Why a weekend of golf is just what the doctor ordered

Kupferquelle is located in the Namibian town of Tsumeb. With a number of chalets and campsites, you’re sure to experience the relaxation you’re looking for while being able to enjoy the locals and all the town has to offer.

If you’re looking for some outdoor activity during your stay, you will most definitely find it in Tsumeb. Research shows that playing golf improves physical health, mental well-being, and may potentially increase life expectancy. Most of the benefits come from the exercise associated with golf. The study found that players burn at least 500 calories over 18 holes.

Not only does golf help with physical health, it helps you relax and get away from everyday struggles throughout the week. “Given that we live in such a fast-paced environment with so many things competing for our attention, it makes sense that it is hard to stay focused on the moment and feel relaxed,” says Hanna McCabe-Bennett, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at Ryerson University.

Scattered across the 82 500km2 of vast desert, golf has made its presence known in Namibia, and while you’re enjoying your stay at Kupferquelle, you can head over to Tsumeb’s Golf Club – the only set of greens around for a few hours. The club is a short 5-minute drive from the resort, but if you want to enjoy the extra exercise – it’s a 25-minute walk down Ilse Schatz Road and gives you a chance to take in some of the town.


If you’re looking for a relaxing day on the green while enjoying the sun, the Tsumeb Golf Club is the place to be. They are open to the public and offer 8 holes. Onsite, there is a clubhouse and snack bar, and in addition to the course, there is a driving range, putting green, and golf carts available for rent.

The club holds regular events throughout the year, including pair’s tournaments and a slew of various parties. It’s a great place to catch up with friends – and even make some new ones!

In addition to the Tsumeb Golf Club, the surrounding area offers a variety of other activities. If the safari is what you’re looking for – head out to Etosha National Park. Etosha is a world-renowned nature and game reserve. It’s located just 110 kilometers from Tsumeb and is considered the gateway to northern Namibia. On your way back to Kupferquelle, take some time to enjoy Lake Otjikoto. The lake is approximately 145 meters deep and bears a large quantity of arms and ammunition that was once left by the German troops before capitulating to the South African superiority in 1915.


If history is your thing, take a stroll to the Tsumeb Museum, the Arts and Crafts Centre and the Tsumeb Cultural Village. This open-air museum highlights the history, lifestyle, culture, and talent of the Namibian tribal communities.

Once you’ve cleared your mind and forgotten about life for a day, head back to the resort for a relaxing dip in the pool – we’ll be waiting! To book your stay at Kupferquelle, click here.