The city of today began in 1840, but the land has been inhabited since ancient times.
Today, Windhoek is known for its surrounding deserts, wildlife, culture, modern buildings, slums, and numerous landmarks and recognizable buildings.
People Born in Windhoek
Windhoek in People's Lives
Isabel Lucas: I traveled here in 2007 to volunteer with an agricultural charity organization, and helped to build and implant water irrigation systems in the desert.