Windhoek city and township cultural tour

The cultural tour begins by crossing the city of Windhoek to continue in the district of Katutura, stopping at places of interest such as the Alte Feste Reiterdenkmal Christus Kirche, Tinten Palast, the old cemetery, visit the craft center Penduka, etc..

A river runs through the center temporarily Ovamboland and goes into the bowl of Etosha, on the other side of the border South.


The City of Windhoek has developed Katutura, a district of apartheid in the late 50s. However, before Katutura is created, most black Namibians living in the east of Windhoek in the district now known to Hochland Park. When the mayor decided to move the black Namibians in their former place of residence to the new district of Katutura, it did not take place without tub. The objections were both practical and ideological. Naturally there was a general opposition to the policy of apartheid and the fact that the move was forced. Residents also suffered from unjust conditions, they were forced to rent the houses they could never become homeowners and also there were found far beyond the business district of Windhoek they were living in àWindhoek West.
The Katutura debut was much less extended than the Katutura today. Windhoek currently has 200 000 inhabitants including 60% resident has Katutura. The main areas of concern Katutura evocative names such as Soweto, Havana, Babylon and Wanaheda.

The Craft Centre Penduka quietly situated near a dam is a combination of poor women, victims of physical disability who refuse fatality. They coudent, embroider and create things of incredible quality.

We therefore propose a discovery tour of a few hours of this district humanly and historically very rich, to better understand one aspect of reality in Namibia.

To support the local economy, stops in craft stores or in markets (Penduka Craft Centre, Soweto, Single Quarter …) can be done.