Otjikoto Lake

Otjikoto Lake, Tsumeb: Address, Otjikoto Lake Reviews: 3/5

Otjikoto Lake
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George Coster G
3 contributions
!oaxas.. the great lost of hai-//om lifes..this emprases the memorial sides of the hai-//om communities..
Sep. 2019
This is were the true reflection of the hai-//om tribes lies married with I'm told stories..a spot were gathering w/o!an and children's lives were lost..!oaxas///gaisis..coded as the sarrow and ugly times in the period of the hunter gatherers ..the San clans time..it is told that chief king #arebeb of the hai\\om clan addressed the hai.//I'm community not to forget this memorial times
Written 28 July 2020
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Jane N
London, UK860 contributions
Interesting history
Sep. 2019
This is a circular sinkhole that the Germans, when they were about to surrender in 1915, threw their ammunition and field cannons into the water. Some of theses have been retrieved and are now in the Tsumeb Museum.
There are toilets and a very small 'shop' here.
Written 12 January 2020
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Shumi Nyashanu
Windhoek, Namibia2 contributions
Very pretty lake
Dec. 2019 • Family
With its dizzying heights and undetermined depths, Oshikoto Lake is sure to make your stomach tingle. Although it’s not a guided tour, it has the story of one Mr Cook on a plaque to scare naughty travelers from jumping in. It’s a gorgeous feature of nature with the right amount of calm and the appropriate amount of dangerous to get your blood pumping.
Written 31 December 2019
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Derick
11 contributions
The lake
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We visit the lake but there is the minimum directions and information boards with one big machine what the use of it was no one know.
Written 4 September 2019
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Terrence H
Awali, Bahrain61 contributions
Lake of arms and gold
Aug. 2019 • Family
I visited the lake many years back. It is still the same except you now have to pay an entrance fee. You must visit the Tsumeb museum before the time so that you can see the weapons that were removed from the lake and understand the history as although you pay entrance to the lake, there is no information on the lake.

Have patience as the person on the gate was incredibly rude to me and there is essentially nothing there. A small shop and toilet.

The history is impressive with the German troups dumping there armaments from the First World War to prevent the English from taking the weapons.

Worth the stop in combination with the museum visit but not really worth the entrance fee.
Written 11 August 2019
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Johann K
Stilbaai, South Africa139 contributions
Lake with a history
Jul. 2019
If you have visited this lake, you should also visit the museum in Tsumeb to experience the full history of this lake. Weapons were dumped in the lake, and later recovered. It is on display in a well run Museum in town.
Well worth a visit.
Written 7 August 2019
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Karinonherway
Upington, South Africa112 contributions
Not the same anymore.
May 2019 • Friends
We have beenhere before but thought we will take our tour companions for a visit. The lake is still interesting and something to see but I am afraid that the buildings, grounds and surroundings are in a state of neglect. If you can overlook this you will find the history and the lake itself an interesting visit, but as a previous reviewer said the entrance fee is not really worth it. So think twice and watch a program on it on BBC!
Written 27 June 2019
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jploxton
Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions
Interresting
Dec. 2018 • Business
I have visited the lake on two occasions. The first was in July'18 and although it was nice to see, it was a bit disappointing in terms of what I was expecting.
The last visit was earlier this month (Dec'18) and it was altogether more impressive and it has to be said that with a little rain, the area is a lot more "visitable". I also found the history of the lake and what lies at the bottom quite interesting but it has left me wondering why no-one has ever tried to retrieve the military items?
Written 12 December 2018
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kaahekep
Oshakati, Namibia9 contributions
The Eye of the underwater
Oct. 2018
Its like travelling back in time and reliving the centuries only known to us through books. I called it the Eye of the underwater, because I feel that this lake is connected to many other underground streams. The lake has a rich history and is hiding many valuables, amongst others: Treasure of unknown value, weapons of the 19th century, cannons, rare fish species endemic to the area only. It is a attraction to see on your way to Etosha from Tsumeb.
Written 15 October 2018
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Dino W
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1,242 contributions
another overpriced so-called Namibian sight
Jul. 2018 • Couples
The entrance fee seems actually quite absurd as soon as you see what you have paid for: a lake, a sign telling the Germans dropped in that lake (note how they list the dimensions in centimeters. Hilarious!) and that’s about it.
Written 10 August 2018
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