Mariental Hotel is the
ideal starting point for various tourist attractions and
interesting things to see and do . . .
would like to explore the South from a central point, then
Mariental Hotel would be the ideal basis. Here are
but a few places all that can be fit into a day's drive.
Hardap Dam Resort: (Namibia's Wildlife Resorts) The
Hardap dam is one of Namibia's largest man made lakes.
Nestled on its banks is the Hardap Dam Resort, where one go
for a 15km game drive, do some freshwater fishing or
bird watching. The resorts is roughly 20km from
Mariental and take you past numerous irrigation farms.
is the Ostrich Farm just outside Mariental next to the B1
leading to Rehoboth and Windhoek, which is worth a visit.
from Mariental is Brukaros, rising about 650 meters above its
surroundings. Take your camping gear and spend the night.
Brukaros was host to one of the German's Heliograph stations earlier
in the century and later also hosted a observatory of the
Smithsonian institute. They have dismantled it however and
pulled out of the Country.
of Mariental is the small town of Gibeon, a form Rhenish Mission
station. The area is also known for the Meteorite Shower which
seen about 21 Ton of extraterrestrial boulders crash to earth.
To date about 77 chunks have been found and is spread over the world
with one piece in Anchorage, Alaska. 33 Chunks has been brought to
Windhoek and can be seen in the Post Street Mall. The largest chunk
weighing 650kg is hosted in Cape Town Museum.