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Damara Living Museum

D2612 | About 10 km north of Twyfelfontein, 9000, Namibia
+264 (0) 81 650 86 34
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Very interesting visit

A must see for visitors and you can spend as little or as long as you want here. The guides are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CollieDog58
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Kent
Cultural heritage brought to life.

The Damara Living Museum is a fine attempt to showcase the Damara's cultural heritage as it once... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary W
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Bryan, Texas
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“village life” (6 reviews)
“bush walk” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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D2612 | About 10 km north of Twyfelfontein, 9000, Namibia
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+264 (0) 81 650 86 34
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see for visitors and you can spend as little or as long as you want here. The guides are local villagers and know everything that you would want to know about the village.

Thank CollieDog58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Damara Living Museum is a fine attempt to showcase the Damara's cultural heritage as it once existed. Young and old members alike are involved in demonstrating their ancestral beginnings with food, arts and crafts, and song and dance. Our travel group has visited this...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 6 July 2017

First off, this is a touristy stop. The local Damara don't actually live in this village, but they do work in this village during the day trying to keep traditional methods in practice. This is done strictly as a guided tour. Our guide was fantastic,...More

Thank 60stevea
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The local young Damara people (who speak the click language) have established the Damara Living Museum. You are able to experience how life was for the Damara people from making fire, using traditional medicine, making clothing & tools, hunting, playing games and singing & dancing....More

Thank Meg_And_Uwe
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is was a great visit to see how the native tribes live. They have everything in their huts. Showed us the pharmacy, the game room, etc. They sang and danced...showed us how to make fire, making jewelry out of porcupine and ostrich egg shells....More

Thank shsef51
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Our visit began with a bush walk, with our guide Richard in a goatskin skirt and snakeskin headdress. Most of the 40 or so villagers were similarly attired. On the walk we were first met by a "pharmacist" who explained, in the damara language of...More

Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 26 March 2017

More a cultural show than a museum. But it is well put-togher and gives a feel for local Damra life. Also conveniently located close to Twyfelfontein.

1  Thank Factfinder90
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I visited this Living Museum on a work trip with some of my Damara colleagues, who enjoyed showing their culture to the visitors who came to Namibia. It was very interesting to see the traditional clothing, drinks and jewelry, made by the women who worked...More

Thank Alex Y
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is a cleverly arranged and highly instructive live representation of the past. Dress is scanty but authentic. Herbs, iron smithing, fire making, dress, jewellery, song and dance all featured. The chieftains strategic ball game to settle inter-tribal disputes was a great feature. All "housing"...More

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The Museum is made up as a Damara village with staff in local costumes. Entrance fee is small N80$ each and a guide will take you around giving you information on ancient Damara life. Very interesting and with a visit.

Thank Rodney C
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