The Garden Town of Namibia and capital of the Herero
Known as Namibia’s “garden town”, Okahandja will leave you recharged, relaxed and gratified by the hospitality of the people that occupy it. The town's rich history, dating back to the 1800s, is rooted in the native Herero group of Namibia. Okahandja is still of great cultural significance to the Herero, as it is the burial place of many great leaders.
Visit the Woodcarvers Market to appreciate and purchase beautifully carved goods.
Admire the Herero’s colourful, puffy-sleeved dresses and fabric headdresses shaped like cattle horns.
Spoil yourself at the Gross Barmen Resort, built around a natural hot spring.
Watch an outdoor concert at Palm Tree Park, nearby Windhoek.
Test your 4x4 skills at the Elisenheim Trails on a self-drive adventure.
Go on a game drive at one of the parks nearby to experience Namibia’s wildlife.
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Best time to go to Okahandja
The best time to visit Okahandja is between July and October. In these months, you can expect comfortable temperatures just above 20℃ and minimal chance of rain. Because of the low rainfall, chances for seeing wildlife in nearby parks are much higher as varieties of animals flock to waterholes. Note that this season will be more popular and as a result, you’ll need to plan your trip well in advance to visit this quaint and cultural town.