This is one of the city’s most striking landmarks and was built from local sandstone and completed in 1910.Romanesque, neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau styles influenced its design and Kaiser Wilhelm II donated its stained- glass windows.
See the Giant’s Playground with its 20km-long dolerite dykes as well as Quiver Tree Forest, home to 300 species of the Aloe dichotomy. Visit Quiver Tree Forest, which is home to roughly 300 specimens of the Aloe dichotomy.
Between three to five metres tall, these prehistoric trees have forked branches that reach skywards; this visit makes for wonderful photographic opportunities.
Both give an insight into Namibia’s complex history.
At the top of Robert Mugabe Avenue is the Christuskirche or Evangelical Lutheran Church.
16h00 The train departs for Mariental for overnight.
Windhoek Situated in Namibia’s central highlands, Windhoek is an attractive city surrounded by clusters of hills and the impressive Auas and Eros Mountains.Day five sees guests overnighting at a Sossusvlei lodge, surrounded by the dramatic dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park, with visits to the natural Sesriem Canyon and the 170m-high star-dune “45”.The train then travels into the Kalahari Desert where guests spend the next few days visiting the historical towns of Keetmanshoop, Kolmanskop and Lüderitz with a stop at the Fish River Canyon, second in size to the Grand Canyon.Enjoy sunrise from Dune 45 followed by brunch at the lodge.Take a scenic drive through the Namib-Naukluft Park.Our last visit is the Namibia Craft Centre in the old Breweries Building.