Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

With a car, it is possible. It's a very clean city, with sidewalks and curb cuts. The main down town area is relatively flat. - Jan 2021

Possibly. It is very rocky and hilly. A lot of the embassy houses have very steep driveways and un-level yards. Some of the homes have stairs leading up to the front door. - Jan 2016

The sidewalks range from cobblestone to non-existent, and the pedestrian crossings (when they exist) aren't timed for actual humans to be able to make it from one side of the road to the other. I've seen folks with wheelchairs around, but it's not going to be a super-easy ride. - May 2013

Not many sidewalks and while some places are handicap accessible, many are not. - Jan 2013

Many. There are not really sidewalks except forin the main tourist/shopping areas downtown. Also, lights are not timed for pedestrians - so you really have to hurry getting across the streets. Cars and taxis rule here, and taxis drive like crazy people. - Jul 2012

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