Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia and is located in the Khomas Highland plateau area in the central part of the country. It is by far the most populous city in Namibia, with an estimated 300,000 residents, and thus serves as the industrial, commercial and social center of the country. Despite all this, Windhoek remains small and compact with little heavy traffic.

The city is quaint and exudes Germanic flavor due to the most recent colonial times. This can be seen especially in the architecture and street names. The heart of the Windhoek shopping district is the bizarrely colorful Post Street pedestrian mall. There are numerous small eateries here, where you can grab lunch or dinner.

Windhoek has two different airports. Windhoek International is about 25 miles out of town, and Eros International Airport is in the center of town where most transfer flights depart from. Because many international flights arrive early enough and depart late enough, it is not always a requirement to overnight. That said stopping for a night can be a great way to make time to stock up at the grocery store to fill your cool box as you head out for a couple of weeks of self driving safari adventure.

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