In the heart of Namibia, in the Erongo region beside the shady Omaruru riverbed lies the small town of Omaruru. With a bit of an outback feel this quaint little town (about 15 000 inhabitants) has a growing reputation as an arts-and-crafts center and in recent years has become home to the artist trail, an annual arts event. The town itself is a welcoming little oasis with coffee shops, shops, good food and one of the very few wineries in the country – there are few experiences as surreal as enjoying a platter of meats and cheeses under trees while wine tasting in the ‘Namibian outback’. Close the Erongo Mountains that are perfect for hikes or long walks and home to the landmark 1500m high Omaruru-Koppie, the town offers something for everyone.
The well-known Omaruru Game Lodge with impressive game drives, Cheetah feeding and a restaurant at a large waterhole is also only half an hour drive away. Only a 2-hour drive from both the capital, Windhoek and the ocean towns of Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Omaruru is close to state of the arts medical facilities, private schools and other highlights those bigger towns offer but also offers all basic amenities such as supermarkets, banks, doctor, pharmacy, schools in a more relaxed small town environment close to nature.