Lubango (Angola)

Lubango Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Erik Cleves Kristensen

Near the Tundavala

Lubango is the capital of Angola's Huíla province
Initially settled by Boer's and then the Portuguese
Scenery at nearby Tundavala is magnificent

Lubango, or Sá da Bandeira as it was know until 1975, is a city in south-western Angola. It is the capital of the province of Huíla and has a population of over 250,000. Because of its high altitude location (1,700m), Lubango has a very steady climate with temperature hovering around 25 degrees Celsius year round.

We could tell you all about the Portuguese history of the place, but besides a semi-functional shopping mall (Millenium), some colonial structures and all the basic facilities you would expect in a city of its size, there is not much reason to spend much time within the city.

Maybe most significant is the gigantic Cristo Rei (Jesus) statue that overlooks the city from the cliffs behind it. Further outside of the city, however, is a different story. There you will find for instance the volcanic fissure of Tundavala at only a short drive from the city. The views from on top of the cliffs over the rolling hills below are nothing short of breathtaking. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Lubango is a city in Angola's region of Huila. It has a population of 256,713, is situated at an altitude of 5551ft and the best airport to fly into is SDD (Lubango, Lubango)
  • The main spoken language here is Portuguese, and the average English skill is low
  • The currency used in Angola is the Angolan kwanza (AOA)

Lubango Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
77 77 77 77 77 75 75 79 82 82 79 77

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
5.5 5.9 6.3 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 4.3 6.3

More Lubango travel resources

You won't find much information about Lubango online at all. You might want to look at the few comments you can find at Angola Market, or the city's Wikipedia. A really cool and useful blog can be found at Freewheely.com.


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