Gobabis

Travel Guide Africa Namibia Gobabis

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Introduction

Gobabis is a town in Namibia.

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Sights and Activities

  • Cattle Country Statue at the southern town entrance, directly on the B6.
  • Churches: Gobabis is the 'Town of the Churches' in Namibia. 14 historic churches are in town, all major denominations are represented.

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Getting There

The B6 (Trans-Kalahari Highway) is the main road between Namibia and Botswana and passes through Gobabis.

Route C30 is a secondary road that runs north west from Gobabis via Steinhausen to the C22 just South of Otjiwarongo. It is a more direct alternative route to the Waterberg Plateuau Park in the Otjozondjupa region.

At this stage the railway line from Windhoek terminates in Gobabis but it does not carry any passengers. The proposed Trans-Kalahari Railway may pass through this town.

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Sleep

There are numerous lodges and campsites in and around Gobabis.

  • Goba Lodge is on the outskirts of town and overlooks a dam.
  • Nossob Safaris provides bunk-style and backpackers accommodation about 12 km out of town on Route C30.

View our map of accommodation in Gobabis

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are Internet cafes in Windhoek, Swakopmund and Opuwo, and hostels often have access as well. Wifi is on the rise, but still not on the level of neighbouring South Africa.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Namibia's country code is 264. Each city or region has a two-digit area code. When calling long distance within Namibia, prefix the area code with a '0'. Mobile phones are very common and run on the GSM network, using the same frequency as Europe and the rest of Africa. Be aware that when you get off the beaten track signal can be erratic.

To avoid high costs, switch off data roaming and/or buy a local SIM card instead. Internet rates especially are extremely high still, but you will also save money on calling costs.

Post

Nampost is the national postal service of Namibia. It has post offices in most major cities and towns or postal services are incorporated within small shops in the smallest settlements. As for many countries in Southern Africa, services are actually fairly reliable but not very fast. Count on 2 weeks or more for postcards or letters to be send to countries in Europe or North America. Most post offices are open from 8:00 or 9:00am to around 4:30pm, with shorter hours (mornings) on Saturdays. Note that local variations may apply. For parcels, you might choose more expensive but faster companies like DHL, UPS, FedEx or TNT.

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Accommodation in Gobabis

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