We believe there are basic elements for all citizens, the business community and visitors must enjoy: . Ease of movement in the Municipality; . A safe environment in all parts of the municipal area; . Access to economic opportunities; . Resources to afford what the Municipality offers; . A clean and green Municipality, capable of delivering a range of ecosystem goods and services; Homely neighborhoods; . Access to services, in particular municipal, health and education services.

Among the many businesses in Okahandja there are four 24hr petrol stations, two pharmacies,  known food chain stores, vehicle and tyre repairs, doctor’s rooms, a hospital and numerous restaurants.

All the major banks in the town have 24hr ATM services.  So whether it’s an item of clothing, shoes, books, hardware or computer services you require, this small town will cater to your needs.

Gross Barmen Springs Resort is just a few kilometers from Okahandja.   A hot water spring inside swimming pool as well as a cooler outdoor swimming pool is available, there is also a restaurant and accommodation facilities, all this makes the popular tourist attraction a worthwhile visit.  The main attraction at Gross Barmen is the strong mineral spring with its revitalizing and health-giving water.  The huge glass-enclosed thermal hall houses a communal thermal bath with massage jets, a sunken bath with a waterfall, reclining chairs for you to relax on, plenty of recreational facilities and a refreshment kiosk. Water from the mineral spring has a temperature of about 65 degrees Celsius, which is cooled to about 40 degrees for the thermal pool.