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Namibia


Gold

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Most of Namibia's gold is produced from trace amounts in sulphide minerals. It was first discovered near Rehoboth in 1899. The main present day gold mine is the Navachab Mine in the Karibib District. From 1917 to 1963 the premier gold mining area was at Ondundu Goldfield in Damaraland.

Distribution: Gold is still mined near Rehoboth at Golden Valley. Other small prospects are in the Windhoek, Karibib, Swakopmund and Luderitz regions. There are many other alluvial gold deposits including the Erongo Region and the Omaruru District.

Composition: Native metal.

Crystal system: Cubic.

Lustre: Metallic.

Streak: Gold.

Hardness: 2.5-3.

Heinitzburg Castle

Romantic accommodation in an restored castle, a must for honeymoons. Also the finest (and most expensive) restaurant in Windhoek

Hotel Pension Thule

Situated in on a hilltop with commanding views over the Klein Windhoek valley

Hotel Safari

near Eros Airport on the southern outskirts of town lies this 3 star hotel

Olive Exclusive

a luxury boutique hotel, offering top range private suites. Great for honeymooners, luxury & exclusivity guaranteed.

Safari Court Hotel

large hotel complex on the outskirts of town - near the Eros Airport

Windhoek Country Club Resort

A large hotel and casino, situated next to the golf course on the outskirts of town

Windhoek Hilton Hotel

situated in central Windhoek this hotel has 154 rooms, a casino and several bars and dining areas

Hotels in Luderitz