|Popular in||October||High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||R3 987||Average for round-trip flights in December 2020|
|Round-trip from||R3 082||From Johannesburg to Windhoek|
|One-way from||R2 254||One-way flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek|
Flights to Windhoek, Namibia from South Africa range from about 2h-8h. Your precise flight time will depend on several factors, including your departure city and the length and of number of any stopovers you incur. If you’re departing from Cape Town or Johannesburg, your flight time is most likely to be on the shorter end of the range due to geographical location and the fact that there’re several daily direct flights available. Whereas if you’re departing from Port Elizabeth, you’ll likely be on the longer end of the range due to the lack of direct flights available.
You can book direct flights to Windhoek from major airports across South Africa. Air Namibia and SAA offer daily direct flights to Windhoek from Cape Town. Air Namibia also offers daily direct flights to Windhoek from Durban and Johannesburg. Additionally, British Airways and SAA also service daily direct flights to Windhoek from Johannesburg. If you book a flight that does include stopovers, you can expect these to occur in cities like Johannesburg, Lanseria, and/or Durban, depending on your departure city and airline.
When you fly to Windhoek from South Africa, you’ll alight at Hosea Kutako International Airport, which is about 45 km east of the city centre. To reach Windhoek city centre from the airport, you can take a taxi, which will take about 40 minutes and cost about 350 ZAR. There is also shuttle service available, which can take you to your accommodations in Windhoek. The length and cost of a shuttle ride will depend on your precise destination. You can also rent a car from the airport and drive to Windhoek city centre yourself.
Windhoek is the cultural and economic capital of Namibia, meaning there are plenty of things to do and see here. While in Windhoek, be sure to visit the Independence Memorial Museum, where the history of apartheid is explored with unique artifacts and displays. The museum is open seven days a week and offers free admittance. Stroll through the National Botanic Garden of Namibia and encounter exotic flora and fauna on an exciting self-guided tour. Local plants, aviary, and wildlife call the botanic garden home and is sure to leave a memorable impression on any visitor. Pick up authentic souvenirs from the Namibia Craft Centre in the heart of the city. Located in the Old Breweries Complex, you can also enjoy a meal at the centre’s Craft Café, which specialises in tasty eats made from local produce.
South African citizens traveling to Windhoek, Namibia need a passport with six months of validity remaining from the date of your arrival and a return ticket. A visa is not required for visits up to 90 days.