Rehoboth Tourist Attractions Namibia

Rehoboth Tourist Attractions Namibia

  • Klein Nauas - German Block House
    Rehoboth Tourist Attractions
    A defence tower erected by German Settlers against feared Uprisings by the Rehoboth Basters. Klein Nauas: between Dordabis and Uhlenhorst More Info
  • Oanob Dam
    Rehoboth Tourist Attractions
    Oanob Dam is a dam outside of Rehoboth, Hardap Region, Namibia. Located 7 kilometres outside of Rehoboth. More Info

Rehoboth Map

Rehoboth Information

In 1845 the German Rhenish Missionary Society established a station at a place known as !Anis among the Nama people which they named Rehoboth (after three places in the Bible). This settlement was, however abandoned in 1864 and four years later was occupied by the Basters ("bastards").

These were descendants of about 30 trekboers who, around the end of the 1700's had settled in the Orange River valley and married local native women. Their children had interbred and a community formed and stayed together as a 'tribe'. Despite the vicissitudes of time, this community has managed to retain its identity and forms the majority of the present population of the area.

Nearby Lake Oanob Resort provides convenient nearby accommodation.

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