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Windhoek

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228,842,35

Etosha National Park

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179,514,4

Walvisbaai

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82,214,2

Swakopmund

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70,228,27

Namib-Naukluft Park

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132,385,26

Katima Mulilo

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21,101,0

Waterberg Platopark

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13,26,0

Usakos

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9,17,0

Rundu

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6,13,0

Ai-Ais

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8,27,0

Skeleton Coast Park

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4,20,0

Kongola

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1,4,0

Helmeringhausen

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3,8,0

Uis

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5,5,0

Ruacana

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1,16,0

Opuwo

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3,13,0

Luderitz

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9,14,3

Cape Cross

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7,40,0

Henties Bay

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1,1,0

Windhoek

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  • Bauern Stube

    Windhoek Restaurants

    German influence is strong in Namibia, so it was not surprising to find a German restaurant there, but this one is exceptionally good. It occupies a large building with much indoor seating and a very popular partially enclosed outdoor area. The only drawback of the latter is that smoking is allowed. The two meals I ate were well prepared and...

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  • Kalahari Sands Hotel

    Windhoek Hotels

    Amazing! That's how I'd describe the service and accommodation standards at this magnificent...

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  • International Buses

    Windhoek Transportation

    The ticket office and departure/arrival for Intercape buses to Cape Town (every day 10 am), Johannesburg, Livingstone (friday and monday 15 pm), Swapokmund (most days at 9am) and Oshikango (Angola border) is now at Bahnhof street, next to the train station. The departure/arrival for Monnakgotla Transport for buses to Gaborone, Botswana is also at...

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Etosha National Park

Walvisbaai

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  • Taxi to Swapokmund

    Walvisbaai Transportation

    The Intercape bus is only running in the morning and not every day to Swakopmund (and on to Windhoek) the train takes over 2 hours. But there are informal shared taxis 30 to 35 Namibian $ (€ 3) and 25 minutes leaving when full from north of the town (i think near Kuisebmond stadium, the realy fight for passengers, get then of at Pick&Pay...

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  • Kleines Nest

    Walvisbaai Hotels

    Kleines Nest is german and it means "small nest" and it is a small Bed & Breakfast close to the...

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  • By shared taxi to Swapokmund

    Walvisbaai Transportation

    The Intercape bus is only running in the morning and not every day to Swakopmund (and on to Windhoek) the train takes over 2 hours. But there are informal shared taxis 30 to 35 Namibian $ (€ 3) and 25 minutes leaving when full from north of the town (i think near Kuisebmond stadium, the realy fight for passengers, get then of at Pick&Pay...

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Swakopmund

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  • Swakopmund Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Swakopmund Things to Do

    The quite good Swakopmund Museum has some reconstruction of colonoal interiors and a lot about tranportation and exhibits about Namibias history and ethnologie. Open daily from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm, 25 Namibian $.

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  • Hansa Hotel

    Swakopmund Hotels

    the hotel was well located and the rooms that I had to pass by on the way to mine looked good. Mine...

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  • Trains in Namibia

    Swakopmund Transportation

    Namibia still has a trainline and these are its rails close to Dune 7. Trains are not going very often , but we had been lucky to see a train going there. When you take a closer look at the traintrack you will realize that it is not easy to always keep the rails free of sand. The train-station Swakopmund dates back to 1902, when the trainline...

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Namib-Naukluft Park

Katima Mulilo

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  • Flame Grilled Restaurant

    Katima Mulilo Restaurants

    The restaurant "Galinhas Flame Grilled in Africa" is in my opinion the best eating place for western food in Katima Mulilo. All meat are grilled. And the prices are not too expensive (1/4 grilled chicken with french fries and fresh bread was 45 N$).I had just arrived from Windhoek on a 15 hours trip and was hungry like a lion. This restaurant was...

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  • Ngoma border warning

    Katima Mulilo Warnings and Dangers

    If you travel from Katima Mulilo to Botswana, make sure to go all the way to Kasane and DON'T stop your journey at the border. It's nothing to do on the Namibian side except for staying at the Chobe bridge. (It's only a low bridge over some wetlands, and not a flowing river). The nearest inhabited place on the Namibian side is 5 km away, but it is...

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  • The bus stop and Shell station in Katima...

