We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Kapana my broer”
Review of Katutura Township

Katutura Township
Ranked #5 of 45 things to do in Windhoek
Attraction details
Windhoek, Namibia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Kapana my broer”
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
2 Thank FvanGreunen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

158 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Katatura - worth a visit”
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
5 Thank IngridSweden
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Katutura Beautiful”
Reviewed October 16, 2010

Dear Friends, I have been to Katutura many times and worshipped with the people and lived there for a while and discovered how SAVE it is to live in Katutura. It is all in the mind of the one who has heard the wrong information. We have spent time in Umalunga in Grootfontein and found it SAFE. We have taken teams of westerners there to work and serve with the church and found it SAFE. We love these townships and the people in them. If you want to meet "warm and friendly Namibia" go to the townships. We regret that they are there, but the people in them are absolutely BEAUTIFUL

2 Thank noden
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Windhoek, Namibia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2010

It's not an attraction, but it's a real place where poor people live. Don't go there because it's unsafe, horrifying and there's absolutely no need to. Unless you want to help. The first sevaral houses are ok, they are houses and have water and light. But if you go furthere in, you'll see people living in carton boxes without water, without electricity, without anything. It's not a place for tourist to go and gather around. This palce made me cry.

5 Thank Tigra86
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Katutura Township also viewed

Windhoek, Khomas Region
Windhoek, Khomas Region

Been to Katutura Township? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing