Katutura Township Tour

May 2019

My aunt & uncle from Germany visited Namibia for the first time. They wanted to see how the majority of Namibian locals in our capital live. We went on an interesting & exciting excursion through Windhoek’s Township Katutura.

In the local language of Otjiherero Katutura means “The place where people do not want to live.” In 1961, when apartheid practices took hold and black Namibians were moved from their homes into this far flung location, its name not only stung – but also rang true. Roughly 7,000 people were forced to give up land they owned and move to Katutura, where all homes were rented from the municipality and public transport was essential to travel to work. (www.viator.com)