This statue of the father of modern Windhoek was unveiled on 19 October 1965 during the city's 75th anniversary celebrations.
Further north along Independence Avenue lies a small park, formerly the zoo gardens.
Windhoek - meaning ‘wind corner’, is named after a farm in the Western Cape, but originally the name was Winterhoek - ‘winter corner’.
Windhoek is Namibia’s fastest growing town and the only real city in this vast country.
It is a world-class resort in the capital of Namibia.
The principal street, running north to south, Independence Avenue (formerly Kaiser Street), is lined with modern commercial buildings and a few interesting remaining examples of German colonial architecture.A small game park is situated behind the administrative buildings.In the center of Windhoek facing Leutwein Street are the art gallery, public library, state museum, archives and the theater used by the Namibian Performing Arts Council and other producers in the staging of drama, ballet and opera.It contains numerous works of art and a superb mural decorating the front wall inside.Visitors are allowed on conducted tours on request.
This is a pleasant area of lawns, trees and flowers in the centre of the city.