Chill with Windhoek Express

Gerine Hoff
Currently running
• Soul Speech, an exhibition by Hage Mukwendje, continues at the National Art Gallery of Namibia until 25 November.
• Domestic Adventures, Hercules Viljoen's latest exhibition, can be viewed at the Project Room in Windhoek until 26 November.
• Yellow Submarine - a group exhibition by Chris Botha, Dewald Veldsman, Elisia Nghidishange, Heidi Louw, Hentie Burger, Kudzanai Katerere, Marianne Chapman, Tina Basson and Trudi Dicks, takes place at the Bellhaus Atelier & Galerie until 10 December.
• Unam graduates present their works at the National Art Gallery until 21 January 2023.
Thursday 24 November
• 18:00 Christmas music concert at the Reformed Church in Luther Street, with performances by the St. George's Prep School Junior Choir, Amor Music Ensemble, the Camerata ladies and the Baroque Trio. Tickets: N$30 at the doors.
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.
• 18:00 Wilna Music presents Christmas and Inspirational songs at the German Lutheran Church Swakopmund. Tickets: N$80 from 064 407 121.
Saturday 26 November
• 07:00 Birding safari and bush picnic at IJG Trails (Farm Windhoek) until 10:30. Cost: N$300 per person. Bookings and info: 081 431 6265 or 081 411 3127.
• 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 predictions and mastering your mind at The Barn in Suiderhof. Tickets: N$65 - N$85 via
• 09:00 Coastal Kingdom (12th road) hosts a market day in Walvis Bay until 12:00, with delicious food, puddings, a jumping castle and a variety of stalls until 12:00. Info: 081 304 7340.
• 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.
• 15:00 Elisenheim Farmer's Kitchen Christmas market at the campsite until 21:00, with food, jewellery, cake, crafts, coffee, beer and more. Entrance is free. Info: 085 640 5732.
• 17:00 Paint and wine evening facilitated by artist Betsie van Rensburg at the Cosdef centre in Swakopmund. Tickets: N$300 (includes paint supplies, a glass of wine / juice and snacks). Bookings: 064 406 122.
• 18:00 Neil Diamond Tribute performed by Johan Liebenberg at the Windhoek Country Club, with pizza, kapana, vetkoek and other foods as well as a gin bar available. Tickets: N$125 via
Sunday 27 November
• 10:00 A family Christmas market takes place at the Walvis Bay Yacht Club parking area until 14:00.
Monday 28 November
• The Kalahari International Festival of Arts takes place in Windhoek until 3 December. Visit for more info.
• 18:30 Willy Wonka and the oompa loompas sweet adventure concert by the pre-primary school learners at Windhoek Gymnasium. A second show takes place on Tuesday. Tickets: N$50 - N$80 via
Tuesday 29 December
• 19:00 Spanish guitar and Flamenco guitar evening at the National Theatre. Entrance is free but tickets need to be collected at the NTN ahead of time.
• 19:00 The Namibia Scientific Society hosts the launch of the society's Journal dedicated the the 60th anniversary of Gobabeb. RSVP by 23 November at [email protected] or 061 225 372.
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 complex. Tickets: N$50 - N$1 000 via
• 16:00 Elisenheim Urban Village Night Market until 22:00. Info and stall bookings: 081 432 9086.
• 17:30 Tamasa Swakopmund Wine Show at the Strand Hotel. Continues on Saturday at 17:30. Tickets: N$100 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.
• 12:00 Train-ing Day - an epic party on a moving train with music by live DJs enroute to a secreat location, where everyone disembarks, takes part in a few games for fun, dances and has a good laugh. Tickets: N$300 - N$2700 via
• 18:00 Let's Wine & Kapana Ep 2 at Shisah Sine Car Wash in Windhoek. Tickets: N$300 via
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.
Thursday 8 December
• 19:00 Human Rights Day charity concert by Elemotho at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, in support of the National Federation of Persons with disabilities in Namibia. Tickets: N$200 via
Friday 9 December
• 18:00 Christmas Beer Fest at the Brewer & Butcher in Swakopmund, with entertainment by Peter Wackel and Friends.
Saturday 10 December
• 10:00 Gospel Meets Jazz summer festival at WHS Vegkop, featuring Don Laka, Ernie Smith, Suzy Eises, Loyiso Bala, Clive & the Now Generation, Don Vino, Jonathan Rubain, Juanita du Plessis, Nam Gospel United and Fu-Jazz. Tickets: N$350 (general admission for adults), N$50 for kids (5-16), kids under 5 are free, or N$1 500 for VIP tickets via
• 16:00 The Windhoek Summer Festival with sensational 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
• 16:00 A fundraiser for the Rhino Momma Project takes place at Sound Garden in Swakopmund, with performances by Andra Cilliers, Savannah & Adam, JP Actually, Sagarias Tsam, Janelle Botha, and Ang & Mona. Bookings: 081 622 2212.
Wednesday 14 December
• A Christmas Market takes place at the Vineta stadium in Swakopmund until tomorrow. Info: 081 129 9233.
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.