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Windhoek is the largest and capital city of Namibia, known to many travellers as an oasis in the African dessert. Travel magazines and companies describe the city as "Africa for Beginners" as it offers the rustic remote appeal of Africa, with the type of modern sophisticated city living atmosphere that you'd expect overseas. With Cheap flights to Windhoek from Cape Town, Air Namibia flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek and flights from Lanseria to Windhoek, this captivating city is accessible to many South African visitors.

Why Visit Windhoek?

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Culture

Katutura is a popular spot to immerse yourself in the culture of Windhoek and the cheerful African chaos

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Beer

For the beer love, Namibia Breweries is a must to enjoy some of Africa's finest beer

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Attractions

The Namib, Africa's oldeest desert is well worth a trip. There are many trips available from the city.

As an African city, Windhoek is particularly "Western" with its high rise buildings and buzzing malls offset against lush green vegetation and a few German castles dotted amongst the countryside. The city is located in the Khomas Highland plateau area and was developed in 1840 at the site of a permanent spring. Windhoek serves as the political, social, economic and cultural centre of Namibia.

When planning a trip to the area, be sure to make time to discover Alte Feste, Daan Viljoen Game Reserve and Heinitzburg Castle, all of which are top attractions in Namibia.

With cheap flights to Windhoek, travellers have the chance to spend a little extra on exploring the desert landscapes, discovering an eclectic mix of cultures and even tasting the myriad of locally brewed beers. The opportunities to buy African curios and gifts abound as street markets and curio shops can be found almost anywhere in the city.

Booking flights to Windhoek is made quick and easy at SA Airlines. We offer a variety of low fares, specials and discounts from a number of airlines flying to and from Windhoek. Whether you are looking for Air Namibia flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek, Mango flights to Namibia or flights with any other leading international carriers to the city, make use of our quick online flight search feature and save.

Popular Flights to Windhoek Routes

ROUTE PRICE
Flights from Cape Town to Windhoek R1999.00
Flights from Durban to Windhoek R1999.00
Flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek R1549.00
Flights from Lanseria to Windhoek R2899.00
Kulula flights to Windhoek R1549.00
SAA flights to Windhoek R2999.00

Book Flights to Windhoek & Explore these great Tourist Attractions

There is much to see and do in Windhoek. When booking your flights to the city, consider making time to visit the following attractions:

  • Christ Church Windhoek
  • Daan Viljoen Game Reserve
  • Heroes Acre
  • Alte Feste
  • Schweringsburg Castle
  • Reiterdenkmal Monument
  • Zoo Park
  • National Art Gallery
  • St Mary's Cathedral
  • Independence Memorial Museum
  • Owela Museum
  • Avis Dam Nature Reserve

When is the Best Time to Book Cape Town or Johannesburg to Windhoek Flights?

There are a number of airlines offering cheap flights to Windhoek from international airports in South Africa, all year round. Windhoek has a semi-arid climate which is fairly hot, but there are two distinct seasons to be aware of. November to April is the wet season and from May to October Windhoek is dry and hot.

The dry season is the best time to visit for sight-seeing at national parks and for outdoor activities, but this also means that it's peak travel season. Expect to deal with crowds and inflated pricing on air tickets during these months. If you are looking for the cheapest airfares to visit Windhoek, you will find these typically available between December and March.

Which Airlines Fly to and from Windhoek?

While you can find SAA flights to Windhoek readily, they are not the only carrier serving the route from South Africa. The following airlines offer flights from South Africa to Windhoek:

Book Flights to the WDH Airport

One major airport serves the city of Windhoek and that is the Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH). This airport supports non-stop flights between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Windhoek as well as connecting flights from Durban. The airport is a 35-minute drive to the city centre.

How Long is the Flight to Windhoek?

Here are a few flying time references between Windhoek and various destinations:

  • Johannesburg to Windhoek: 2 hours
  • Cape Town to Windhoek: 2 hours and 5 minutes
  • Durban to Windhoek: 3 hours and 15 minutes (with 1 stop)
Traveling from Hosea Kutako International Airport to the City Centre

Getting from the airport and into the city of Windhoek is fairly simple. A number of shuttle services can be booked prior to arrival. You can also hire a car at the airport from Europcar, Hertz, Bidvest or Thrifty Car Hire. Taxi services are available for cross town trips, but one cannot hail a private taxi on the street in Windhoek. You will need to book one via the hotel reception or make use of the Uber app.

When in the city, you will find that it's pedestrian friendly, so you can explore to your hearts content on foot and shouldn't have any problems.

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