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 ‘father of Namibian independence’, who was the first politician to petition the UN against the South African occupation of Namibia.

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3. German Fort

0.35 MILES

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

4. Moordkoppie

0.72 MILES

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…