where to go / Okahandja

Okahandja is situated about 70km, north of Windhoek and is the first major town en route to the north or west / coast. Okahandja holds a quaint atmosphere steeped in history and tradition. There are many historical sites to visit and a large variety of birds to view. It is crammed with many small businesses including supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, hardware and clothing stores, vehicle and tyre repair facilities, a launderette and dry cleaners, hairdressers, stationary shops, shoe shops, a photo developer, computer and Internet shop, hotels & other accommodation establishments, doctor's rooms and a hospital, bakeries, numerous restaurants and a sports bar, to mention a few. There are the larger industrial businesses too. The word, 'Okahandja' is derived from Otjiherero (a local tribal language) and means 'The place where two rivers flow into each other to form one wide one.' (Or a 'short broad river.') These two rivers are the Okakango and th... read more  Read More

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