The Triangle in Namibia

When you look at a map of northern Namibia, the roads that link the towns of Otavi, Tsumeb and Grootfontein quite clearly form a triangle. They are part of a prosperous region, which produces a significant proportion of the country's maize crop and is also an important mining centre. Because of their proximity to Etosha and the Waterberg Plateau, and being en route to and from the Caprivi, a significant number of visitors pass through these small, simple towns. The museum in Tsumeb and the Hoba Meteorite are worth a detour, and there are some beautifully located guest farms to accommodate you. This is the last outpost of German colonial influence - north of here the countryside and atmosphere is totally different to the rest of the country. All three towns are suitable (although Otavi only barely) for stocking up with supplies and cash, but none merit a stopover of any length. Of the three, Tsumeb is the most attractive and has the best facilities.

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