There are several 24-hour fuel stations
in town, including the main Shell station, and several garages including: Gabus Garage (tel: 067 255641/255541) for Mercedes; the Nova Tyre centre, in the industrial area, for tyres and retreads (tel: 255029, or 255503 after hours for emergencies); and Kavango Toyota for Toyotas (tel: 255071).
The Tourism Centre
(PO Box 519; tel: 067 255911; fax: 067 255910) is a useful small curio shop and privately run booking agency, almost behind the Portuguese Restaurant & Take-away. It is also the base for the owners of Ngandu Safari Lodge.
Go slightly east along the river road from the main T-junction and there is a First National Bank
(tel: 067 255057) on your left, amidst various government offices. This is open 09.00–15.30 weekdays, and 08.30–11.00 on Saturdays, but it's better to use the ones in Grootfontein if you can.
The Mbangura Woodcarvers' Coop
(PO Box 86, Rundu; tel: 067 256170; fax: 067 256608) have their local outlet next to the Kavango Supermarket, in the centre of town. (The one at the four-way stop is not a retail outlet.) This is worth dropping into, but most of the carvings on display are larger items like tables and chairs. This large, thriving cooperative supplies many of the curio markets further south, including Okahandja's two large roadside markets.
Out of town, heading east on the old gravel road, 2km past the turning to Kaisosi River Lodge, is the Vungu Vungu Dairy
. For those with a sophisticated line in camp cooking, this is a useful source of juices and fresh dairy produce like milk, butter and cream.In an emergency
, the hospital and ambulance service is on 067 405731 and the police on 067 10111.