For many years Okahandja was known as the Garden Town of Namibia, its recently also gained fame for being a hub of industrial activity due to its prime location. Okahandja means "the place where two rivers flow into each other to form one wide one"in Herero. The town was originally founded by the Herero and Nama groups around 1800 and was the home of the famous Herero chief Maherero. In 1894, a military post was established here, this date is recognized as the official founding date. The town contains charming guest houses and many beautiful lodges and hunting farms are located within its vicinity. The biggest attraction in Okahandja is undoubtedly the Wood Carvers. Boasting beautifully crafted figures portraying the wealth of Namibia’s inheritance in terms of culture, wildlife and artistic abilities is well worth a visit.