Naute Dam Viewpoint, Keetmanshoop

#55 of 72 in Parks in Namibia
Dam · Hidden Gem · Scenic Walking Area
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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  • The viewpoint is a lovely spot to look out over the dam. There were various water birds to observe and it makes a nice backdrop for photographs. Binoculars are definitely recommended.  more »
  • Also, here very low water level. The dam was inaugurated on the 9th of September 1972, it's the third largest dam in Namibia and holds 69 million m3 water.  more »
  • Quiet place with wonderful views and natural feel. Best for gathering, parties and brash. It's a safe place with guards,ejoy the sunset view over the mountain
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