With 250 000 inhabitants, Namibia's capital of Windhoek is the biggest city in Namibia and, in a way, the only city in the country. The attractive town lies at an altitude of 1650 metres in a beautiful valley bordered by the Eros Mountains in the north and the Auas mountains to the south. Towards the west stretches the Khomas Highland to the Namib and the coast.
The city is - for an African town - very clean and a bit provincial. But still one can find many buidlings in the Wilhelmian (Victorian) style of the era of German colonialism, which contribute to the charme of Namibia's capital.
The influence of German language and culture is noticeable in many ways.
Windhoek has an international airport 45 kilometres out of town and a broad spectrum of hotels and guesthouses , as well as car rentals.