Things to do in Namibia,
INCLUDING NAMIBIA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS NEAR MARIENTAL

Mariental is a small city, consisting of about 10 000 inhabitants, that lies in the south-central part of Namibia. Travellers will find us about 260 kilometres south of Windhoek. Tahiti Guesthouse is situated in the heart of Mariental, and most of our guests are either on their way to Windhoek, or surrounding towns. Our town is the supply town to surrounding farms and Nama communities, and is also known as the administrative capital of the Hardap Region.

66 Michael van Niekerk Street,
Mariental, Namibia, 9000

+264 (0)63 240636

66 Michael van Niekerk Street,
Mariental, Namibia, 9000

Namibia’s main attractions

One of our town’s main attractions, and one of Namibia’s tourist attractions, is the Hardap Dam. The Hardap Dam, constructed in 1962, is the largest reservoir in the country and supplies water for irrigation and other purposes to neighbouring farms and communities. The dam covers about 25 square kilometres and collects water from the Fish River. It has become a popular water sport and -ski resort for people from Windhoek and further afield.

On the dam’s western bank, visitors will find a game and nature reserve that covers about 20000 hectares. Here, visitors can enjoy the scenic surrounds by going for walks or drives in the reserve, and if you are lucky you might spot different antelope species, including springbok, oryx and kudus. Other animals that are regularly sighted here, include black rhinos, mountain zebras, ostriches, and a wide variety of other bird species.

On the eastern bank of the dam lies a state-maintained resort, knowns as the Hardap Rest Camp, that offers chalets, a restaurant, camping spots, and a swimming pool, where visitors can enjoy a range of activities on the water, or simply relax while taking in the tranquil Namibian surrounds. Fishing is also permitted. The gates to the resort are open from 06:00 – 23:00 daily.

Other must-sees when passing through Mariental:

Namibia tourist attractions
YOU CAN’T MISS

If you are planning on visiting our beautiful country, read through the section below for more information on things to do in Namibia. As there are so many Namibia tourist attractions, we thought it best to only focus on a few of the main attractions that all people visiting our unique country must see.

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Namibia is a one-of-a-kind country. Its name derives from the Namib Desert, which is believed to be the oldest desert in the world. The word “Namib” is of Nama origin and reictly translates to “vast place,” which describes Namibia perfectly. Our country is also the driest country in all of Sub-Saharan Africa as it lies between the Namib Desert and the Kalahari Desert.

For more information on things to do in Namibia, or more specifically in Mariental, please feel free to contact our team directly to discuss your stay and your options.