i-con2 Tsumeb : Travel Information and Accommodation

Otjikoto Lake
25 kilometres north-west of Tsumeb, lies the Otjikoto Lake, around which many a story and myth is woven. The lake has a diameter of only 100 metres and is - together with Lake Guinas in the vicinity - the only natural lake in Namibia. At 120 metres, the Otjikoto Lake is extremely deep and is actually a collapsed cave. The indigenous Ovambo believe that nobody can get out of the lake alive. In fact, a man drowned in the Otjikoto Lake in 1927 and his body was never found. In July 1915 the German Schutztruppe threw their last canons and guns into the lake before surrendering to the South African troups. Some of these arms were recovered from the lake towards the end of the 80s and today, have been meticulously restored and can be seen in the Tsumeb Museum.
Tsumeb Museum
The museum lies in Main Street. It is a must for those interested in geology or history. Large minerals collection. Visitors are informed informs thoroughly on the mining industry in Tsumeb and the town's history. The museum also organises a visit to a mine. Address: PO Box 884, Tsumeb, Namibia. Tel (0)67 220447. Contact: Mrs. Ilse Schatz. Opening hours: mondays to fridays 9 - 12 am and 2 to 5 pm, saturdays 9 - 12 am. Entrance fee: N$20

Arts and Crafts
The Tsumeb Arts and Crafts Centre, also in Main Street, presents a great variety of African artwork and curios. You can watch the artists at work. Prices are reasonable. Tel (0)67 220257.

Tsumeb Cultural Village
Community Projekt at the southern fringes of the town. An open-air exhibition on the history and culture of the various ethnic groups of Namibia (Himba, San, Owambo, Kavango, Caprivi, Herero, Nama, Damara). Daily open at all hours. Entrance fee N$ 10 per person. Tel (0)67 220787.

restsymbol3Restaurant Recommendations
Etosha Café. 21, Main Street.
German Café with light lunches, coffee and cake. Tel (0)67 221207.

Minen Hotel. 7 Omeg Street. German dishes. Shady beergarden. Tel (0)67 221071

Otavidreieck Unterkunft

Zum Potjie Rest Camp

Simple 2-bed bungalows en-suite on small farm near Otavi; all meals; pool; garden; hiking; tours; campground.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)67 234300