Mariental Tourist Attractions Namibia
Mariental is a road and rail communications centre in an area of grassland that is the heart of Namibia's karakul industry.
The karakul sheep is a Persian variety which was initially imported into Germany from Uzbekistan in Central Asia, then part of Russia. They proved unsuited to the European climate and were transferred to the then German colony of South West Africa where they thrived.
The Hardap National Park is a short distance from the town.