Naute Dam, Keetmanshoop

#64 of 72 in Parks in Namibia
The Naute Dam is a dam outside of Keetmanshoop in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia. It was built between 1970 and 1972 and was officially commissioned in September 1972. It is the third largest dam in Namibia after Hardap Dam to Naute's north and holds up to 69 million cubic metres of water. The dam's source is the Löwen River, a tributary of the Fish River.BusinessNaute Dam supplies potable water to Keetmanshoop and some surrounding farms but is predominantly used for irrigation. It has been consistenly underutilised and is one of few dams in Namibia that are often filled to capacity.The Naute Aqua Fish Farms Project, a government-owned fish farm, is based at the dam.Naute Fruit Farm is also located at the Naute Dam. The farm primarily grows dates for export to Europe. In 2009, the farm was projected to export 180 tonnes of dates, up from 120 the year before. As of March 2009, the farm employed 76 full-time employees and 250 seasonal workers.Pictures
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  • Just after Naute Dam lies Naute Kristall and Gin disstilery, overable gins and Brandys to taste and buy. Recommended Date Brandy. Also good stop for coffee.
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  • Definitely worth stopping, especially the northern tour. You even get a small sossusvlei on top.
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  • Good to see.
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