Cities and Towns in Namibia

  • Windhoek - the capital of Namibia
    Windhoek Independence AvenueKnown as one of the safest and cleanest cities on the African continent, Windhoek is also the capital and largest city in the Republic of Namibia. With a strong German cultural influence from the colonial period, many buildings in Windhoek exhibit the German...
  • Swakopmund
    SwakopmundSituated in Southwest Africa on the shores of the South Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by the Namib Desert on three sides, the city of Swakopmund provides a home to more than 40,000 permanent residents. With moderate temperatures and climate, Swakopmund attracts visitors from warmer...
  • Situated at the northern end of the TransNamib Railway, Tsumeb serves as the agricultural, financial and business center for northern Namibia. With approximately 22,000 residents, Tsumeb rivals Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, as a well-planned, attractive and safe cosmopolitan city known for its...
  • Luderitz
    Built upon a windswept, rocky precipice overlooking the Diamond Coast of Namibia, the harbor town of Luderitz is home to approximately 20,000 citizens. Discovered by the Portuguese and settled originally by the Germans, Luderitz still exhibits influences in architecture and culture from the early...
  • Keetmanshoop
    Whether traveling by train or vehicle between Windhoek to South Africa or westward toward Luderitz, travelers pass through the small town of Keetmanshoop. This town of approximately 22,000 residents serves as the economic and commercial center of south Namibia. While founded in 1814 by the first...
  • Walvis Bay
    Settled on the shore of the country’s only natural deepwater harbor, Walvis Bay is a city of approximately 50,000 residents. Walvis Bay, which means Whale Bay in the Afrikaans language, enjoys a blending of natural resources, scenic beauty and cultural backgrounds making it a lively city. With a...
  • Otjiwarongo, one of the fastest growing towns in Namibia, lies along the TransNamib railway north of Windhoek. Named by the Herero people who originally settled here, Otjiwarongo means “place of the fat cows.” The Herero tribesmen were ousted by the German military, giving rise to the German...