Windhoek - Post Report Question and Answers
Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?
Ostrich leather goods. There is a huge once a year sale in June. Ask around. Ostrich egg shell jewelry. The 'pearls' of Namibia. Really cool, modern looking stuff. Go to NamCrafts in Windhoek. - Jan 2021
There are a lot of places where you can buy hand-made/locally made crafts. There are also a lot of wood crafts and bead crafts that you can bargain on. - Jan 2016
It's not really the *things* here that are interesting (you can get baskets, ostrich eggs, giant wooden giraffes, etc., just like you can in the rest of Africa). We're spending our money on game drives and lodge fees and getting pictures of cheetahs, lions, and giraffes. Namibia's real draw is the experience of seeing everything. - May 2013
Gemstones! Did I mention they mine diamonds in Namibia? - Jan 2013
Travel! There are some batiks, wood crafts, wire art, etc., here but pretty generic. Baskets, too. - Jul 2012