The Otavi Region is located east of the Etosha National Park on the road connecting Namibias capital Windhoek and the densly populated north of Namibia and the Kavango-Caprivi Region. The three towns Otavi, Tsumeb and Grootfontein make up the so-called Otavi Triangle. In its centre lies the scenic Otavi mountain range.
Climate of the Otavi Region
The Otavi Region receives a relatively high annual rainfall with an average of 450mm – 600 mm and has a lot of natural springs. Due to the good rainfalls the region offers good opportunities for commercial farming with grain and maize, hence it is often referred to as the Maize Triangle.
Flora and Fauna of the Otavi Region
The good rainfalls result in a rich biodiversity, especially regarding the flora. More than 500 different plant species are found here. On the typical game and hunting farms a high diversity of mammals is found as well as more than 200 different bird species.
Highlights in the Otaviregion
Here we provide an overview of activities, highlights and sights of the Otavi region, a green oasis in Namibia. Travellers will see the world's largest meteorite and a lake, into which the Germans dumped many weapons and amunition from World War I.
Accommodation in the Otaviregion
Baobab Game Ranch
Guestfarm in Northern Namibia
Baobab Game Ranch is an owner-run and very intimate guest and game farm in the north of Namibia. The game ranch offers accommodation in 4 comfortable rooms on a dinner, bed and breakfast base. The name of the game ranch is derived from the majestic, approximately 2000 year old Baobab found on the farm.
Guestfarm east of Grootfontein
Dornhügel Guestfarm, a typical guestfarm in the north of Namibia, offers 5 guestrooms, a swimming pool, a library, table tennis and star gazing facilities and much more. The guests are introduced into the daily farm life and can take part in several activtities like game drives and excursions to tourist destinations.
Gabus Game Ranch
Guestfarm at Otavi
Gabus Game Ranch is situated en route to the Etosha National Park. The ranch offers 15 rooms overlooking the waterhole which is frequented by wild animals. The traveller can take part in numerous activities or just be spoilt by the peaceful atmosphere of the Gabus guestfarm.
Guestfarm between Grootfontein and Tsumeb
Ghaub is a well-known guestfarm and Oasis in the rugged Otavi mountains. The guestfarm offers 12 rooms with bathroom, lounge and patio, coffee station and mini bar as well as 3 campsites each with with own shower/WC.
Lodge & Camping south of Otavi
Khorab Lodge is situated just south of Otavi on the way to the northern part of Namibia. The lodge offers 10 spacious thatched bungalows surrounded by lush green gardens. All rooms are equipped with a ceiling fan and mosquito nets.
Resort and Camping in Tsumeb
Kupferquelle is a resort and conference centre in Tsumeb. The Resort offers 15 luxury chalets, 15 double chalets, 10 standard chalets, 27 camp sites, a steakhouse restaurant and a olympic size swimming pool.
La Rochelle Lodge
Stylish Lodge on the way to the Etosha National Park
The stylish La Rochelle Lodge lies amidst a very neat green garden with huge old trees, only a 90 minutes drive away from the eastern entrance to the Etosha National Park. It offers 18 chalets, has a restaurant, a refreshing swimming pool and a fitness room.
Ohange Safari Lodge
Lodge, self-catering and camping in the Otavi mountains
Ohange Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the Otavi Mountains granting its visitors amazing view on the surrounding landscapes. "Ohange" is derived from the Herero language meaning "peace" and the lodge is in deed a peaceful retreat in a beautiful setting.
Restcamp north of Grootfontein
Roy's Restcamp offers 5 standard bungalows, 2 family bungalows (all with en-suite facilities and private braai areas) and 12 camp sites with braai facilities and hot water at the ablution block and bush kitchen. There is a thatched dinning area, bar, swimming pool and curio shop.
Personal guesthouse close to Grootfontein
Seidarap Guesthouse is situated about 4 km northwest of Grootfontein and is a ideal stop-over for guests traveling to or from the Etosha National and the Kavango / Zambezi Region. The guesthouse offers ten spacious and comfortable rooms, some of which on the first floor of the building, offering beautiful views of the surrounds. The owner run guesthouse is well known for its outstanding hospitality and food.
B&B and backpackers in Tsumeb
Tsumeb Backpackers offers 8 en-suite rooms and one dormitory (8 beds) in a quite part of Tsumeb. It has a cozy garden and refreshing swimming pool and is an ideal stop-over for guests travelling to the Etosha National Park and to the Caprivi Strip.
Small, personal guest farm between Grootfontein and Rundu
With only 6 reed-covered, en-suite bungalows Wildacker Guestfarm is a small, owner-run guest farm. It is the typical home away from home and it is ideally situated for guests traveling to the Caprivi Strip or the Khaudom area.