Discover Tsumeb by Hire Car
Tsumeb is a typical Namibian mining town from the colonial era, located near the northern border of the country.
The town is well known in our latitudes, mainly because of the German colonial policy at the end of the 19th century / beginning of the 20th century. At that time, the first mines were built in the region to mine the natural resources and then ship them to Europe.
In addition to copper and ore, many other minerals worth mining are found in the area around Tsumeb.
Sights in Tsumeb
For nature and wildlife lovers, a visit to Etosha National Park is worthwhile, where rhinos, impalas and other rare animals can be seen in the wild on a safari.
In the actual town of Tsumeb, it is worth visiting the town museum, where the history of the town is vividly presented. The Old Mine offers a good insight, about the mining methods in the last century, on guided tours through the mine landscape, there is a lot to learn.
Exploring the Tsumeb hinterland
You won’t get very far in Tsumeb without a hire car, though; most of the attractions and sights are far apart, so a ride is inevitably required.
Slightly outside Tsumeb is Lake Guinea, which is great for relaxing, swimming or fishing.