Welcome to the

Municipality of Okahandja

Welcome to Okahandja

Nestled within the heart of the Okahandja electoral constituency, in Namibia’s picturesque Otjozondjupa Region, lies a town
with a unique charm and a rich heritage.

Home to approximately 25,000 residents, as recorded in the 2011 Census, Okahandja is affectionately known as the “Garden
Town of Namibia.” Located just 70 kilometers to the north of the capital city, Windhoek, along the B1 road, Okahandja derives
its name from the Otjiherero language, signifying “the place where two rivers flow into each other to form one wide one.”

This town boasts a captivating history, deeply intertwined with the Herero and Nama speaking communities, who were led by
Chief Tjamuaha and Kaptein Jonker Afrikaner during the 1800s. Remarkably, both Chief Tjamuaha and Kaptein Jonker Afrikaner
passed away in the same year, 1854, leaving behind a legacy that continues to shape Okahandja’s identity.

Officially established on June 25, 1894, Okahandja marks its foundation with the establishment of the first military station
by Theodor Leutwein, the colonial administrator of German South West Africa at the time. Additionally, Okahandja proudly
claims the birthplace of the Augustineum School in 1905, an institution that nurtured numerous national leaders.

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Visitors Portal

Where to find what you need when visiting Okahandja.

Accommodation establishments in Okahandja and the surrounding area.

Attractions, Heritage Sites and places of interest in and around Okahandja.

Events Facilities

Find out more about Events happening in Okahandja and the numerous venues available to rent.

  • Town Hall
  • Soccer Stadium
  • Tennis Courts