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Okahandja

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  • Festivals
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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
75 km from Windhoek by car
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Okahandja

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Okahandja is a city which leads to Etosha National Park, practical for a stop on the way there.

My suggestion:
If you're not too solicited, go around the crafts market and discover biltong, a local speciality.
My review

I recall very well my stop in Okahandja,during my trip to Namibia, for two reasons. When I arrived in the city with Namibian friends, we stopped at a petrol station to fill up and above all, to stock up on "biltong". Biltong is a type of dried meat which can be found everywhere there. The shop had dozens of varieties of biltong seasonings and meats for sale. I couldn't leave without testing them and, after having tasted them, I became addicted to this snack for the rest of my stay! 

Then, at the time when the purchases were dragging on, I wanted to go and see the local crafts market. Unfortunately, upon my arrival, as the sole tourist, I found myself surrounded by a horde of stallholders who all wanted the same thing: to see me stop at their stall and buy things. Goodbye peace and quiet, I cleared off quickly! Otherwise, for the rest, Okahandja is a city like the others in Namibia...

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