Once known as Uis Mine, this small town was almost an extension of the tin mine which dominated it. Sadly this closed, and much of the town's population left as a result. Those who remained are fighting to survive, and tourism is an important source of income to them. There is still a useful fuel station here, open 07.00–19.00 Mon-Sat and 10.30–16.30 on Sunday. Nearby the Brandberg Supermarket sells basic foods. It opens 08.30–14.00 and 17.00–19.30 Mon-Sat, and 11.00–14.00 and 17.00–19.30 on Sundays.