Colossal tectonic forces of nature have moulded this region into one of Africa’s most unique landscapes. Demarcating the highest edge of the Kalahari and Namib Deserts, the central plateau juts out of the Namibian landscape like a towering fortress and is the foundation for a myriad of river systems and powerful gales that have sculptured Namibia in its entirety over millions of years.
Windhoek is situated on the highest fragment of the central plateau and towers over other towns and cities found in most other parts of southern Africa. The capital city is situated in the center of the country and combines all major centers with the best tar road infrastructure on the African continent.
Situated in central Namibia, Windhoek is the largest city as well as the Capital of Namibia. A cosmopolitan melting pot of European architecture and African culture, it is the starting point for most safaris. Although Namibia is a daytime safari destination, Windhoek has enough excellent restaurants, shopping malls casino’s and bars to entertain the night guest.
Windhoek is encircled by mountains, and within this greater area one finds many commercial farms, as well as guest farms and lodges. It is typified by bushland savannah, with rocky slopes, hardy bushes, amplified by gorgeous sunsets.
The Erongo Region was named after the mysterious Erongo Mountains. Prominent features are the Spitzkoppe Mountains and the Brandberg Massive, both treasure troughs of pre-historic rock art and activity options for mountaineers and nature enthusiasts.
Otjiwarongo is also known as the capital city of northern Namibia. Historically the area was a sought-after location by the local Herero, Otjiwarongo when translated, meaning as much as “the (beautiful) place of the fat cow”. Even today this translation is very appropriate if one considers that some of Namibia’s largest cattle ranches are situated in the surrounding area.
Waterberg Plateau National Park
The Waterberg rises like an enormous castle out of the surrounding bushveld plains. Several fountains surface at the base of the perpendicular cliffs - giving rise to the Afrikaans name Waterberg.
Okahandja is a small town situated about 70 kilometers north of Windhoek and holds a quaint atmosphere stooped in history and tradition. Due to the amount of underground water and the resulting indigenous and exotic trees that thrive here, Okahandja is often referred to as „the garden town of Namibia“.
Situated to the East of Windhoek, Gobabis is on the way to the Botswana border. Known locally for its excellent meat, Gobabis is the capital of cattle country.