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Cheap flights from Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia and formerly South West Africa, is a Southern African country that shares borders with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south and east. It was a former colony of Germany, then of South Africa. It gained independence from the latter in 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. The country experiences an overall arid climate, the range of the sub-Tropical High Pressure Belt, with frequent clear skies.

The country is similar to South Africa in several ways, not just because of being colonised by the latter, but also of some race issues that was the result of being ruled under the apartheid system. Namibia has a mixed-race population. The official language spoken is English, but Afrikaans is the most common, accounting for 60% of the population. German is also widely spoken, and indigenous languages used include Oshivambo, Herero, and Nama.

Where to go

Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, is the entry point to the country. It is also where most safaris travelling through Namibia begin. However, the city is not just a point of transit as it also offers many opportunities for tourists to enjoy. Visit the historical National Museum of Namibia, which displays pieces that illuminate its visitors on the country’s history and independence. Worth checking out is the museum’s rock-alt display. There’s also the Zoo Park, which now primarily functions as a good picnic spot. It might not be much, but its interesting history is worth learning about, as it was the site of a prehistoric event, the Stone Age elephant hunt. There’s also the fascinating Tintenpalast building, remarkable for its construction from indigenous materials. Lastly, the city’s most popular landmark, Christuskirche, is also worth checking out. The German Lutheran church was constructed from local sandstone in 1907, designed by architect Gottlieb Redecker in diverging neo-Gothic and art nouveau styles.

Cape Town, South Africa is barely three hours away from Windhoek by plane. It is South Africa’s second-largest city and the capital of the Western Cape Province. Check out the neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap, a highly popular film location due to its colourful buildings, quaint streets, and mosques; the Castle of Good Hope, which is the oldest surviving building in South Africa; and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home to a diverse collection of beautiful plants and flowers. It is one of the most stunning botanical gardens in the world.

One can reach Frankfurt, Germany from Windhoek by plane in less than 11 hours. The city is the business and financial centre of the country and is known for its futuristic skyline. Don’t forget to check out its historical attractions such as its old centre, the Römerberg; the city’s main cathedral, the gothic-designed Dom; Frankfurt’s most well-known pedestrian bridge, Eiserner; and the city centre’s central hub, Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge).

How to get out

The main gateway into and out of Namibia by plane is Hosea Kutako International Airport, located 45 minutes east of Windhoek. The airlines that operate here include Air Namibia, which has flights to Frankfurt, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, and Maun. Flights between the smaller Eros Airport and Cape Town are also available. In addition, South African Airways and no-frills Kulula.com operate flights to South Africa as well.

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