i-con2 Gobabis : Travel Information and Accommodation
Gobabis Museum
The town keeps a small museum, which was opened in 1998 and is under the curatorship of the German Club, Gobabis. Many exhibits from the colonial era are displayed. Address: 114 Elephant Street, Gobabis. Contact: Mr. and Mrs. Eimbeck. Tel 062-562489.

leopardkkHarnas Wildlife Foundation
Harnas is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of game, especially the big cats in Namibia. Leopards, cheetah or lion that used to attack farm animals were often shot by the farmers, today are taken to Harnas for rehabilitation. Harnas was founded by a dedicated farmer family, not to be a zoo, but an orphanage for endangered wild animals. One can see big cats at close range and watch the feeding. Access: Turn 6 km east of Gobabis off the B6 left on to the C22. Harnas is sign-posted and lies on the D1668 Pad (about 85 kilometres). Tel +264 (811) 403322.

Omaheke San Trust Centre
In Roosevelt Street there is an Information Center of the San (Bushmen) community, with a coffee shop, a souvenir shop and an exhibition dedicated to the culture of the San. Campground available. Tel 062-564073.

saatakoSãa Ta Ko Campsite
In the middle of the Kalahari landscape, about 250 kilometres south-east of Gobabis, lies a community project of the Omaheke San Trust, founded in 1999, which is definitely worth a visit. Here one can experience the original ancient lifestyle of the Kalahari San (Bushmen), explore the bush with a San guide or learn to use bow and arrow. In the evenings the San gather around the fireplace and perform their traditional dances. Basic camping facilities available. The camp can be reached in a normal car. Prebooking is required. Tel 061 170115. Email

restsymbol3Restaurant Recommendation
Ernis Bistro. 29 Quito Cuanavale Avenue, Gobabis.
Good plain food. Light snacks and big meals. Cheap. Tel 062-565222.

Botswana Tours
Buitepos / Mamuno
The border to Botswana lies 110 kilometres east of Gobabis and is open from 7am to midnight. The borderpost is called 'Buitepos' on the Namibian side and 'Mamuno' in Botswana. On the Namibian side of the border, there is a big petrol station (East Gate, also open from 7 am till midnight) and a campground. Fill up your tank before entering Botswana! Tel: 062-560405.

Border-crossing formalities are usually uncomplicated on the Namibian side. In Botswana (Mamuno), however, it takes longer. The border officials can be quite unfriendly and slack sometimes, a demeanor which you might encounter frequently in Botswana - unfortunately. Keep all your shoes in one bag, because they might have to get dipped for desinfection

Botswana Routes
From Buitepos / Mamuno one can reach Maun via Ghanzi and Sehitwa in one day on a tarred road. There is accommodation available in Maun. For a visit to the Moremi Game Reserve a 4x4 vehicle is absolutely necessary. The same applies if you want to get via Savuti through the Chobe Park to Kasane. But easily viable is the stretch Maun - Nata and from there to Kasane. Nowadays the road from Sehitwa to Divundu in the Caprivi is also tarred. And there is a fast track to Johannesburg in South Africa, the Trans-Kalahari-Highway past Kang, Sekoma and Lobatse.

Gobabis Unterkunft

Eningu Clayhouse Lodge

Comfortable lodge, 110 east of Windhoek. Uniquely styled clay buildings. Well equipped ensuite rooms. Excellent restaurant, pool, hiking, game.

Rates: DBL from N$ 920 PP DBB

Phone +264 64 464144