Overview & Attractions
The small town of Otavi, along with Grootfontein and Tsumeb, is part of the so-called Triangle, a relatively high-rainfall area which is agriculturally prosperous. While the town itself doesn't have much in terms of tourist attractions, the surroundings have. The Khorab Memorial, about 3 km from Otavi, dates back to the First World War and marks the spot where a ceasefire was signed at Khorab on 9 July 1915. On the farm Ghaub, 35 km north east of Otavi, are the Ghaub Caves, remarkable for their stalactites and Bushman paintings. They are on private property and visitors need a permit to visit them, which can be obtained in Windhoek at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.