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Otjikoto Lake

Tsumeb, Namibia
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Short stop

Well, crater lake. One look, short walk. Bureaucratic entrance, pay 50N$/person - expensive? Staff... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
ettelbruck
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Vantaa, Finland
Have to see!

Typical crater lake , something not to miss when you visit Tsumeb. Not well taken care of but a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
shepherd c
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harare
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Well, crater lake. One look, short walk. Bureaucratic entrance, pay 50N$/person - expensive? Staff really bored. But if you want to have a break between Tsumeb and Etosha, here is ar least something to see.

1  Thank ettelbruck
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Typical crater lake , something not to miss when you visit Tsumeb. Not well taken care of but a good sight

1  Thank shepherd c
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

A nice lake which is worth the stop when travelling from Etosha to the south. Not anything special though.

Thank Tissa010
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

What a fascinating history and I think it is little visited as the site is not as well maintained as the Hoba Meteorite, but this is well worth a little detour to view this phenomenon and the small entrance fee helps support the local community.

Thank Judith J
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This lake / sinkhole is beautiful but not very well maintained. The path going around it is pretty poor. Entrance costs 30.00ND per person plus 10.00ND for the parking. They also have some cool trees. Visit if you have nothing better to do.

1  Thank TravelReviewer1983
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

A N$10 parking fee and ND$25 to enter. This sink-hole caused by collapsing underground caves could be a major draw card for the area. Unfortunately there is no information about it at the site, besides one signboard informing you a a few artillery weapons and...More

2  Thank Shaun S
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Just a lake, but interesting if you know the history about it. Not much to see, but your visit supports the local community

Thank tomgeerits
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The view is great and it was wonderful to view, but wish they could do something about the establishment. Add shops or create place to sit and eat with you family. A biltong shop or some other attraction to pull a bigger audience.

Thank JAVW356
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Due to the rains the lake was green and full of muck. The entrance fee was high for, effectively looking at a hole. More info would be nice and Given the lack of decent lunch stop overs would make a great picnic spot.....

Thank Angus M
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Otjikoto Lake is a sinkhole lake that was created by a collapsing karst cave. It is recommended to read about the history in order to understand the beauty of this lake. During the 1980's some of the artillery were moved from the lake to...More

1  Thank BlommetjieBlommetjie
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Gaynor V
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Romeo Muyunda, Chief Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, E-mail Address: rmuyunda@met.na This would be your best bet regarding emails. He would be able to either liaise with the staff at the lake... More
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