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Address: Windhoek, Namibia
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A must-see in Windhoek

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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 😜

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It is definitely an eye opening experience to see Katatura. However, I would recommend to go with a guide that is familiar with the area. A 1/2 day tour is enough time to visit it. But definitely worth the visit.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Within earshot of the CBD, Katutura township offers a somewhat intriguing local charm highly sought after by visitors and residents alike. Split into phases and areas, the majority black township was established to create alternate housing for blue collar and low income families. There is much to see like Evelyn street, with a shebeen (homestyle beer spot) literally at every... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We went there to sample some of the local meats and variety of local grains and veggies. Definitive market for local flavor.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Even if you are not a fan of beef, the one you can have in a Katatura market is really delicious! The salad was a bit spicy for me, though. Visit with a local person so that you can really go around and learn as much as possible. The township is impressive, so clean and organized. Not what you could... More 

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