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“Best township” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Katutura Township

Katutura Township
Windhoek, Namibia
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Windhoek
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
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“Best township”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

the best township ever where everything goes. love it

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“The real Windhoek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

If you want to experience the real life in this city then go and meet the people. They live in Katutura (the place we don't want) and, particularly if you are from Europe or the US it would be a crime to leave without seeing how people live in Windhoek. You will see the wealth in the city, you will see the poverty in Katutura. Unfortunately the pverty is the overwhelming reality for most Namibians. It's not scary, it's not unsafe if you go in daylight and act sensibly, but it will open your eyes. It's a don't miss if you have a soul.

Visited February 2012
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“Eye opener into township life”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

This township was a large sprawling village complete with roadside shops, markets and malls. Quite amazing to see how the poorer dwellings are so basic - not even running water or sanitation- and are growing every day. They say eventually 50% of Namibia's population will be living in this township!

Visited September 2011
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Windhoek, Namibia
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“Kapana my broer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

Excellent day spent driving around, had a beer at Xwama Restaurant just off independence avenue, afterwards went to markets and had FRESH (slaughtered a few hours before) medium rare AAA grade beef barbecued on an open fire with chilli spice, vetkoek (oily dough balls) and an another ice cold Qaurt of Windhoek Lager.
The place is Safe, just like any other town in the world you must not look like you want to get robbed, and taking a buddy or two helps. Don't walk around looking out of place, take an old bakkie (4x4) and be friendly to the locals,
Walele Po Tate, lekker dag my broer, kala po Nawa
Support the micro economy, wasting N$ in malls and shiny shops in town does not feed the small entrepreneurs, drink the beer, eat the food, buy skin cream made from makalani nuts,buy leather shoes made from seals, don't under pay, don't over pay.

Visited August 2011
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“Katatura - worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Went with a guide to Katatura and think the place is well worth a visit. Sure you will se everything from very poor housing to rather nice houses but it gives you an idea about how most people in Windhoek lives. We went to several markets and not once did I feel unsafe, the people I met were very friendly indeed. It is good to have a guide that can tell you about the history and where to go in Katatura.

Visited July 2011
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