Xwama Traditional Restaurant


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Xwama Traditional Restaurant

Windhoek is more than its tourist-favoured European core: the Katutura Township makes for an enlightening day of exploration, albeit doing so is recommended as part of a guided tour. While here, make some time for a meal at the Xwama Traditional Restaurant, serving some fascinating offerings, the likes of steamed goat head or irresistable Mopone worms.


Namibian cuisine is a unique blend of African game dishes, including meats of animals such as crocodile or kudu, and strong European (more specifically, German) influences. While Windhoek's multiple restaurants serve a range of international cuisine, the locals' staple diet is more focused on traditional Namibian dishes. If you want to experience the local Namibian cuisine, you can venture a bit further afield to the Katatura Township, where Namibian eats are more readily available. Many guided tours of Windhoek include a tasting of open-fire grilled Kapana beef, a local speciality.