Damaraland

Damaraland

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Damaraland was a name given to the north-central part of what later became Namibia, inhabited by the Damaras. It was bounded roughly by Ovamboland in the north, the Namib Desert in the west, the Kalahari Desert in the east, and Windhoek in the south.

In the 1970s the name Damaraland was revived for a bantustan in South West Africa (present-day Namibia), intended by the apartheid government to be a self-governing homeland for the Damara people. A centrally administered local government was created in 1980. The bantustan Damaraland was situated on the western edge of the territory that had been known as Damaraland in the 19th century.

Damaraland, like other homelands in South West Africa, was abolished in May 1989 at the start of the transition to independence.

The name Damaraland predates South African control of Namibia, and was described as “the central portion of German South-West Africa” in the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition

Country Namibia

Culture and history info

Damaraland was a name given to the north-central part of what later became Namibia, inhabited by the Damaras. It was bounded roughly by Ovamboland in the north, the Namib Desert in the west, the Kalahari Desert in the east, and Windhoek in the south. In the 1970s the name Damaraland was revived for a bantustan in South West Africa (present-day Namibia), intended by the apartheid government to be a self-governing homeland for the Damara people. A centrally administered local government was created in 1980. The bantustan Damaraland was situated on the western edge of the territory that had been known as Damaraland in the 19th century. Damaraland, like other homelands in South West Africa, was abolished in May 1989 at the start of the transition to independence. The name Damaraland predates South African control of Namibia, and was described as "the central portion of German South-West Africa" in the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh EditionCulture and history image
Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

, Damaraland
Price per night from N$ 5,057
Damaraland Camp is situated in the Torra Conservancy – an inspirational community partnership – with More info
Doro Nawas Camp

Doro Nawas Camp

, Damaraland
Price per night from N$ 3,224
Doro Nawas Camp is located in the dry Aba-Huab River Valley, within the Doro !Nawas Conservancy in c More info
Huab Lodge

Huab Lodge

, Damaraland
Price per night from N$ 2,070
Huab Lodge, situated in Damaraland Namibia, began as an idea to generate funds to save Namibia’ More info
Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp

, Damaraland
Price per night from N$ 3,389
Mowani Mountain Camp– luxury as nature intended In the heat, dust and stunning landscapes of Damara More info

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