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Omaruru

Omaruru (Namibia)

Practical information on Omaruru

  • Encounters with locals
  • Vineyards
  • Handicraft
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Sustainable Tourism
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
240 km from Windhoek by car
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Omaruru

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Omaruru is a charming little town which can serve as a stopover in the region of Erongo or on the road to Damaraland during your stay in Namibia.

My suggestion:
Take some time to visit the local crafts shop.
My review

I stopped off in Omaruru on my way to Damaraland. I spent the night there in a guesthouse. Located in a rather wooded area for Namibia, the place supports local arts and crafts with a fine shop and you can also see the craftsmen at work not far from there. I particularly remember an artist working with bottle caps!

Otherwise, of interest to wine-lovers is the fact that the town also boasts a vineyard, the Kristall Kellerei, which is the only one that you can visit in the country. 

There is an old German towerin the centre of Omaruru, which serves as a historic monument to celebrate a battle of the Hereros against German troops. In fact, the town is an important place for the Herero people.

Local crafts, Omaruru