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Address: Windhoek, Namibia
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Katutura is the place where most Windhoekers are living

This is the real African Windhoek. Klein Windhoek, Olympia, or Eros are the districts where the Europeans live. Not a question of apartheid anymore, just a question of tribal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nimes, France
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Nimes, France
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91 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the real African Windhoek. Klein Windhoek, Olympia, or Eros are the districts where the Europeans live. Not a question of apartheid anymore, just a question of tribal union and Financial capability. If you wish to see Africa living in a safe place, this is where to go!

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing ... I cannot dream of so much meat in one place. It is prepared right there and then and it tastes great. It is a place where the locals hang around and since no drinks are allowed it makes it a great place.

Thank Nina S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A township experience which can be taken without too much risk. This was the real Namibia away form the clean streets of w Windhoek

Thank Afrotraveller75
Turin, Italy
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We spent a couple of hours visiting the shops and my husband bought hand made Koodo shoes Very interesting market

Thank Joannehelm
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Katutura (literally "The Place Where People Don't Want To Live") is the largest black neighborhood in Windhoek. Originally forced to resettle there during South Africa's occupation of Namibia (formerly "South West Africa"), various indigenous blacks -- Nama, Herero, Basters, Owambo -- call this part of town home. While it is certainly not as wealthy as Windhoek (or Klein-Windhoek), it houses... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Tromso, Norway
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326 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I visited this township through an organized tour. Katutura shows a different side of Windhoek. It was quite a cultural experience.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I had a blast going to Katutura Township. I went there with Kato Tours Bike Ride, and the bike ride turned the experience even more fantastic. Good food, great flavour. Do not expect fancy restaurant. Its a cultural experience.

Thank Maurício M
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9 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Best grilled meat ever... Served with salsa (chopped onions and tomatoes) with spice and chilli... Will leave you drooling 😜

Thank Peya S
Turin, Italy
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I spent a few hours in Katutura, trip was organized by Chameleon Backpackers. 300 NAD. I had never been in a slum, I only and always passed close to them by car in various contexts, Kenya, India, Caracas. In Katutura, whose name means “we do not want to live here” were deported all the black people who lived in the... More 

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34 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Near Windhoek , katutura is a big slum. You can eat a barbecue or insects, buy food,haircut or bug clothing Different but no unloseable

Thank Regina C

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