Khomas is the smallest region on the central highland plateau of Namibia, but even so, it is also the most densely populated due to the capital of Windhoek in the heart of the region.
The Khomas region is the gateway to all the splendour of Namibia, as the international airport is in Windhoek. Windhoek itself is a bustling city being the political, economic, and cultural centre of Namibia. Here you might find the Sidadi Damara Cultural Group performing an ancient dance in the streets, excellent bars and restaurants on every corner, and even old military forts dating from the 1800s.
The Arnhem Caves in Khomas, just over 4800m in length, is the longest cave in Namibia, well known for the different species of bats that reside in the caves. At the 6000 hectare GocheGanas, visitors can enjoy a Namibian safari on game drives, bush walks, or mountain biking. Partaking in their stargazing experience would leave you breathless at the immense beauty of Namibia’s night sky.
Dominating the landscape 120 km southwest of Windhoek and characterised by its conspicuous cap of weather-resistant quartzite sandstone is the Gamsberg - a large table-topped mountain that rises some 500 metres above the surrounding Khomas Hochland. At a height of 2 347 metres, it is Namibia’s fourth-highest mountain. The plateau is regarded as an outstanding site for astronomical observations, as the night sky is unusually clear, and the absence of towns and the resultant darkness of the surroundings make it an ideal location from which to study the stars of the southern hemisphere.
Many of the farms in the area are involved in tourism and can be visited to have a meal, spend a night or two, or simply relax over coffee and cake.
It is located in the central highlands of the country and is bordered by the Erongo region to the west and the northwest and by the Otjozondjupa region to the north. To the east is the Omaheke region, while in the south is the Hardap region. The region is characterized by its hilly countryside and many valleys. It has well-developed economical, financial, and trade sectors.