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Rehoboth is a town in Hardap, Namibia. It is the home town of the Rehobother Baster, a people of mixed African and European ancestry.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Long distance coaches on their way between Windhoek and South Africa pass through Rehoboth.

By car[edit]

The B1 which crosses Namibia from North to South passes through Rehoboth.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Rehoboth railway station. Rehoboth is situated on the railway line WindhoekKeetmanshoop. There is a passenger service 4 times a week. Rehoboth Railway Station (Q7309845) on Wikidata Rehoboth railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Map of Rehoboth (Namibia)

See[edit]

  • Rehoboth museum (in the South of the town centre, opposite the Police station. The museum is signposted). In the historic Postmaster's Building. Display of the history of the Rehoboth Baster people

Do[edit]

Aerial view of Lake Oanob (2017)
  • 1 Lake Oanob Resort (Turn westwards from the B1 about 8km north of Rehoboth. The resort is well signposted.), +264 62 5222370, fax: +264 62 524112, . For day visitors: 08:00 to 20:00. Oanob is a dam outside Rehoboth built in 1990. The resort opened in 1994. You can swim here, fish (permit required!), hike, do water sports, camp, and grill meat. There is also a restaurant and a bar, as well as a pool for the days that the dam is empty or the water is too cold to swim in. The camp site is popular with Windhoekers and therefore often fully booked on weekends. The camping spots vastly differ in luxury, from a sandy spot behind the bird cages to grass-thatched lapas with wooden decks overlooking the dam. Make sure you check the spot allocated to you before you pay. The 4x4 self drive is not worth the time. Neither is it a 4x4 track, any car will do, nor will you see anything spectacular except the length of the dam and a bit of wildlife. If you are day visitor and you want to set up a braai (barbecue) you will have to book a camp site at half price. If you walk around the bush wear proper shoes; the area teems with scorpions and snakes. Admission into the resort: 30 N$ per person, kids under 12 free. Large boats 300 N$, small boats 150 N$, jetskis: 250 N$ * Canoe hire: 30 N$ per half hour * Aquacycle hire: 60 N$ per half hour, kids 40 N$ * Speed boat ride: 150 N$ for 20 minutes, kids 80 N$ * Nature drive: 200 N$ for 90 minutes, kids 90 N$, minimum 400 N$, 2 drinks included * 4x4 self drive: 50 N$ per person * Camp site accommodation 90—150 N$ per person depending on the site, kids half price. There are also bungalows.

Buy[edit]

You can buy supplies in the pick-n-pay. There is a supermarket complex just on the road in from Windhoek. ATMs are widespread, and fuel is readily available.

There are no shops specifically aimed at tourists or visitors.

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Connect[edit]

The area code for Rehoboth is 062. There is cellphone coverage in Rehoboth and along the main road, both from MTC and Telecom.

Go next[edit]

  • The next city to the north is the capital Windhoek.
  • The next city to the south is Mariental.


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