where to go / Otjiwarongo

As the gateway to northern Namibia, Otjiwarongo means "The Place where the fat cattle graze" - an appropriate name since its home to some of Namibia's biggest cattle breeding companies. The beautiful Waterberg Plateau Park is only a 30 km drive south of this pretty little town.  Walking the streets of Otjiwarongo will take you past a selection of supermarkets, a museum, a gemstone dealer and an old German confectionery/bakery. Or you could visit the unique crocodile farm and get a chance to feed these ancient reptiles.  Accommodation establishments range from hotels, lodges to B&B’s and you can pretty much stock up on anything as you head northwards. History Germans settlers first arrived during the 1900's, and in 1906 Otjiwarongo officially became a town. The railway that was built from Swakopmund to the Otavi copper mine was a major boost for Otjiwarongo's agricultural development.  From earliest times, it had been known that ... read more  Read More

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