The town is linked to the rest of the country and neighbouring towns with tarred roads, whilst gravel roads provide direct access to the towns of
Otavi and Kalkfeld.
Although Outjo is linked to the National railway network, the railway is not operational yet. Vehicle transport handles the loads to and from Outjo.
The town is linked to the automation and cellular telephone systems, with internet and email networks available. All the relevant ministries are
concentrated to town.
Two State Hospitals with one clinic and an old age home and one Consulting room with two Private Doctors are established in town.
The town accommodates households totaling to 2400 of which Outjo consist of 970 and Etoshapoort 1430. Informal Settlement area is consisting of 1057 erven.
The water is not supply by Namwater and the Municipality have got his own water sources (boreholes) from which it supply bulk water for the town.
There are currently 5 bore of the seven bore holes in operation and is withdrawn from an average depth of over 100m and transferred through a rising
main network to the bulk water storage facility in town. The bulk water storage facility consist of two 900m³ concrete reservoirs and an elevated tower
storage facility with an approximate size of 110m³.
Is been supply by Cenored company of which the Council is also a shareholder.
The road network consisting of the roads covering 51.5km of which 21km is tarred roads and 30.5km gravel roads (gravel road include Informal
Settlement area and Shack Dwellers Federation area).
The gravel airstrip (aerodrome) is the most used in the Kunene Region and is registered with Civil Aviation, which is
satisfied with the two beacons, being the Channel 7 beacon and the Reservoir (water tower) beacon.
The sewerage network consists of full bore gravity drainage system, connected to a series of pump stations.
The whole system drains towards the oxidation ponds, located in the lower south-western part of the town. A total of 145 erven are still being
serviced with a sewerage tanker with suction pump system.
Four Primary- and three Secondary schools with one Junior, two Senior and one Private Hostels are established in town.
Information on schools in Outjo
|School||Learners ||Teachers ||L/T|
|Outjo Secondary School ||636 ||27 ||24|
|Outjo Primary School ||556 ||21 ||27 |
|Jack Francis Primary School ||890 ||28 ||32|
|Moria Private School (Combined) ||231 ||20 ||12|
|Etoshapoort Secondary School ||278 ||11 ||25|
|Maarssen Primary School ||697 ||21 ||33|
|TOTAL ||3288 ||128 ||26|
|TOTAL FOR 2013 ||2998 ||123 ||25|
Although we are experiencing financial difficulties to get the land survey and serviced we have available serviced land:
=> Residential: Outjo = 5 serviced erven
=> Etoshapoort = over 3 serviced erven
=> Business erven: Outjo = none
=> Business erven: Etoshapoort = 2
=> Industrial erven:
Available for any kind of industries. Sizes between 3000 and 9900 square maters.
We have a Surveyor from Japan (JICA program) and he is busy surveying new erven.
=> Surveying 574 erven in Outjo town and Etoshapoort:
11 are for high income groups;
147 for middle to high income;
126 middle to low income;
189 in Etoshapoort for low income groups.