Cheap Flights To Windhoek, Namibia
Book Your Flights to Windhoek from South Africa
Cheap flights to Windhoek start from around R1299.00 , depending on the time of year and how far in advance you book your flight from Cape Town or Johannesburg to Windhoek. You will land at Hosea Kutako International Airport, which is the busiest of the nearby airports.
The city of Windhoek is also traditionally known as Khoekhoe (hot springs) and Otjiherero (place of steam) . Strangely enough, these traditional names do not have any relation to the origin of the name ‘Windhoek’, which loosely translates to ‘windy corner’.
It was first mentioned in a letter dated 12 August 1844 from Jonker Afrikaner to Joseph Tindall. One theory suggests that Jonker named the town after the ‘Winterhoek Mountains’ at Tulbagh in the neighbouring country of South Africa where his ancestors lived.
Cheap Flights to Namibia from Johannesburg & Cape Town
If you are looking for flights to Namibia from South Africa, then you have found the right site. These are the cheapest direct flights that you will find from South Africa (British Airways, SAA and Air Namibia included). Below you will find tables that will help you to see the most affordable price for a flight from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Windhoek.
Due to the nature of travel, the cost of tickets are constantly fluctuating. However, we bring you the live and updated prices to make sure that you are getting the best fares possible for a flight to Namibia.
Flights to Windhoek From Cape Town
|Route||Departure Date||Airline Logo||Airline||Price|
|Flights To Windhoek From Cape Town||9 Feb||Airlink||R2,164|
Popular Airlines Offering Cheap Flights To Windhoek (WDH)
|Kulula flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek||from R1299.00|
|Kulula flights from Durban to Windhoek||from R1899.00|
|Kulula flights from Cape Town to Windhoek||from R1949.00|
|South African Airways Airlines Flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek||from R2189.00|
|South African Airways Airlines Flights from Durban to Windhoek||from R2799.00|
|South African Airways Airlines Flights from Cape Town to Windhoek||from R2129.00|
|South African Airways Airlines Flights from Bloemfontein to Windhoek||from R3169.00|
|South African Airways Airlines Flights from Port Elizabeth to Windhoek||from R3469.00|
|South African Airways Airlines Flights from East London to Windhoek||from R3299.00|
|South African Airways Airlines Flights from Kimberley to Windhoek||from R3199.00|
|Air Namibia Flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek||from R1869.00|
|Air Namibia Flights from Durban to Windhoek||from R1999.00|
|Air Namibia Flights from Cape Town to Windhoek||from R1729.00|
|Air Namibia Flights from Gaborone to Windhoek||from R2129.00|
|Air Namibia Flights from Harare to Windhoek||from R2479.00|
|Air Namibia Flights from Walvis Bay to Windhoek||from R799.00|
Which Day Is the Cheapest Flight to Windhoek?
Windhoek is considered a regional destination for a South African and therefore the price will be higher than those for domestic destinations. The cheapest day for Windhoek return flights, on average, is a Thursday with the most expensive being Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Usually, Namibia flights during the work week are the cheapest.
Which Month Will I Get the Cheapest Flight to Windhoek?
The best time to save money on Windhoek flights would usually be February and March. July and December would see you paying the highest prices for your Windhoek flights as these are peak international travel periods. So, it’s best to wait for deals like Black Friday if you want to travel during these popular months.
Which Airlines Are Offering Flights to Windhoek?
There are a number of airlines flying the route from South Africa to Windhoek, so booking your ticket should be a breeze. Airlines that have these flights available include Air Namibia, Kulula Flights, South African Airways and British Airways.
Flying British Airways will probably be the most expensive option, with South African Airways coming in second. Air Namibia might be your go-to for the best fares. Luckily, we give you all the cheap flights to Windhoek in the tables above, so you don’t have to do any searches on the airlines’ websites.
British Airways can have very strict baggage policies, so make sure you check the terms and conditions of your flight with them beforehand.
