Cardboard Box Hostel
15 Johann Albrecht St, West, Windhoek, Namibia
THE NEED FOR BEER MONEY
The Cardboard Box is a classic Backpacker place that claims to have been started in 1992 in order to get some beer money. Fair enough. They are the oldest such establishment here in Windhoek and they provide a range of services. They can accommodate 45 people inside and 12 in tents (w/mattress) outside and spaces for 20 other campers. They have a bar and restaurant which always serves game meat. Outside they have a swimming pool and braai area. They offer 24 hour reception and very secure car parking. Back inside they have internet/phone/fax facilities, laundry, self-catering kitchen and travel information. They can also arrange anything from car hire to hotels elsewhere to full blown safaris.
Directions: The Cardboard Box, 15 Johann Albrecht Street, Windhoek West, Namibia
Postal Address: The Cardboard Box, P.O. Box 5142, Ausspanplatz, Windhoek, Namibia
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Open 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM Wednesday through Sunday.
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Travel Tips for Windhoek
Windhoek is the capital on the young republic of Namibia and it is the largest city in Namibia.
It is believed to established as settlement back in 1892 (same as my childhood hometown) on the high plains of the Khomas mountains. The city is well over 1000 m above sea level and winters nights can get very cold. Windhoek is a Twin City with my current home city in Vantaa Finland :)
Safari in Okapuka : the white rhinos
Seeing these rhinos is one of my fondest memories, I'd never thought it was possible to be so close to them. We stopped the car there for a while and watch them eat their grass without paying any attention to us ;-)
ENGLISH IS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
An amazing fact that I did not know until I want inside the National Museum of Namibia, here in Windhoek. Despite its history as a German Colony, the official language of government and the legal system is English. This is enshrined in Article 3 of the Preamble of the Constitution (pictured). People are, of course, allowed to practice any language they wish in Namibia. German and Afrikaans is still widely spoken and more than 20 tribal languages still thrive here.
If you would like to know more about the exciting exhibits at the National Museum of Namibia, please see my ‘Things to Do’ tips on this page.
Windhoek Hosea Kutako Intl. Airport
Windhoek Hosea Kutako Intl. Airport (WDH) is the main international airport in the country. It's located 45 km east of the city. The main runway is one of the longest in the World, with 4673 meter.
The airport is one of the least busy capital airports in the world. A public bus connect the airport to downtown Windhoek. Tourists can also rent cars from the airport. There are very few shops in the terminals, selling food, refreshments, and souvenirs.
We felt like home in the center of Windhoek, but when we went to the suburb, in the Katatura township (= black ghetto), we entered a very different world. This is where most of the middle-class and poor black people live. It's recommended to go there with a guide who will explain you the history of this township and show you around instead of going on your own, this could be dangerous in some places. The tourism information office on Independence Ave offers 3-hour-tours for about 150 N$. It worths the value.
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