Chill with Windhoek Express

Gerine Hoff
Currently running
• Triple III - an exhibition by Alpheus Mvula – can be viewed at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre until 11 November.
• Soul Speech, an exhibition by Hage Mukwendje, continues at the National Art Gallery of Namibia until 25 November.
Thursday 10 November
• 17:00 An evening with author Margie Orford at The Book Den in Windhoek, together with author Femi Kayode (Lightseekers). RSVP: [email protected] or 061 239 976.
Friday 11 November
• 18:00 Opening of Domestic Adventures, Hercules Viljoen's latest exhibition at the Project Room in Windhoek. View until 26 November.
Saturday 12 November
• 08:00 The Finkenstein Bush Market takes place at the estate on the outskirts of Windhoek until 13:00.
• 09:00 Growing Local Market in Daniel Kamho Road (behind the MTC Dome) in Swakopmund until 14:00, with fresh produce, food & drinks, hand-made crafts, 2nd hand goods, art, books and entertainment. Info: WhatsApp 081 432 9291 or 081 255 0822.
• 11:11 The "fifth carnival season" is declared open with a Frühschoppen at the SKW Brauhaus beer garden.
• 18:30 Season 5 of the Voice of Namibia finals take place at Droombos in Windhoek. Tickets: N$250 via 081 333 5647.
• 19:00 Sedney Haufiku gospel show, featuring Maranatha, at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. Tickets: N$120 via
Tuesday 15 November
• 19:00 The Scientific Society in Windhoek hosts the launch of Peter Bridgeford's book "Rocky Point - Skeleton Coast". Info: 061 225 372.
Wednesday 16 November
• 19:30 As part of the Windhoek Woordfees, Amanda Strydom performs "Ongegrendel" at the NG Church Eros. Tickets: N$250 via
Rudi Claase / CAN Tour
Movember November with SA's Rudi Claase in support of the Cancer Association of Namibia. Performances are as follows:
• Tuesday 15 November: Die Dam, Gobabis
• Wednesday 16 November: Crocodile Farm, Otjiwarongo
• Thursday 17 November: NG Church Pionierspark, Windhoek
• Friday 18 November: Swakopmund town hall (next to Medi-Clinic)
Welcome drinks for all shows take place at 18:30 and the show starts at 19:00. Tickets: N$180 in advance via or N$250 at the doors. Limited golden circle tickets at N$350 are available for Gobabis and Otjiwarongo (50), and Windhoek and Swakopmund (100). For more info, contact [email protected] or 061 237740.
Friday 18 November
• As part of the Windhoek Woordfees, Sandra Prinsloo performs "Spertyd" in the National Theatre. Tickets go on sale on 1 September.
• Join Pietman Geldenhuys & friends Inni Amphi at Midgard until the 19th, with the Radio Kalahari Orkes and Lianie May. Info:
• 17:30 Spoegwolf performs at the SFC sports centre in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$300 - N$500 for general admission, and N$450 - N$700 for VIP admission via
• 18:00 Adam, Eloff and Stefan Ludik perform at the Windhoek Summer Festival taking place at Wanderers. Tickets: N$200. Info: 081 358 2299 or 081 128 2020.
Saturday 19 November
• 09:00 Early Christmas shopping at Goanikontes. Book your stall at 064 405 979/6 or [email protected]
• 18:00 Animals by Night - Wild at Heart to the benefit of the SPCA at the Goethe Institute. Live music by Vaughn Ahrens, Olivia Amupala and Riaan Smit, along with an art slam with talented artists painting live. Tickets: N$150 (early bird until 15 November) from [email protected] or N$200 at the door.
• 20:00 Emo Adams and the Take Note Band perform at the Windhoek Country Club. Tickets: N$400 for general admission and N$450 for golden circle via
Sunday 20 November
• 19:00 The College of the Arts presents Christmas Memories in support of the Cancer Association of Namibia at the Dutch Reformed church Eros, with the Cantare Audire choir performing the Requiem by Gabriel Faure and a variety of Christmas music. Tickets: N$100 for adults and N$50 for students and pensioners.
Friday 25 November
• 12:00 Wine Festival at the Wine Bar & Shop, featuring 12 SA estates. Tickets: N$150 via
• 18:00 A night market takes place at the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre until 22:00. Info: [email protected] or 081 810 2629.
Saturday 26 November
• The Otjibamba Christmas Market takes place at the lodge outside Otjiwarongo, with food, clothing, gift and craft stalls. For more info, call 081 253 8387 or 081 287 7557.
