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Tsumeb is located in the so-called “Otavi Triangle”, which refers to the area between the towns of Tsumeb, Otavi in the southwest and Grootfontein in the southeast. The Otavi Triangle receives relatively high rainfall, so that agriculture, such as corn, cotton and sunflowers can be harvested in this region.

The Tsumeb Museum was founded in 1976 by Ilse Schatz, a dedicated and knowledgeable farmer’s wife

The museum is located in the main street of the mining town Tsumeb. The museum owns and exhibits an extensive mineral collection and provides extensive information about mining in Tsumeb and the history of the city, . 25 Kilometers northwest of Tsumeb is Lake Otjikoto, around which many stories and myths are entwined. The lake has a diameter of only 100 meters and – together with the nearby Guinas Lake – is the only natural underground lake in Namibia. Otjikoto Lake has an extreme depth of 120 meters. It is actually a collapsed cave that leads obliquely into the depths. In July 1915, the German Schutztruppe sank its last cannons and rifles in the lake before surrendering to the overpowering South African troops. Some of these guns were recovered from the lake at the end of the 80s and carefully restored and are now exhibited in the Tsumeb Museum


Tsumeb museum
Lake Otjikoto
Cave excursion
Nature trails


Accommodation available in Otavi/Tsumeb

Wildacker is located on a private and very extensive wildlife and nature reserve in northeastern Namibia. This is perfect as a base or stopover for tours to the animal paradise of the tropical Capr...
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N$1 716.00
villa africa 4
Located in Tsumeb, 0.9 miles from Tsumeb Museum.Surrounded by greenery, this simple hostel is 1 km from the Tsumeb Museum, 100 km from the edge of the Etosha National Park and 2 km from the Tsumeb ...
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Seidarap Guest House 5
Our guesthouse is located in northern Namibia near Grootfontein, ideally located if you are on your way to the Caprivi strip, Bushmanland or Ovamboland, Seidarap is also a very good overnight possi...
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N$1 100.00
Ohange Safari Lodge 2
Ohange Lodge is the destination for anyone seeking to make the most of the tranquillity for which Namibia is famous. The name Ohange is derived from the Herero word ‚peace‘. Whether you while away ...
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N$1 165.00
La rochelle 4
Nestled amongst chalky plains with islands of Makalani palms and Acacia thickets wrapped with endless grasslands you will find the 10 000ha Guest Lodge, La Rochelle. Home to a myriad of bird life a...
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N$2 360.00
Kupferquelle Resort 19
Kupferquelle Resort is, in every sense, an unusual resort & conference center in Namibia. Here we combine the rustic charm of Namibia with the most sophisticated demands made to a relaxing and ...
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room 10 lounge gb 17-03 dbx
Ghaub combines ambience of pioneer days with modern comfort. Buildings, palm trees and farm walls recall the mission station founded by the Rhenish Missionary Society in 1895Ghaub is a partner of O...
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N$3 071.00
gabus 3
The Gabus Game Ranch is a family-owned lodge in Namibia which was built back in 1995.  The lodge is a popular overnight destination for tourists and locals travelling to Etosha National Park.
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N$1 485.00
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In the North of Namibia, on route to the untouched Bushman country and the Caprivi region, and only three hours away from the Etosha pan lies our guest farm Dornhügel. We offer you a unique combina...
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N$1 665.00