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    Okahandja informal settlements hamper development, says town official

    THE informal settlements at Okahandja do not pay for municipality services, which impedes the town’s development. This was said by the Okahandja Town Council chief executive officer, Martha Mutilifa, to Nampa on Friday. Mutilifa said with the financial difficulties the country is facing, the council made a request to the [...]
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    Clean Up Namibia Campaign

    In support of the “Clean Up Namibia” day, Okahandja businesses came together by means of a project to restore the town’s slogan of being “The Garden Town” of Namibia.   Making sure the community involved knows the benefits of a clean and healthy environment for adults, children, animals and our [...]
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    Okahandja mayoral election remains uncertain

    The Okahandja Municipality might hold the swearing-in ceremony for the local authority councillors next week. This is contrary to an order issued by Swapo Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa this week, in which she directed that the municipality effects changes to its office bearers no later than Thursday.   Next week’s [...]


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.”

Okahandja is rich in history and it revolves mostly around the Herero and Nama tribal people.  Chiefs Tjamuaha and Kahitjene came to Okahandja in 1800 to establish themselves here. Chief Tjamuaha was the father of Chief Maherero, who was known to be the great leader of the Herero people.

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Tourist Attractions

In the beautiful bush veldt, the lodge overview the S Von Bach Dam. The resort provides Deluxe Bungalows and Luxury Chalets and the fully licensed DAW Restaurant, Bar with Stoop and outdoor pool.
Von Bach Dam Resort


In the African bush, not far from Namibia’s capital, lies a tranquil farmstead oasis. A perfect retreat from city life. Discover the wonders of Midgard Country Estate, an iconic Namibian destination.
Midgard Country Estate


This craft market is Okahandja’s best known tourist attraction. Woodcarvers from all over, and as far as the Kavango Region of north-eastern Namibia, who practice their ancient skills come here to sell their goods.
Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market


Gross Barmen includes facilities for spa & wellness, fitness, recreation, and leisure.
Gross Barmen Resort

Emergency Numbers

  • Police – +264 62 10 111
  • Ambulance – +264 62 503 030
  • Doctor – +264 81 144 4911
  • Hospital – +264 62 503 039
  • Fire Brigade – +264 62 501 051
  • Home Affairs – +264 62 502 285
  • Electricity – +264 62501 051
  • Water & Sewage – +264 62 501 051

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