• 08:30 Droombos Christmas Market until 14:30, featuring a variety of stalls for the perfect gift for someone special. For info or to book a stall, contact Meghan at [email protected]
• 5 Species Fishing Festival at Mile 4 Caravan Park, hosted by Rising Stars Christian Academy, with N$20 000 up for grabs for the biggest edible fish.
• 09:00 Jenny's Place Christmas Market, with Christmas decor, jewellery, handmade craft items, food, clothing and more until 14:00.
• 09:30 Future Females Windhoek hosts a talk on social media predications and mastering your mind at The Barn in Suiderhof. Tickets: N$65 - N$85 via
• 10:00 The Deep Dive seafood and wine festival takes place at the SKW in the capital.
• 12:00 Sip'ing into summer with the Gross Barmen wine show, with Henkell, Darling Cellars, Barista, Robertson Winery, Glen Carlou and Fat Bastard. Tickets: N$150 (includes deposit on wine glass and 10 tasting tokens). Remember to book your overnight stay with NWR.
Wednesday 30 November
• 09:00 The 7th Oranjemund Diamond Festival takes place at the rugby club until December 3rd. Info: 063 233 500
Thursday 1 December
• The Dome in Swakopmund hosts a Weihnachtsmarkt until 3 December. Info: WhatsApp 081 480 0928.
Friday 2 December
• 12:00 The annual Zambezi Bream festival takes place at the Katima Mulilo sports comples. Tickets: N$50 - N$1 000 via
• 20:00 Award-winning South African comedian and actor Riaad Moosa performs at the Windhoek Country Club. Tickets: N$350, which includes light snacks. Limited tickets are available via the PayBuddy app.
Saturday 3 December
• 07:00 The Sheiswow City Centre walk and picnic takes place at the Zoo Park in Windhoek. Explore the city centre while chatting with other women. Tickets: N$50 via
• 08:00 Christmas market Day at the Khomasdal Community Hall until 15:00, with food, crafts, gifts, a jumping castle and more. Book a stall at 081 257 5774.
• 08:00 Top Cheri kiddies concert and play day at the Doc Jubber fields in Windhoek. Tickets: N$50 via
• 08:00 The ever-popular Windhoek Boeremark / Farmer's Market takes place at the show grounds until 13:00. Entrance: N$5, children under 12 and pensioners free. Info [email protected] or 085 5551023.
Sunday 4 December
• 10:00 The annual Cosdef Christmas Market and student exhibition and sale takes place in Swakopmund, with live music, activities for the kids, food and a variety of stalls. Entrance is free. To book a stall (N$50), contact 081 150 5565.
5 - 10 December
• Untamed Adventures & Tours host the amazing 100km of the Namib Desert over four stages. Cost: N$6 234. Info:; [email protected] or 081 295 3807.
Saturday 10 December
• 16:00 The Windhoek Summer Festival with sensationa amapiano duo Q-Mark and TpZee along with Namibia's top DJs perform at Independence Stadium in Windhoek. Tickets: N$150 (general admission) or N$300 (golden circle) via
Thursday 15 December
• The annual Nedbank Swakop Food Festival takes place at the Amphitheatre until the 17th.
Friday 16 December
• The Fittest in the Namib 2022, hosted by Crossfit Swakopmund and Skeleton Coast Crossfit takes place until the 17th. Participation: N$1100 per team. Info: [email protected] or 081 856 1102 or enter here:
• Swakopmund Street Fair in Daniel Tjongarero Avenue. Continues until the 17th. Info: 064 410 4100.
Saturday 17 December
• The annual beach festival takes place at Langstrand. Info: Carel Rautenbach at 081 615 6718.
Thursday 23 December
• 11:00 Fact KM Rocks Fest, bringing artists, families, young entrepreneurs and SMEs together to showcase their innovative ideas through product marketing and sales, at the Katima Mulilo Sports Complex, and continues on the 24th. Tickets: N$70 - N$2 000 via
Wednesday 28 December
• The Sound of Summer concert takes place at Langstrand. Info: Carel Rautenbach at 081 615 6718.
Thursday 29 December
• 10:00 Mystique Carnival with carnival costumes at the Vineta north sports filed in Swakopmund until the 31st. Tickets: N$70 via
Friday 30 December
• 17:00 Evolve presents Carnival of Flames - a fire and dance visual extravaganza at the Paintball Centre & Adventure Park in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$150 in advance or N$200 at the gate for adults, and N$75 in advance or N$100 at the gate for under 18s. Children under 12 are free. Info: Zelda at 085 746 5757.