Outapi War Museum is located underground in the former operational South African Regime Amy Base situated in Outapi. Previously known as the "<em>Ohatopi</em>" base. Then typical of the many smaller SADF posts along the Namibian border with Angola. The base was built in 1975 and became home to thousands of South African conscripts stationed on the border during the Bush war also known as the War of Liberation which lasted from 1966 until 1989, a total of 23 years, making it one of Africa's longest conflicts.
The base was attacked on numerous occasions by PLAN, the armed wing of SWAPO. The base was finally abandoned by the SADF in 1989 upon the implementation of resolution 435. The base stood empty and vandalized for many years. Many of the structures destroyed in time and with commercial development of the land. Taking into consideration the fact that most of the former South African Regime Amy structures demolished, therefore Outapi War Museum developed an interest of the society to keep the said structure for historical purposes, as a result the museum become very unique in our country.
<span style="background-color: initial;">The Museum is a multi functional whereby the Tourisms and Historical Information are the major activities. The newly structure designed to cater for, A conference hall, internet cafe, Bed and breakfast (accommodation), refreshment area with a restaurant, a gymnasium with a swimming pool, War Material display Section, the idea is to display such artefacts, badges, posters, photographs, personal and news, we plan to lend kasspirs, artillery, anti aircraft guns and weapons used.</span>
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