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Town Keetmanshoop

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Located in Namibia :: South Namibia :: Keetmanshoop
Category: Places :: Town

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Description [ correction ]

BEFORE THE EUROPEAN missionaries arrived, the Nama settlement here was known as Swartmodder (‘black mud’) which refers to the mud found at a nearby spring. In 1860, some 75 years after the appearance of the first white settler, the Rhenish Missionary Society started a mission here. They named it after a director in the society and someone who provided financial support, one Johann Keetman. These days Keetmanshoop is the economic centre of the Southern Namibia region, it’s also an important hub for Karakul sheep farming and houses a number of government offices.

Contact [ correction ]
Address : South Namibia, Namibia
Cellphone Reception : Good Main Cellular Network : MTC. LEO

Directions [ correction ]

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes   Police Telephone : +264(0)63 221 833
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone : +264(0)63 220 9000
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone : +264(0)63 226 111
Tourist Information : Yes   Tourist Information Telephone : +264(0)63 221 266
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : ULP/LRP   Petrol Price Index : 10,08 NAD (Feb-2012)
Diesel : Yes   Diesel Price Index : 10,60 NAD (Feb-2012)
Towing Service : Yes   Towing Service Telephone: +264(0)63 222 119 / +264(0)81 311 8318
Facilities : Shopping Mall, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airport, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
Other Facilities : Auto Specialist Service. Court. School/s. Fire Brigade. Traffic Police. Government Services.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Night Drives, Tours and Excursions, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Golf, Swimming
Notes on Activities: (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

FUEL:
Take note: Garage or Petrol cards will no longer be accepted as a legal tender for purchase of fuel, spares or repairs in Namibia.
Cash, Debit and Credit cards are legal payment instruments, but many fuel stations choose NOT to accept Debit and/or Credit cards. But generally credit cards are accepted at garages in bigger and touristy towns. Take extra cash with still in case!

HEALTHCARE:
The private doctors are Dr Jacobs and Oberholzer.

SHOPS & SERVICES:
There is a Spar in town.
There’s a number of department stores in town as well as a couple of banks.

TOW-INS:
Extra tow-in number are +264(0)81 124 7141 or +264(0)81 127 8582 or +264(0)81 128 9583.

 Travel Tip!

The Giants Playground, some 20 km outside town is well worth a visit especially if you appreciate interesting rock formations.


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