The Topnaar People
an overview of Namibia's population
The Topnaar are technically a branch of the Nama people. They live in the the western central Namib along the Kuiseb River in the area around the Walvis Bay. Their history and welfare is closely linked to the !nara melon, which is a thorny desert plant. The !nara was the only source of income and the primary element of the Topnaar diet (which was supplemented by hunting). The Topnaar hunting grounds are now part of the Namib-Naukluft park and they are no longer allowed to hunt and the !nara melon is under threat due to the falling water table.
5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon
A business hotel close to the town center
This colonial style lodge on the Walvis Bay Lagoon is the ideal place from which to explore the central Namibian coast
A cosy lodge situated close to the lagoon and many other amenities.
A small hotel in Walvis Bay
Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant.
A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house