Things to do in Tsumeb when you only have one day

Tsumeb, the picturesque town where Kupferquelle Resort is located, has a number of tourist attractions for its visitors. As we have mentioned in an earlier post, even our business visitors enjoy extending their stay, to absorb the natural beauty, and history of this quaint town where some of the world’s most unique sights welcome them. These include the Etosha National Park, Tsumeb’s Museum, Lake Otjikoto, The Hoba Meteroite, The Tsumeb Art and Crafts Centre and many more.

Most of the tourist activities in Tsumeb are ideal as day trips, since Kupferquelle offers easy access to all attractions in the area.

With an extensive choice of accommodation, you can choose from tastefully furnished chalets and camping sites, all nestled in lush green surroundings, and enjoy affordable luxury. Our friendly staff is more than happy to help you plan an itinerary, depending on the type of day you wish to spend. Here are some popular options:

Etosha National Park and Lake Otjikoto

Pack a sumptuous picnic basket and set off for a pleasant day at the Etosha National Park, followed by the beautiful Lake Otjikoto on your way back to Kupferquelle. Etosha is a world-renowned nature and game reserve and is 110 kilometres from Tsumeb. It is the gateway to Northern Namibia and extends across 22 750 square kilometres, dotted with pretty campsites and viewing points.

Discovered in the 1850s by European explorers, Etosha was plundered by game hunters until 1907, after which it was converted into a reserve. The park is a nature lover’s and birdwatcher’s dream come true. The reserve is abundant in native elephants, steenbok, zebra, springbok, giraffes, lions, leopards and the endangered black rhino, among hundreds of other species.

If you visit during the rainy season, you’ll see flamingos, in addition to 340 species of birds. Etosha is home to the world’s largest ostrich and Kori bustard. This is also the time when migratory birds flock in, since the Etosha salt pan fills up with water. Etosha is known for its fairy-tale like forest, a unique vegetation that appears upside down and grows to almost 7 metres tall, which elephants enjoy as a delicacy.

The best time to visit Etosha is in winter, between the months of May and December. Do not forget your camera, as Etosha is also a photographer’s paradise and you will want to carry some cherished memories home to relive your trip.

Close to Tsumeb, is Lake Otjikoto, a much loved tourist spot that has serene green landscapes leading to the lake. Considered as a premier diving site in Namibia, the Lake Otjikoto has an unusual shape like a mushroom placed upside down, with placid emerald green waters. In this lake is the rare tilapia fish along with other unique species.

Tsumeb Museum and Arts and Crafts Centre

For history buffs, the Tsumeb Museum is a major attraction. Here you will experience, through photos and stories depicted on the walls, the history of the local tribes, the story of its colonisation by the Germans to freedom, and geological history. Renovated canons, rifles, guns and ammunition boxes restored from the Lake Otjikoto are preserved here. One of the interesting things here is a train outside the museum and if you have children with you, they will love it.

Tsumeb’s Arts and Crafts Centre is near the Tsumeb Museum, where there is an enchanting display of art by the local artisans. You can also enjoy watching them at work with various crafts such as basketry, pottery, fabric design, carving, brick making and more. Craft classes are also held here. Visit the open air market to buy the artists’ work and take home beautiful Namibian folk art.

At the end of the day, return to Kupferquelle and relax as you mull over the eventful day. Still feeling energetic? How about a dip in the Olympic sized swimming pool, the only one of its kind in the area?

To choose your accommodation, explore our options. Whether you visit with family or on business, Kupferquelle offers you a memorable stay. Book your accommodation today!