Senwabarwana is the economic hub of the Blouberg Region and true to its African nature is a hive of activity. The town, formerly know as Bochum, has a rich and interesting history. It was established with the arrival of German missionaries in the late 1800. The Germans, in particular Christophe Sonntag, played a pivotal role in the negotiations between Paul Kruger and Kgoshi Maleboho, (the Chief of the BaHananwa) in the great Maleboch war. Helena Franz, another iconic figure was responsible for the establishment of the local hospital, now named after her.
Being a guest at the Lodge without the experience of Senwabarwana on a short trip through the area does not complete you visit. A visit to the remains of the original Lutheran Church and the old Helena Franz Lazaretto is a must do. If this sparks your interest and time permits, a visit to the town of My Darling can be included where you can view the remains of the Berlin Mission station at Liepzig , and the grave of Mary Sonntag, the late wife of missionary Christophe Sonntag.