Namibia :: South Namibia
:: Rosh Pinah
Category: Places :: Town Small
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IN 1963, A GERMAN-BORN JEW named Mose Kohan, discovered zinc in the Huns Mountains. This prospector’s lucky find turned out be one of the most important sources of lead and zinc in the country. Somewhat appropriately, the name Rosh Pinah is a Hebrew biblical term for cornerstone. Mining continues near to the town to this day, with a heavily-automated plant that produces close to 200 000 tons of zinc concentrate every 24 hours. At the time of writing, primary ownership of the mine had recently passed to the Trevali Mining Corporation, a Canadian company.
|Address :||South Namibia, Namibia|
|Cellphone Reception :||Intermittent||Main Cellular Network :||MTC. LEO|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+264(0)63 274 597|
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+264(0)63 274 911|
|Tourist Information :||Yes|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||LRP/ULP||Petrol Price Index :||10,43 NAD (Apr-2012)|
|Diesel :||Yes||Diesel Price Index :||10,75 NAD (Apr-2012)|
|Towing Service :||Yes||Towing Service Telephone:||+264(0)63 222 119|
|Facilities :||Gas Refill, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair|
|Other Facilities :||Mine/Quarry. Bar/s. School/s. Government Services. Veterinarian/Animal Hospital.|
|Quad Bikes, 4WD Trails, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Horse Trails, Fishing, Swimming|
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!
The number for the Sidadi Private Clinic is the same as for the doctor: +264(0)63 274 911, a/h +264(0)81 128 0098.
Tourist info at Waka Mobile home.
Info on the road C13/D212 between Aussenkehr and Rosh Pinah: is usually a good gravel road, stunning scenery. Note that the road has had problems in the past with heavy rains and when the Fish River comes down in flood.
SHOPS & SERVICES:
There is a supermarket with butchery and bakery and a bottle store.
The road from Oranjemund to Rosh Pinah was tarred in 2017; a permit is no longer required to travel between these two towns. The public road from Rosh Pinah to Aussenkehr traverses the Ai-Ais National Park. This dirt road hugs the Orange River for the
most part, it’s a beautiful drive that boasts many spots worthy of a lunch stop or picnic. Note: this road is prone to flooding in the rainy season.
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