Gallery: Windhoek the heart of Namibia

The neo-Realist Heroes Acre monument to celebrate Namibian independence. (Image: Raymond June, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The neo-Realist Heroes Acre monument to celebrate Namibian independence. (Image: Raymond June, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Windhoek's sleepy small town image is deceptive. (Image: dconvertini, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Windhoek’s sleepy small town image is deceptive. (Image: dconvertini, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Namibia's capital city is also its commercial heart. (Image: Robin Cafolla, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Namibia’s capital city is also its commercial heart. (Image: Robin Cafolla, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The city is a dream for shoppers hunting for Namibian arts and crafts. (Image: Marko Forsten, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The city is a dream for shoppers hunting for Namibian arts and crafts. (Image: Marko Forsten, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Friendly and colourful Katatura, a township on the outskirts of the city, is the best place to discover local cuisine. (Image: Marko Forsten, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Friendly and colourful Katatura, a township on the outskirts of the city, is the best place to discover local cuisine. (Image: Marko Forsten, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

A meat seller in Katatura. (Image: Raymond June, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

A meat seller in Katatura. (Image: Raymond June, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The largest meteorite discovered

The largest meteorite discovered “the 66 ton Hoba Meteorite” is just one piece of many pieces of space debris discovered in Namibia. (Image: Babak Fakhamzadeh, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The sunsets are as dramatic as the surrounding desert seems featureless. (Image: Timo, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The sunsets are as dramatic as the surrounding desert seems featureless. (Image: Timo, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The city throws up constant reminders of the country's colonial past and democratic future. (Image: Damien du Toit, CC BT 2.0, via Flickr)

The city throws up constant reminders of the country’s colonial past and democratic future. (Image: Damien du Toit, CC BT 2.0, via Flickr)

The city and the country has embraced its new identity and symbols. (Image: Marko Forsten, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The city and the country has embraced its new identity and symbols. (Image: Marko Forsten, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The warm heart of Windhoek awaits you. (Image: Marko Forsten, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The warm heart of Windhoek awaits you. (Image: Marko Forsten, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)