Hardap Region - Namibia


Geography and history

The Hardap Province is located in the southern parts of Namibia. It has a total population of approximately 80 000 residents and the capital is Mariental. This province is well-known for being the host of the Hardap Dam which is used for irrigational and entertainment purposes. The province borders on four others in the country – Erongo, Khomas, Omaheke and Karas.

The capital town of Mariental supports many economic activities such as irrigated farming and ostrich abattoirs. The Hardap Dam Resort is a very popular tourist destination in this area where visitors can enjoy many water activities. The town of Rehoboth offers tourists the chance to experience many hot water springs.


The Hardap Province offers a great variety of accommodation options for tourists visiting the area. You will find a selection of bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, lodges, hotels and camping sites in the vicinity. Please go to our accommodation directory of you would like more information on places to stay in the area.


The Hardap Province has a very prosperous business community thanks to tourist funding generated from visits. There are loads of stalls, souvenirs, shops and local products in the area. The restaurants are all a culinary delight and there is something for every taste. Please see our business directory for a list of all the businesses you will find in the region. Tourists will enjoy the many activities and attractions this province has to offer. Please visit our activities directory for a complete list of things to do.