Rocks & Minerals | Namibia
Introduction: Andradite was first described by the Brazilian geologist, Jose Bonifacio d'Andrada e Silva. It is often found as dark red dodecahedral crystals. It is most common in metamorphic marble and calc-silicate rocks.
Distribution: Brown to black andradite garnet is found in the Otjosondu manganese deposit north of Okahandja. It also occurs in marble 60km east of Swakopmund and in some pegmatites including Davib West 62, Tsawisis 16 and Davib Ost 61. Farms Tubussis 22 and Tumib 20, west of Erongo also contains andradite.
Crystal system: Cubic.
Lustre: Resinous, vitreous.
On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest
Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool
A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja
A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents
Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park