Located 70 kilometers north of Windhoek, the city of Okahandja is home to roughly 24,000 Namibians. Commonly referred to as the Garden Town of Namibia, Okahandja is home to several popular landmarks, making it an easy stop for those venturing to the north. The town is home to a military post that was established back in 1894, around the same time the city got its name. And famous colonists and Namibians like Maharero, Jan Jonker Afrikaner, Hosea Kutako and Clemens Kapuuo are buried in Okhandja.
In addition to plenty of western amenities like a local pizza joint, large grocery store and bustling main street, one of the largest open-air craft markets in the country lies on the road that passes outside of town. Travelers will find a wide selection of well-priced handmade works from every region of Namibia, as well as from neighboring countries in southern Africa.
Travelers can take the B6 out of Windhoek to the B1 heading towards Okahandja. The B1 is the main road that runs along the outskirts of the town. It is well-paved and easy to travel.