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.
The Von Bach Recreation Resort is situated a few kilometers from Okahandja. The dam itself is located on the outskirts of the Auas mountains and belongs to the Swakop river drainage system. The game park covers 4 300 ha. The construction of the dam commenced in 1968 and it was commissioned in 1970. The capacity of the dam is 50 million cubic meters. It is the main water source for Windhoek. Angling permits can be obtained from the resort's office. The following species occur in the dam: blue carper, small-mouth yellowfish, carp, barbers, large-mouth bass.