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Lake Guinas, Tsumeb

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  • Beautiful tranquility and peace is the words that come to mind describing the lake. Surface is about 60m below the gound level. Thru out the year, the lake is a whopping 26'C. Take note, the lake is o...  more »
  • This is under no circumstances a normal tourist attraction. that is what makes this so nice to visit. It's a sinkhole lake, same as lake Oshikoto but this one is used by the surrounding farmers to wat...  more »
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  • Sister to the more popular Otjikoto Lake Guinas is the more picturesque of the two. Suggestions that the two lakes are linked by underground passages are unfounded, as there is about 8 m difference in the surface levels, Otjikoto being the lower of the two. On occasions when the level of one or the other has risen because of good rains in the catchment area, the other has remained at the same level. Halfway between Tsumeb and Grootfontein is the largest subterranean lake in the world. It is called Dragon’s Breath, has roughly the size of two rugby fields, and is situated 100 m underneath the ground. This lake is “bottomless” in the sense that because of its slanting cylindrical shape, it has been impossible to measure its depth accurately. Because of its situation, however, within a hill with its mouth at the crest and very steep walls down to the water surface, access is difficult. Both lakes are home to an unusual species of dwarf bream fish that breed in their mouths ?
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