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Katutura Township

Windhoek, Namibia
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Poor part of the city

Near Windhoek , katutura is a big slum. You can eat a barbecue or insects, buy food,haircut or bug... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Regina C
via mobile
Something to see

It is definitely an eye opening experience to see Katatura. However, I would recommend to go with a... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Central America
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“beef” (3 reviews)
Windhoek, Namibia
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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
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.

Thank aff2010
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...More

1  Thank Ashley D
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.

Thank Ekenedilichukwu
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...More

Thank fufaita
Reviewed 22 October 2016

It's much safer to visit katatura than any townsip in south africa. You can even go on your own by taxi. Ask your driver to take you to the single quarters market, which is located in the heart of katutura and safe to visit (20$...More

2  Thank obi81
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Friendly is not the word to describe the people of Katutura. ...they humble acommodative and down to earth. Cleanliness is close to Godliness.

Thank 766zendab
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A very nice township eatery. Lots of meat and cooked to perfection. I love beef so that was just for me!!!

Thank Thembie2016
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Our guide would not let us out of the minibus - and told us to take photos discreetly. Would we like it if tourists came around looking at our houses? I am not sure why travel agencies include such tours in their itinerary. Unless you...More

1  Thank Pippa65
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were taken here by our guide and moved by the contrast with other parts of the city. We were surprised by the number of car washes and barbers shops. The shanty buildings are fine for the normal dry weather, but one fears for the...More

Thank djpend
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Moraia T
24 August 2016|
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Response from hendrina2016 | Reviewed this property |
I live in the area. Even if you are driving your own car it is ok, as long as you don't have any valuables in sight.