This is the real African Windhoek. Klein Windhoek, Olympia, or Eros are the districts where the Europeans live. Not a question of apartheid anymore, just a question of tribal union and Financial capability. If you wish to see Africa living in a safe place, this is where to go!
Katutura (literally "The Place Where People Don't Want To Live") is the largest black neighborhood in Windhoek. Originally forced to resettle there during South Africa's occupation of Namibia (formerly "South West Africa"), various indigenous blacks -- Nama, Herero, Basters, Owambo -- call this part of town home. While it is certainly not as wealthy as Windhoek (or Klein-Windhoek), it houses... 更多
I spent a few hours in Katutura, trip was organized by Chameleon Backpackers. 300 NAD. I had never been in a slum, I only and always passed close to them by car in various contexts, Kenya, India, Caracas. In Katutura, whose name means “we do not want to live here” were deported all the black people who lived in the... 更多
It is definitely an eye opening experience to see Katatura. However, I would recommend to go with a guide that is familiar with the area. A 1/2 day tour is enough time to visit it. But definitely worth the visit.
Within earshot of the CBD, Katutura township offers a somewhat intriguing local charm highly sought after by visitors and residents alike. Split into phases and areas, the majority black township was established to create alternate housing for blue collar and low income families. There is much to see like Evelyn street, with a shebeen (homestyle beer spot) literally at every... 更多