    Katima Mulilo Transportation

    The bus stop for the "CapiLine-bus" from/to Windhoek and Zambia in located at the Shell station in the main street of Katima Mulilo. It's easy to go off the bus here. Restaurants and shopping centres are not far away.

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Waterberg Platopark

  • Schutztruppe graves from Battle of the...

    Waterberg Platopark Things to Do

    (work in progress)A few lonely Schutztruppe graves in a small and little-visited military cemetery are the only tangible evidence of what was probably the largest battle ever fought on Namibian soil.The Waterberg region is the heartland of the Herero people, who rose up against German colonial rule in 1904. The largest battle of this conflict took...

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  • Useful information on walking in the...

    Waterberg Platopark Things to Do

    One of the nicest - and most underrated - ways of exploring the Waterberg is on foot. This allows you to appreciate both the beautiful landscape and the wildlife as well as the poignant history of the Schutztruppe graveyard.Walking is an ideal way of appreciating the smaller wildlife that often gets overlooked when you're in a vehicle. Highlights...

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  • Game spotting on Waterberg plateau is...

    Waterberg Platopark Things to Do

    The Waterberg plateau is a splendid sight to behold, rising up in sheer 200m cliffs from the flat surrounding plain. The physical isolation from the surrounding plain and the relative abundance of water that seeps out from the sandstone along the flanks of the plateau make it a very protected environment for wildlife.The only way to access the top...

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Usakos

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  • A water tower with a witch's hat!

    Usakos Things to Do

    Most people who have travelled through Usakos - since virtually nobody travels 'to' it - will have one vivid recollection of the town: the distinctive water tower with the witch's hat.In a climate as arid as Namibia's, where evaporation can easily exceed the rainfall by a factor of ten, conserving what little water is available is a major priority....

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  • The tiny but distinctive Ned Geref Kerk

    Usakos Things to Do

    The Ned Geref Kerk ('People's Reformed Church') in Usakos is an endearing architectural mongrel that isn't quite sure whether it wants to be a church or a castle!The fact that there is an NGK in town is significant, as this is an Afrikaans Protestant church and indicates that at least some of the farming community around Usakos has South African -...

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  • A street frozen in time

    Usakos Things to Do

    Many of Namibia's small towns - which is the vast majority, as there aren't many 'big' ones - have a distinctive timewarp feel about them.This is particularly true of Usakos. Part of the reason why the main street feels so forgotten is that it has been bypassed by the main road: at the sign shown in the photo, you bear right for Swakopmund. This...

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Rundu

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  • Row, row, row your boat gently down the...

    Rundu Things to Do

    Get up early and get onto a boat!Would have been wefully romantic to go along the Okavango is a couple of mokoros but it was a ll a little last minute and spur of the minute and so we went on what can only really be described as a "contraption". It was a platform that had a couple of plastic chairs for us to sit on - I did not feel too safe sitting...

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  • Divundu

    Rundu Things to Do

    An odd place. It has a couple of supermarkets but the most intriguing thing baout Divundu are the three whopping large petrol stations here (which sell Bic biros so if you have run out and still have a thousand children wanting them... this is your place!).The villages that branch off from Divundu are bursting with gorgeous children.One thing I...

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  • Supermarket

    Rundu Shopping

    Quite a large supermarket. I got water, bread, apples, some biscuits, crisps and other non perishable snacks. There was a tub of biros by the till.Guards on the door - you have to show them yourreceipt before you are allowed to leave with your goods.And the fat, white, presumed to be owner looking down from the gods at his little empire. A good...

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Ai-Ais

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  • Petrol, slightly out of the way but...

    Ai-Ais Transportation

    For a road trip, if you are a point where you are starting to look at the petrol gauge and "hmmm" Ai-Ais HAS a petrol station, complete with small store selling cold drinks, crisps etc...It is a little out of the way, in as much as, you have to go there, get petrol and then come back the same route BUT... petrol is petrol is petrol... and when...

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  • Your own transport

    Ai-Ais Transportation

    You need your own transport to get here. There is no methods of public transport to the area. Actually, there is not much public transport throughout namibia... period. You are about 500-600KM away from anything else, so be sure to fill up before you head out towards the town and when leaving. 4X4 would be a major asset as alot of the roads leading...

