Council

The Kunene Regional Council

Travellers are encouraged to stock up on bottles of water, sunscreen and summer hats when venturing out into the beautiful Kunene wild.

Situated in the south-central part of the region, sitting on 17 130 square kilometres, the Kamanjab Constituency has a population of just over 8000, making it the least populated constituency in the region. Economic activity in the area is mainly split between agriculture and tourism. Kamanjab is positioned well to connect the region to other parts of the nation.

For more information contact Kamanjab Constituency at, Tel: 067- 330138, Fax: 067 -330138.

In the South-Eastern part of the region you will find Outjo Constituency which covers the surface area of 7466 square kilometres and has a population of just over 12 000. Outjo forms the entry point for consumer goods and services distributed through the region. It is arguably Kunene’s commercial hub with farming activities, charcoal production, tourism facilities and retailing.

For more information contact Outjo Constituency at, Tel: 067-313622, Fax 067 -313422.

Covering an area of 20 198 square kilometres, Sesfontein Constituency has a population of just over 8000. Economic activity in this area is largely focused on eco-tourism and geo-exploration with +/- 10 privately owned lodges, 6 campsites and 5 communal conservancies housing a variety of wildlife including desert elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes and diverse birds. The Sesfontein settlement area is the gateway to Cape & Angra Fria, places earmarked for the development of the next harbour.

For more information contact Sesfontein Constituency at, Tel: 065 275560, Fax: 065 -685075.

One of the most remote constituencies in the region, established after Opuwo Constituency was divided into two, this constituency sits on 25 758 square kilometres of land and has a population of 14 850. Economic activity in this area is centred around communal livestock farming and conservancies.

For more information contact Opuwo Constituency at, Tel: 065 273239, fax: 273237.

In the North-western part of the region, Opuwo Urban hosts Kunene Region’s capital Opuwo town. The constituency with a population of just over 12 000, utilizing 25 758 square kilometres of land is known as Kunene North’s business centre. A tourism hub with its beautiful mountains and rock formations, Opuwo is the home of the famous Ovahimba people who have kept to their traditional values and practices despite the general modernisation of the rest of the nation’s cultures & traditions. Opuwo Town is one of the fastest growing towns in Northern Namibia, facilitated by the discovery of iron ore and copper in the mountains around the town and the already existing tourist attractions.

For more information contact Opuwo Constituency at, Tel: 065 273239, fax: 273237.

Far north of the region, Epupa borders Angola and has a population of just over 17 500. Economic activity in the area is mainly focused on agriculture and tourism. Epupa hosts some of the tourism hotspots in the region including Epupa Falls, Otjandjasemo Hot Springs, Swartbooi Graves, Great Trek of Germans and Kapika Traditional Homestead. Okangwati Settlement area is the administration centre of this constituency.

For more information contact Epupa Constituency at, Tel: 065- 274522, Fax: 065- 274524.

In the Southern part of Kunene Region, Khorixas Constituency sits on 21 328 square kilometres of land with a population of just over 12 500. The name Khorixas was derived from the Khori tree which can only be found in Khorixas. Tourist sites such as the World Heritage Site, the Petrified Forest and the Buried Mountain are all found in this constituency. Potential for growth lies in industrial development and tourism.

For more information contact Khorixas Constituency at, Tel: 067- 331775, Fax: 067- 331774.

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