, then head to the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre to take classes in a wide range of subjects, including photography.
To find out more about the history and culture of the country, head to the National Museum of Namibia on Robert Mugabe Avenue, which also houses an excellent collection of rock art dating back thousands of years.