Aranos

ARANOS TOWN COUNCIL

P.O.Box 157, Aranos

Tel 063-272051/Fax 063- 272373

ARANOS TOWN COUNCIL – BRIEF PROFILE

BRIEF BACKGROUND

Aranos is a town situated between the beautiful dunes of the Kalahari Desert . The town is mostly surrounded by farms. The town was proclaimed a village in 1958 but was promoted to the status of town in September 2010. The majestic Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park lies to the east of Aranos and sprawls over the Botswana and South African borders approximately 130 km away. The Nossob river basin also forms an integral part of Aranos as it passes through the semi-arid dessert via Bostswana and South Africa.

Economic Sectors

Agriculture

As per background, Aranos is surrounded by commercial farms which are mostly privately owned. These farms mostly provide employment to the unskilled labour force although unemployment still remains high. Most farmers are farming with sheep, goats and cattle. The Namibia National Meat Producers has an abattoir in Aranos where animals are slaughtered and exported to the South African an EU markets.

Tourism

ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES

Aranos currently only has two local facilities being the Aranos Hotel and Blue Bull Lodge both situated in town. The hotel provides full accommodation with meals whereas the lodge is self-catering accommodation. The surrounding farms however have some established accommodation facilities for the hunting season. On these farms various activities are offered, like bird viewing, hunting, game viewing, horse riding, and many more for visitors and bookings can be made online. Some examples are the Uitspan Hunting Ranch which is about half a kilometer from the Botswana border and the GoedeHoop Hunting Safari on farm Goede Hoop.

No

Name

Locations

Services

Contact

1

Aranos Hotel

Aranos

Accommodation, meals, wifi

063-272031

2

Blue Bull Lodge

Aranos

Self Catering accommodation

3

Uitspan Hunting Ranch

130 km from Aranos

Wildlife, Hunting, Birds, accommodation

www.uitspanhunting.com.na

4

GoedeHoop

Wildlife, Hunting, Hiking Trails, Swimming

www.goedehoophuntingsafaris.com.na

5

Ley – Lia Guesthouse

Aranos

Self Catering accommodation

6

Kalahari Get Away

Aranos

Self Catering Units

Kalahari Get Away

The Blue Bull Lodge

Horse Cart in the Kalahari

The Dutch Reformed Church built in 1952

Welcoming Sign of Aranos

Dunes if the Kalahari

Camelthorn Tree with Family bird’s nest


Roman Catholic Church

View of the Main Street and C22