Things to do in Otjozondjupa Region

Nambia has four regions and one of them is Otjozondjupa Region. This region borders Omaheke, Oshikoto, Erongo, Kunene, Khomas, and Kavango. There are seven constituencies in the region, which includes; Otjiwarongo, Omatako, Okahandja, Otavi, Grootfontein, and Okakarara. One of the first things to do in Otjozondjupa Region is visiting the main attraction of this region, which is the Waterberg Plateau Park.

Otjozondjupa Region attractions

This region of Nambia is filled with greater number of tourist attractions. Observing the nature and parks here are one of the things to do in Otjozondjupa Region. The parks include; Spitzkoppe (Damaraland), Petrified Forest (Damaraland), Hoba Meteorite (Grootfontein), Brandberg Mountain (Damaraland), Okonjima Game Reserve (Waterberg Plateau Park), Waterberg National Park (Otjiwarongo), Cheetah Conservation Fund (Otjiwarongo), and Mundulea Nature Reserve (Otavi). Most of these landmarks are naturally occurring, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Taking pictures with all these sceneries in the background is one of the things to do in Otjozondjupa Region. This way you will keep your memories of the visit intact, and share it with your friends and family. If you are an animal lover, this is just the place for you where you will see animals roaming around in their natural habitat, and not closed behind the bars. Hiking on the trails of Spitzkoppe is one of the exhilarating things to do in Otjozondjupa Region. On the other hand, Brandberg Mountain offers a breathtaking view, which will make you feel like you are in heaven. One of the interesting things to do in Otjozondjupa Region is shopping at G!hunku Crafts, where you can buy creative gifts for your friends in the home country.

Places to visit in Otjozondjupa Region

To learn about the people who have been to this land, the places to visit in Otjozondjupa Region are Twyfelfontein, Damara Living Museum, Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo Cultural Village, and ju/"hoansi-San living Museum. In these places, you can listen to the history while sitting by the fire, and can also listen to the songs and learn the dance moves of these people. You can also explore the tools these people use for hunting and living as nomads. These tools are also on sale at the arts and crafts shop, which you can buy for a price. Waterberg National Park, Okonjima Game Reserve, White Lady, Gross Barmen Hot Springs, and Namibia Reservations CC are the landmark places to visit in Otjozondjupa Region. In the White Lady, you will find many rock paintings and great scenery to take pictures at. The Waterberg National Park has the Waterberg Plateau in it, which is on high altitude and offers great view of the entire park. There are a few rare animals such as Black Rhinoceros are present here, and rare species of birds and oldest rock can also be found here.



Grootfontein, which is Afrikaan for Large Spring, is a city in central Namibia. Located in the Otjozondjupa Region, it lies on the B8 national road leading from Otavi to Caprivi Strip. Grootfontein is nestled in a lush green setting that experienced tropical climate and is blessed with rainfall. It is one of the largest cities in Central Namibia and one of the fastest growing in Africa in terms of development.

Grootfontein is famous for its game reserves, historic sites, and vibrant city life, making it a popular tourist destination in Namibia. The Gabus Game Ranch is located within the city’s limits, and is home to a wide range of land based animals and birds with majestic lakes, lush green plains, and amazing landscapes. Guided tours and self-catering services are readily available in the Gabus Game Ranch.

The Hoba Metorite site is another popular destination where you can see an 80,000 year old meteorite in Farm Hoba. The Hoba Meteorite is regarded as a National Heritage Site and has been protected from vandalism since the 1950s. To explore the rich history of the region, you have to visit the Das Alte Fort Museum. The Old Fort was built in 1896, with a tower added to it in 1904.