Okahandja attractions

Historic Site in Okahandja


The historical animosity between the Nama and the Herero had its most emphatic expression at the Battle of Moordkoppie (Afrikaans for ‘Murder Hill’) on 23 August 1850. During the battle, 700 Herero under the command…
Church in Okahandja


In the churchyard and across the road from the 1876 Friedenskirche are the graves of several historical figures, including Herero leader Willem Maherero, Nama leader Jan Jonker Afrikaner and Hosea Kutako, the ‘fathe…
Historic Building in Okahandja

German Fort

The German fort was built in the 19th century and is an important local landmark.
Church in Okahandja

Rhenish Mission Church

A significant local landmark that dates back to the earliest German settlement here.
Cemetery in Okahandja

Herero Heroes Cemetery

Houses the graves of fallen chiefs, killed in battles with the Nama and the Germans.