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Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Named after the Tamil 'kurundam' as varieties of this mineral such as ruby and sapphire were mined in India for hundreds of years. They are found in either 'boulder-variety' corundum or in well-shaped crystals varying in size from 1cm to 20cm. It is the second hardest mineral after diamond.

Distribution: Farms Harib 142, Hochveld 112 and Girtis 109 in the Karasberg District. Corundum also occurs in the Windhoek District on Kransnek 269 and Bethlehem 27. It is also found in various locations in Damaraland and the Precambrian rocks near Warmbad.

Composition: Oxide.

Crystal system: Hexagonal.

Lustre: Vitreous.

Streak: White.

Hardness: 9.

Casa Blanca Guest House

a boutique hotel in the southern suburbs

Elegant Guest House

a luxurious six bedroom establishment in the quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek

House on Olof Palme

an owner run establishment in a peaceful setting

Galton House

Recently opened guest house in a quite upmarket suburb. Offers meals & excellent service

Jordani B&B

in the quiet suburb of Olympia

Londiningi Guest House

An owner run guest house located in a well established suburb

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Well established guest house in a suburban setting

Rivendell Guest House

Offers some of the best value for money accommodation in Windhoek

Terra Africa Guest House

situated in the suburb of Olympia this guest house also doubles as a small art gallery

Urban Camp

A campsite close to the city center, offers permanently erected tents and a sociable lively bar

Utopia Boutique Hotel

in the suburb of Klein Windhoek this boutique hotel shares grounds with one of Windhoek's most popular restaurants and a health spa

Villa Violet Bed & Breakfast

a small well designed B&B in a popular upmarket suburb

Villa Vista Guest House

a beautiful, owner-run guest house in a quiet suburb, within walking distance of several eateries

Hotels in Luderitz