Windhoek Flights Times
How long will it take to fly to Windhoek? The 3 most popular cities that fly to Windhoek are Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The flight times are from each city are:
- Flights from Cape Town to Windhoek: 2 hours and 5 minutes
- Flights to Windhoek from Johannesburg: 2 hours
- Flights to Windhoek from Durban: 3 hours and 20 minutes
Best Time to Visit Windhoek
In Namibia’s bustling capital, Windhoek, there is never a bad time for a trip. There is always something to do with the rich culture, architectural wonders and (of course) the German beer. However, there are certain periods which you may find more favourable to you for a trip to Windhoek in the country of Namibia.
Windhoek has it’s cold season from late May to late July. This is the preferred time to take a trip there, with pleasant daily temperature highs of 22°C and below. The coldest day in early July offers a high of around 20°C with lows around 6°C. Precipitation has a 1% chance at some point during any given day.
A cheap ticket price to Windhoek will be harder to find this time of year. Remember that peak time does not allow for cheap flights to Namibia from Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban.
Late September to early January can be unbearably hot with average daily highs above 30°C and lows around 18°C with a daily 24% chance of precipitation. But if you prefer to skip the lines and get the best deals on your ticket price, then pack your sunblock and go for a trip during this time.
Getting around Windhoek
The majority of visitors get around with taxis, motorcycles or vehicles, with many locals riding bicycles. Windhoek railway station only provides connections to Okahandja (north), Rehoboth (south) and Gobabis (east) with travel being slow as the train stops at all posts and has both freight and passenger coaches.
Accommodation in Windhoek
Accommodation for visitors or those starting over-land safaris from Windhoek is widely available. Choose from backpackers, top hotels, lodges, B&B’s, classy guesthouses and a castle, today known as the Heinitzburg Hotel.
Built in 1914, the castle’s refined elegance, charm and luxury has successfully been preserved by the hotel. It offers 16 spacious en-suite rooms, all with splendid vistas of the city and surrounding Khomas Hochland mountains. This is one of the most popular destinations in Windhoek.
Grab a Bite in Windhoek
If the castle hotel is fully booked, then relax with a coffee and a superb choice of decadent cakes or a sun-downer cocktail at the hotel’s ‘Garden Terrace’. You can also treat your loved one to a perfect night of romance with fine dining at Leo’s At the Castle, one of Windhoek’s best restaurants. You will be treated to a mouth-watering menu of international and French cuisine.
In the township of Katutura, the Xwama Cultural Village and Traditional Restaurant provides delicious meals with African and Namibia flavours. Meanwhile, at Joe’s Beerhouse, you can indulge in wholesome Namibia and German food. As for Portuguese food, Kubata serves outstanding dishes and is definitely worth a visit.
Windhoek is the largest city and capital of Namibia and still one of the safest countries in the world, but it’s still best to keep your doors locked and be alert to scams. This city has many historical aspects of interest such as the gothic style Lutheran church Christuskirche that opened in 1910.
Another important historical site in Windhoek city is the Alte Feste. It is an old fortress built in 1890 that houses the National Museum including the Reiterdenkmal statue. This is to commemorate Germany’s fallen soldiers during the 1904 to 1907 war. The next best historical landmark has to be the Independence Memorial Museum.
Tourists can view and purchase artwork by local artists from numerous galleries that hold events and exhibitions throughout the year. Art galleries not to be missed are the National Art Gallery of Namibia, the Atelier Kendzia, and the House of Art also known as the Omba Gallery.
Visitors and locals can frequent pubs, nightclubs and restaurants. Enjoy live plays and musical concerts at the ‘Warehouse’ or the National Theatre of Namibia that is also host to productions from Europe and other parts of Africa.
Getting to and from Windhoek Airport
Visitors looking for car rental when landing at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport (45km east of Windhoek city centre) have plenty of choices. Rental companies include Avis, Thrifty, Budget or Hertz. Alternatively, Shuttle Namibia can be booked for transfers to and from nearby airports.
Eros Airport, five kilometres from Windhoek, is the busier of the two nearby airports. Car rental companies based at Eros include Europcar, Bidvest and Avis.
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When you fly to Windhoek, make sure to spend some time admiring the historical and cultural landmarks. And don’t forget about trying the delicious local cuisine (and beer!).