Geography and history

The Omaheke Province is located in the eastern parts of Namibia. It has a total population of approximately 71 000 residents and its capital is Gobabis. The name Omaheke means “sandveld” and this is derived from the province being situated in the western parts of the Kalahari Desert. This area is known for trophy hunting and an annual meat festival which attracts many tourists. The province borders on Botswana and three other province of the country – Hardap, Khomas and Otjozondjupa.

The capital city of Gobabis serves as an important gateway to and from the country of South Africa. Tourists can also see the Cattle Country Statue of a Brahman bull as they enter the city. The small village of Otjinene is mostly inhabited by farmers of sheep, cattle and goats. Cultural villages are the main tourist attraction for this area and tourists like to visit this area on their way to the well-known Etosha National Park.


The Omaheke Province offers a wide range of visitor accommodation for those who would like to stay the night. Tourists will find many bed and breakfasts, hotels, guest houses, self-catering units and camping sites available in the area. Please go to our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay in the area.


The business sector of the Omaheke Province is a very successful one thanks to tourist interest and is agricultural industry. There are many stalls, souvenirs, local products and shops in area. Tourists are encouraged to make use of the local restaurants as they are full of local flavour. Please see our business directory for a list of the businesses in the region. There are loads of fun-filled activities and attractions available in this province. Please view our activities directory for a complete list of things to do.