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Travel guide of Keetmanshoop in Namibia
I. Keetmanshoop travel guide
Location of the town of Keetmanshoop
Population: 22.000 inhabitants
Keetmanshoop is considered the capital of the south, and is one of the few major intersections of the Namibia
With a paved road leading north from Windhoek ( B1 ) and another to the west ( B4 ), towards Luderitz ( Atlantic coastal town).
Keetmanshoop is not a big city but you can get everything you need.
With a well-kept garden, the city is attractive and has an excellent tourist information center.
the city center, modern, is also the administrative and commercial center.
Relatively busy in the day, it becomes desert of the store closing at 18h at the latest.
Neighborhoods located on the side opposite the railway are the neighborhoods, grouped by ethnicity.
The wide streets lined with small clay houses with garden, remain lively until sunset.
More than 18 churches spread the faithful on Sunday morning.
Getting to Keetmanshoop
By car, B4 tarred road leading to Luderitz.
The B1, also tarred road leads through north to Windhoek and south, the border post Vioolsdrift.
The C17 and C16 leads to the east of pay respectively to Koes and Aroab.
By bus, shuttles and Starline Intercape linking South Africa to the north of Namibia through Keetmanshoop.
The links are provided several times a week.
Keetmanshoop is 10 hours from Windhoek, not really the best solution, the bus is much faster.
A little history ...
In 1860, a Rhenish Mission Society was founded with the local tribes Nama page.
The first missionary, Johann Georg Schröder, arrived on the scene April 14, 1866, the official date of the founding of Keetmanshoop, named Johann Keetman who had funded the establishment of the mission, but never visited the place appointed for him .
Church of Keetmanshoop
The city is an economic center and a necessary step towards the south ( Fish River Canyon , Lüderitz ...)
II.Information on other towns in Namibia
Source : 2011