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Tsumeb is a city in Oshikoto region of Namibia. It is close to Otavi and Grootfontein.

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Tsumeb is located at the intersection of the B1, heading northeast from Otjiwarongo and the C42.

Get around[edit]

Downtown is compact and easy to walk. However, to get to the cultural center at the entrance to the town, a car would be advisable. Parking is free. Voluntary carguards will look after your car.

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The downtown is pleasant and functional. Do see the Tsumeb Cultural Center. This is a joint project developed with support from Norway. There are reconstructed homes from various parts of Namibia. If the full plan is implemented, it will have typical homes from all major tribal groups in Namibia as well as people demonstrated the life of that group. Currently, many of the prototypical homes have been constructed, but the place is often empty. Nearby is Lake Otjikoto. Although small, it is the largest natural lake in Namibia. Off the road to Grootfontein is a turn-off for the Hoba Meteorite.

  • Tsumeb Museum, Main Street Tsumeb. A visit to the museum is a must, when travelling through Tsumeb  edit

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The prices of native crafts at the Tsumeb Cultural Center are extremely reasonable. The buyer can be sure that these crafts are authentic and from the tribes represented.

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Tsumeb has a well developed downtown with most basic services such as ATMs, grocery stores, pharmacy, etc.

  • iLogix Internet Cafe, Jordan Street, Tsumeb (Center of Town), +264 67 221802, [1]. 8am - 5 pm. DSL Internet access in secure climate controlled environment. Last internet access available to the north east of Namibia N$ 30,00 per hour.  edit

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  • Etosha Cafe & Beergarden, 18 Main Street, Tsumeb (Opposite the Grand Old Lady), 00264-67-221207. 07h00-15h00. Your German Oasis in Tsumeb. We serve the best coffee in Namibia.Relax in our well known Beergarden, on the way to Etosha National Park.Budget Accommodation available.  edit

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  • Etosha Cafe & Beergarden, 18 Main Street Tsumeb (In the Heart of Tsumeb), +264-67-221207. 07h00-17h00. Relax in our well known Beergarden, with coffee, Non alcoholic Beverages or an Ice Cold Award Winning Namibian Beer  edit

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  • Mousebird Backpackers, 4th Street 533 (Corner to 8th Road), 00264 (0) 67 221777, 00264 (0) 2722650 (, fax: 00264 (0) 67 221778), [2]. Nice Hostel, German Spoken, Dorms, Singlerooms, Doublerooms, Camping, Bar, TV-Lounge, Internet, Safaris to Etosha and Bushmanland  edit

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