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Befuness Feb 4, 2010 09:39 AM

Heading to Namibia for a self-drive adventure around the country with friends in May. We have a pretty flexible schedule and will have a couple of nights in places like Windhoek & Swakpomund along the way. Just wondering if there are any super fun or "can't miss" spots to eat at in these areas.

I know a fair amount about the country and have heard from some that it is a culinary wasteland (comparatively to places like South Africa for example), so I am hoping there might be some alternative points of view and a recommendation or two.

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    kurt_a Feb 4, 2010 09:12 PM

    Swakopmund has The Tug, which is worth a visit - ask for a seat by the windows. Otherwise, pig out in the German bakeries / konditoreis and skip dinner!

    In Windhoek, Joe's Beer House is fun and the food is good. Abyssinia, an Ethiopian restaurant, was excellent - better than I've had in Washington DC or Cape Town. I highly recommend a meal or at least drinks at the Hotel Heinitzburg (Relais & Chateaux) with a view that's stunning and very nice food. La Marmite has North and West African cuisine, and I enjoy Restaurant Africa for its unpretentious take on African fare.

    HTH

    Kurt

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      Befuness Feb 5, 2010 11:58 AM

      Thanks very much Kurt! These are great suggestions. We actually were going to splurge for a night at the Hotel Heinitzburg (chose Olive Grove instead to save). But we will at least head over for a drink. Thanks also for the Abyssinia tip this sounds very interesting as well.

      We are also excited of course for the bakeries / konditoreis as friends have told us not to miss out.

      Thanks again!

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