Windhoek (wind-corner) was an appropriate name, the breezes blowing there at times with unrelenting fury.
A railway connecting Gobabis with Windhoek was to have been commenced in 1915.
From Windhoek, as already told, there is rail communication with Swakopmund.
Nearly a month was now spent in preparing for the advance on the capital, Windhoek.
No other opposition of importance was encountered, and the operations were brought to a successful conclusion at Windhoek.
Hot springs are numerous, and it is remarkable that those of Windhoek flow more copiously during the dry than the rainy season.
Gibeon is a government station and missionary settlement about midway between Keetmanshoop and Windhoek.
Riet was of utmost importance to the Union force for it commanded the highway to Windhoek.
He was to attack the former place after blocking the way, in case any reenforcements should be sent by the enemy from Windhoek.
So the railway in question got no further east than Windhoek, the capital of the colony, a distance inland of 237 miles.
Country in southwestern Africa, bordered by Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east, South Africa to the south and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; formerly called South West Africa.
Note: In 1920, South Africa began administering South West Africa under authority of the League of Nations, and in 1971, it rejected the demands of the General Assembly of the United Nations that it withdraw. A nationalist group, the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), waged guerrilla warfare in an attempt to force South Africa out of Namibia. A U.S.-mediated settlement ended the civil war in 1988. In 1990, Namibia became an independent nation.