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I have visited the lake on two occasions. The first was in July'18 and although it was nice to see... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Cape Town, South Africa
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Well, crater lake. One look, short walk. Bureaucratic entrance, pay 50N$/person - expensive? Staff... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
Vantaa, Finland
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11 Dec 2018
14 Oct 2018
“The Eye of the underwater”
Tsumeb, Namibia
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I have visited the lake on two occasions. The first was in July'18 and although it was nice to see, it was a bit disappointing in terms of what I was expecting. The last visit was earlier this month (Dec'18) and it was altogether more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Its like travelling back in time and reliving the centuries only known to us through books. I called it the Eye of the underwater, because I feel that this lake is connected to many other underground streams. The lake has a rich history and is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kaahekep
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The entrance fee seems actually quite absurd as soon as you see what you have paid for: a lake, a sign telling the Germans dropped in that lake (note how they list the dimensions in centimeters. Hilarious!) and that’s about it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dino W
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Well, crater lake. One look, short walk. Bureaucratic entrance, pay 50N$/person - expensive? Staff really bored. But if you want to have a break between Tsumeb and Etosha, here is ar least something to see.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Typical crater lake , something not to miss when you visit Tsumeb. Not well taken care of but a good sight

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank shepherdc
Reviewed July 24, 2017

A nice lake which is worth the stop when travelling from Etosha to the south. Not anything special though.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tissa010
Reviewed June 10, 2017

What a fascinating history and I think it is little visited as the site is not as well maintained as the Hoba Meteorite, but this is well worth a little detour to view this phenomenon and the small entrance fee helps support the local community.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Judith J
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

This lake / sinkhole is beautiful but not very well maintained. The path going around it is pretty poor. Entrance costs 30.00ND per person plus 10.00ND for the parking. They also have some cool trees. Visit if you have nothing better to do.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed May 2, 2017

A N$10 parking fee and ND$25 to enter. This sink-hole caused by collapsing underground caves could be a major draw card for the area. Unfortunately there is no information about it at the site, besides one signboard informing you a a few artillery weapons and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank shauns2111
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Just a lake, but interesting if you know the history about it. Not much to see, but your visit supports the local community

Date of experience: April 2017
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Gaynor V
April 4, 2017|
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Romeo Muyunda, Chief Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, E-mail Address: rmuyunda@met.na This would be your best bet regarding emails. He would be able to either liaise with the staff at the lake... More