the capital of Namibia, is located in a basin between
the Khomas Highland, Auas and Eros Mountains. Whether due
to pure luck or a brilliant stroke of Germanic planning, Windhoek
is situated in almost the exact centre of Namibia. This has
obvious benefits when it comes to governing a country the
size of Namibia, and also makes it the ideal place to start
and plan any Namibian travel arrangements.
Windhoek is home to approximately two hundred
thousand people, an extremely small capital by global standards.
This number is growing rapidly at present mostly due to a
lack of employment in rural areas. Despite the large increase
in population over the last few years the city centre is extremely
clean, and mostly trouble free. Most tourists comment on the
cleanliness of the city, and often pronounce Windhoek to be
a most un-African city. As can be expected from a capital
city, Windhoek is home to many of the best hotels in Namibia,
the city also offers several other accommodation establishments
ranging from backpackers to up-market guest house.