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  • Fish River Canyon

    Ai-Ais Things to Do

    There are many trails to walk along the Canyon. It is the second largest Canyon in the world and is quite the site. However, if you have visited The Grand Canyon, this will not seem all that impressive. It's very hot during the day, so don't plan on doing any hikes in the middle of the day. Furthermore, you are not allowed down in the Canyon...

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Skeleton Coast Park

Kongola

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    KONGOLA SUPERMARKET

    by DAO Updated Oct 3, 2012

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    The Store next to the Petrol Garage on the side of the road is actually quite large and well equipped. They have an ATM Machine (broken on the day I was here), lots of fresh food, sandwiches, cold drinks, beer, you name it. You can stand outside in the shade and enjoy an ice cold soft drink before you continue your long, hot journey.

    KONGOLA SUPERMARKET
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Helmeringhausen

  • Proof that not only the English build...

    Helmeringhausen Things to Do

    The history of Schloss Duwisib is an object lesson in What Not To Do to impress your new bride!The 'castle' was built by Captain Hans Heinrich von Wolf, a captain in the German Schutztruppe and veteran of the German-Nama war in what was then South West Africa. On marrying the daughter of the US Consul in Germany, Miss Jayta Humphreys, in 1907,...

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  • Helmeringhausen hotel

    Helmeringhausen Restaurants

    The food at the hotel was absolutely stunning. Rustic huge portions. I ordered the homemade bread with ham, cheese and tomato. The bread was fantastic and I am still dreaming about it. My sister ordered the sausage & salads and got two huge weiss wurz with potato salad, carot & pineapple salad, mixed salad.

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Uis

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  • The White Lady of the Brandberg

    Uis Things to Do

    The White Lady of the Brandberg is probably the best known set of Bushman (San) paintings in Namibia, and is also relatively accessible provided that you're willing to do a bit of hiking.The White Lady was first discovered under a rock overhang by a German explorer - Reinhard Maack - in 1918 and its origin has been long been the subject of spirited...

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  • Scars of Uis' tin mining past on the...

    Uis Things to Do

    Even as a mining person, I wouldn't recommend visiting Uis on account of its tin mining heritage, but this history does help to explain the most prominent eyesore in the region.As you drive north from Uis to Khorixas, you may notice a pile of white material stacked up against the hillside on your right hand (western) side: it's hard to miss because...

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  • Meet The Gladiator: a whole new suborder...

    Uis Things to Do

    Meet Tyrannophasma gladiator ... a splendidly named and highly carnivorous beastie, known respectfully as The Gladiator by his friends and prey!It may not mean much in your world, but the entymological world was set alight when a whole new suborder of insect was identified by researchers from the Max Planck Institute in the Brandberg during 2002!...

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Ruacana

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    A WATERFALL WITH NO WATER

    by DAO Updated Apr 12, 2014

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    You will probably never get a chance to truly see what a major waterfall looks like – without any water. The Kunene River, which feeds the Ruacana Falls, was dammed twice by both Angola and Namibia in 1976. As the river flows south within Angola it builds up an amazing volume of water that generates an amazing amount of electricity for both countries. The integrated project is linked to the small town of Calueque in Angola, 20 km (12 mi) away. The hydro-power plant on the Namibian side is run by the Namibian power company, NAMPOWER, and is actually underground. Part of the project involves the diversion of water through a 300 km (190 mi) pipeline. So that's why you see lots of rocks and no water.

    When Ruacana was in full flow it measured 120 meters (393ft) high and 700 meters (2296ft) high. From April to December you will only see the rocks. Having said that, it’s an amazing sight and one you will never see again.

    Interestingly the dam on the Angolan side was bombed by Cuban aircraft in 1988, during the Angolan civil war.

    RUACANA FALLS
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  • Dec 17, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    Hello! I'm a writer and photographer traveling to Namibia to work on a book about the Himba People. I will also attempt to photograph desert animals, especially the elephant. I will spend my time in Himba Land and Damara Land. I would love to hire a safari company that can help me with a relatively simple tented camp near a Himba village. Can anyone recommend one?

    Another possibility is finding a driver/guide who can meet me at the Grutberg Lodge or a lodge in that area (right outside Damaraland). I can stay in a lodge and do daytrips out to photograph/document the Himba People and wildlife.

    Thanks! I'll be traveling for two weeks in April.

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      Dec 17, 2012 at 6:11 AM

      You might find it useful to also post this in the Namibia Forum where it could reach a wider audience than here.

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