Oase Guest House

Activities centre around a trip to a Himba village, situated some 20kms outside of the town. This has to be done by self-drive means, (a map will be provided) and trips will be met by Jaco, who lives in the village. These guided tours give an in-depth insight into the life and ways of the last traditional tribe in Namibia, the Ova-Himba.

Visitors will experience a milking ceremony, smoke bath, as well as receive information on the beliefs concerning holy fire, their ancestors and herbal medicine. Not public knowledge is that items of jewelery and hairstyles, indicate the status of each tribe member. Learn about their close relationship with nature, cattle and their family cultures and traditions. It is an amazing photographic opportunity.

Income generated from these excursions, supports the day to day existence of the tribe. It helps pay for food, general supplies, medicine, and taking care of the children adopted by owner Jaco from various families who are unable to support them. Books and clothing & uniforms for school, that many people take for granted in their own countries, are provided for these children, by this extra money.

Jaco asks that guests respect the lives and ways of the Himba in their environment, as they would of others. Visitors are helping preserve the culture and traditions of the tribe.

Other areas of interest include a sundowner trip, game drives and a visit to some rock engravings.

Number of rooms: 20
Check-in: 12:00
Check-out: 10:00
Hotel facilities
  • Conference
  • Internet Facilities/Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
Room facilities
  • En-suite Rooms
  • Mosquito net
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