Windhoek Optionals


1. Half-day Katatura Township Tour

The Windhoek Municipality developed Katutura in the late 1950s as an apartheid township. However, before Katutura was developed, most black Namibians lived in a location west of Windhoek in the area now known as Hochland Park. When the town council decided to move the black Namibians from the old location to the new area of Katutura, there was great opposition to the move. These objections were both practical and ideological.

Naturally there was a general opposition to the apartheid policies and that the move was forced. There were also unfair conditions put on the residents such as they could never own the houses that they were forced to rent plus the distance to Windhoek Central Business District (CBD) from Katutura was greater than it had been from Windhoek West.