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About Oranjemund

Oranjemund is a quiet tourist destination in Namibia. With over 4000 residents, it is a town that offers you a break from the often busy tourist scene. Oranjemund provides you with the opportunity to experience the amazing Namibia Desert. The leading attractions of this town include Richtersveld World Heritage Site, Richtersveld National Park and the Naute Dam.

Cheap flights to Oranjemund are now available for a limited time, so take this chance to experience this unique town. The destination is the home of the Oranjemund Airport (OMD), which puts you at a 10-minute drive from the centre of the town. This local airport only serves the national airline of country: Air Namibia. Popular flights departing from Johannesburg to Oranjemund are now available. The average duration of the flight is 6 hours.

Why visit Oranjemund

Quiet Street Oranjemund

A Quiet Stopover

The tranquil environment that Oranjemund offers guarantees you an escape from the hustle and bustle that is common to the tourist scene.

Namibian Desert Oranjemund

Desert Adventures

The dunes outside the town invite you to take part in such thrills as sandboarding and off-road driving.

Quiet Street Oranjemund

A Safe Destination

The small size of Oranjemund and the close-knit community mean that you have little to fear in this diamond-mining town in Namibia.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Namibia
Currency Namibian Dollar
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 1 NAD
Language English
Hub Airport Oranjemund Airport
Airline Air Namibia
Time Zone GMT + 1
Travel Adaptor Type M, D

Best time to visit Oranjemund

Namibia experiences a small amount of rain compared to most countries on the African continent. Prime time for viewing game is the dry season, which is from June to October. Since Oranjemund is largely removed from the crowds other Namibian locations draw, this is the best time to visit. Another good time to come by is directly after the wet summer season (November – March), between April and May. Rainfall will have lessened and the weather will start becoming more pleasant.

Weather & Climate in Oranjemund

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 14°C 14°C 13°C 12°C 10°C 9°C 8°C 9°C 10°C 11°C 12°C 13°C
High °C 22°C 22°C 22°C 22°C 21°C 20°C 19°C 19°C 19°C 21°C 21°C 30°C
Rainfall (mm) 1 3 3 4 8 9 7 8 4 4 2 2

Overview

Oranjemund is the perfect destination if you just want to get away from the overcrowded tourist scenes in other parts of Namibia. Situated on the border, across from South Africa, and at the mouth of the mighty Orange River, this isolated town is famed for its diamond mining industry.

This destination’s small size means that it has little to offer travellers in the way of attractions. With the famous Namibia desert surrounding Oranjemund, however, it can be an adventurer’s paradise. The dunes outside the town are ideal for sandboarding, while the banks along the Orange River make perfect campsites. Nature even reaches into Oranjemund itself, with gemsboks and jackals a common sight in the streets!

As for your basic dining and shopping needs, satisfy them at a few establishments in Oranjemund.

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Visa & Customs

South African passport holders will not need a Visa to enter Namibia. When you arrive in the country, just complete a form with your address and reason for visiting, and your passport will be stamped. Make sure you have open pages available in your passport for the stamps.

South African High Commission in Namibia

Address: Corner of Nelson Mandela Avenue and Jan Jonker Street, Windhoek

Phone: + 264 61 205 7111 Fax: + 264 61 22 4140

Health & Safety

Make sure to get your yearly flu shot and that you are up to date on all your routine vaccinations, including those for measles, mumps, chickenpox, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid. Check in with your doctor to get these vaccinations at least 4-6 weeks before your departure date. Malaria is also a problem in Namibia, so ensure you bring mosquito repellent and wear long-sleeve clothing and pants in the evenings. Beware of animal bites too, since there have been cases of rabies.

Since Oranjemund is a close-knit community and an isolated location, the chance of being a victim of crime is low. Nevertheless, you would be wise to practise caution and keep your valuables out of sight.

Cost of Living

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Oranjemund
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 128.60
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 18.80
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.34 R 21.46
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 10.00
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 37.50 R 36.50

Where to stay?

There are no hotels available in Oranjemund; however, you can book accommodation in the neighbouring towns of the Karas Region, in which the town sits. The average cost you can expect to pay at these hotels ranges from $ 1000 to $ 3000.

Getting Around

The town of Oranjemund is safe enough to walk around. If you prefer to rest your feet, you can explore the town and outer region via car, with car rental agencies available in the town.

Main attractions in Oranjemund

Sperrgebiet National Park

Sperrgebiet National Park

Naute Dam

Naute Dam

Richtersveld National Park

Richtersveld National Park

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