Welcome to Oranjemund
Hidden away in the most south-western corner of Namibia exists a gem of a town unknown to most, Oranjemund. Here, our timeless desert sands, ancient beaches, river terraces, and the cold Atlantic Ocean tell the story that begins with the discovery of alluvial diamonds.
Oranjemund, a diamond in the rough, is one of the newest tourist destinations in Namibia and was only opened for visitors in October 2017. Oranjemund was founded in 1928 and proclaimed as a town in 2011.
HAN Congress “Unlocking new Horizons” in Lüderitz, Multichoice Namibia / DSTv Business
Jasper House Museum – Official Opening
To read more follow the link below.
“New Tourism Signs Show the Way Forward”
“Here in Oranjemund, new directional tourism signs have recently been erected as part of a joint tourism initiative involving OMD 2030, Namdeb, and Oranjemund Town Council (OTC). OMD 2030 is also coordinating an Oranjemund exhibit at the Namibia Tourism Expo in Windhoek to showcase our town’s tourism options. We will be joined at this event in November by OMDis and OTC. Every tourism establishment in Oranjemund has also been invited to join us for this important marketing opportunity.”
OMDis Town Transformation
Tourism is envisaged to be a primary economic activity in the future. Oranjemund is ideally located between Namibia and South Africa, has a unique edge being located in a Tsau //Khaeb National park, and has an 80-year innovative diamond story to show an tell.
While OMDis works with key stakeholders to unlock the concession and access to the park, OMD 2030, with OMDis support, is developing grass roots tourism activities, like designated walks around town and the river, training up local guides, investing in e-bikes as a way for a tourist to experience the town, and our local museum will be renovated to be an Oranjemund Historic Centre.
Some other activities that have taken off is the building of privately owned guesthouses, opening of eateries and unique sundowner offering on a boat on the river or in the dunes. Since the opening of town the flow of tourist through the town has been incredible, and at time accommodation is a real problem. The big is opportunities is for a franchise to establish themselves in Oranjemund first. Now is the opportunity for these huge, mostly empty houses to be turned into AirBnBs, or to be converted into self catering units. Opportunity beckons!
Our aim is not just to introduce you to Oranjemund, but to make you return by taking you to the most amazing and interesting destinations.
Get In Touch
(264) 063 234323
(264) 81 62 55 407
Tourist Information Center
18 – 7th Avenue