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About Gobabis

Situated about 212 km from Windhoek, along the B6 to Botswana, Gobabis, the regional capital of Omaheke Region, traces it's roots back to 1840

When a group of immigrated Orlam (general term used for the generations originating from partnerships between the Dutch Boers and Nama women in the Cape Colony during the 17th/18th century) from the Cape Province under the leadership of captain Amraal Lambert settled. Amraal Lambert also gave the town its name: because of the abundance of elephants the town was called Goabes (home of elephants in Nama).

In 1856 a mission station was established by one Friederich Eggert of the Rhenish Missionary Society.

Gobabis is in an area where the Herero and the Nama people fought wars against one another, as well as with settlers from the Cape colony that occupied the land. The settlement itself was a base camp for ivory hunters and a trading post for elephant tusks.

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