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Owela Museum

Owela Museum



Are you wanting to find out a little bit more about Namibia's human history and tribal cultures before heading out on a tour of the country? Then the Owela Museum is your first point of call. For those traveling the country from Europe or the States it may seem a little quaint but this little museum is packed with information and interesting displays.

The Owela Museum is situated between Robert Mugabe Avenue and Luderitz Street in Windhoek and focuses on natural history as well as anthropology. The name Owela comes from a traditional African game, which depending where you are in Africa can be called by different names, and groups of people are often found sitting outside the museum playing the game on the large carved stone board. The museum shows extracts from Namibia's natural history and has interesting and educational displays of Africa s earliest inhabitants. The skills and understanding of these early humans never ceases to fascinate and the touch room is a great favourite with the younger visitors. Alternating exhibitions complement Owela's offerings.

One of the displays, The Nama display, features everything from a typical grass hut and tortoise-shell powder box to the story of the Nama people, while the San (Bushman) exhibit delves deeper into the history and exploitation of these people, and explores their identity and culture.

Entrance to Owela Museum is free but a donation towards an AIDS charity is much appreciated.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 1 485,00
Per unit, per night.

77 Independence, 136

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Windhoek

0.8km South of center of Owela Museum

The apartment is situated in the heart of Windhoek's, Namibia in a complex and contains two bedrooms both covered in luxurious linen.

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Sleeps: 14 in 7 units/rooms
From R 2 178,00
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The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Windhoek

1.1km North of center of Owela Museum

The Olive Exclusive All-Suite Hotel offers hotel accommodation in Windhoek, Central Region, Namibia.

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Mountain View Corporate Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Windhoek

1.2km East of center of Owela Museum

These spacious, fully equipped self contained apartments are located in Klein Windhoek, a quiet residential suburb of Windhoek, yet within walking distance of shops, restaurants and other amenities, and only 3 km from the CBD.

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Sleeps: 10 in 4 units/rooms
From R 700,00
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Hartmann Suites

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Windhoek

1.6km South East of center of Owela Museum

Our five serviced, self catering apartments are perfectly located in the heart of Windhoek within walking distance to Windhoek's business and shopping precinct. Every apartment offers a fully equipped kitchenette, an elegant bathroom...

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Uzuri Guesthouse CC

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Windhoek

1.6km South East of center of Owela Museum

Uzuri Guesthouse moved to a new premises and is now situated at 154 Jan Jonker Road, opposite the Windhoek Show Grounds and 5 minutes walking distance from Maerua Mall. The Mall houses a variety of Clothing Shops, Coffee Shops/Restaurants, Food...

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Sleeps: 14 in 2 units/rooms

Spinoza Self Catering Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Windhoek

4.6km South of center of Owela Museum

Spinoza Self Catering Accommodation in Windhoek is ideal for business travelers, overnight stays and holidaymakers.

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Eden Self Catering Chalets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Windhoek

16.9km North East of center of Owela Museum

At present our accommodation consists of five self-catering chalets plus three new separate rooms each with it's own shower, toilet and wash basin. The chalets have a lovely view of the awesome Auas mountainwell as a game camp populated with var

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Na'an ku se Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Windhoek

35.4km North East of center of Owela Museum

Experience spectacular African Wildlife and pure nature at Na'an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary, situated only 40km east of Windhoek

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