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Address: Windhoek, Namibia

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Knowing the townships of South Africa, Katatura looks much safer

Friendly people in a township which has water and electricity, even if the "houses" are made of corrugated iron. A lot of barber shops, why ever, many repairing shops, much more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
Diekirch, Luxembourg
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Windhoek, Namibia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting windoek without checking out Katutura? You won't have a story to tell. Come and experience Kapana in single quarter open market. Here you'll find all in one. You can buy your traditional food to take with home or just buy to taste. Come with a local person and enjoy. Or maybe just call me do i can help you... More 

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Diekirch, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Friendly people in a township which has water and electricity, even if the "houses" are made of corrugated iron. A lot of barber shops, why ever, many repairing shops, much more understandable and a lot of car washing shops where the taxis are cleaned. A lot of micro shops reselling what has been bought in supermarkets, and and..The colors and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Customer satisfaction service in the tourism industry trade seems more important than ever, especially after one had such an awesome experience with one guest being a visitor to Namibia. Business people in the tourism industry do also tend to relax and sometimes forget how important it is to keep a guest happy at all times within limits, that is. Jenni... More 

Thank Heila R
Victoria Falls
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

A very old and very african community. Population very high.. U might need a local to take u around.therz a lot to see and the famous "cappana" in somewhere in katutura. If you like drinking u definitely will have quite an experience.

Thank Collins M
Deerfield, Illinois
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The township tour, arranged by a local travel agent, with a private guide and car was a stunning insight into the impact of apartheid on the founding of the country. The history of SWAPO and independence is well explained as is life in the townships - then, and today.

Thank manisfeld
Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Go here, learn about the history. See the bullet holes in the walls, learn about the riots, taste the kapana, the delicious barbecued meat with a variety of spices and salt. The township is poor in places but colourful and warm. Go to the dams if you can!! Or do the cycing tour which gives you all the information

Thank Adam G
Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Having struggled to find authentic, Homestyle food, our fantastic guide Alvin from Chameleon Backpackers joined us for a trip to the township for lunch! It was a great experience. We were treated with great hospitality by all and enjoyed a traditional meal of millet pap, roast beef and onion and tomato salsa. Friends tried the dried mopani worms, I was... More 

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Lüderitz, Karas, Namibia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Somethings to see how people live and work they culture they tradition that's an African experience in the heart of katutura in the Capital City Windhoek

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Traveled here on our tour of Windhoek. essentially a local market where many of the local workers shop for food. You can get a good sense of the edibles available from dried insects/larvae to barbecued meat. Essentially a safe area to stroll around but need to watch for pickpockets and make sure that you pay the local that offers to... More 

Thank BobN06
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Must visit to have a real taste of the local dish - kapana. We couldn't find it on the menu of other restaurants we went to so we were told Katutura was the place to go. Very informal and the meat is tasty, best eaten with "chakalaka" - tomatoes and onions spiced.

Thank Mwikali2015

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