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Spitzkoppe

Spitzkoppea is a group of granite rocks in Namibia which can be seen when driving on the road from Swakopmund to Usakos. The German settlers derived the name from the sharp rocky outcrop and it is also known as the 'Matterhorn of Namibia'. The granite rocks with an altitude of 1728 meters above sea level, is impressive against the flat surrounding desert area.

Around Spitzkoppe there is a place with some (basic) bungalows for tourists. The facilities are simple, toilets, showers and places to bbq. There is a reception where you can book a camp site or bungalow and a tour can be booked with a local guide. There is a small bar where you can buy soda, make sure that you bring plenty of water. A small entrance fee applies to visit Spitzkoppe.

This mountain range in the desert is a popular spot for mountaineers and alpinists. It is impressive to know that people climbed these rocks unaided, not only because of the climb itself but also because of the absence of water, the warm climate and the remoteness of Spitzkoppe. You can walk / hike and visit in the Spitzkoppe throughout the year. Those who really want to climb can do it the best in the winter months as the granite rocks can be very hot in the summer.

Besides the Spitzkoppe itself, there is a striking mountain: Pondok (thatched cottage) Mountain. On the east side is a chain attached to help visitors to clamber on to the mountainside at Bushmans Paradise, a natural amphitheatre. Unfortunately, many of the 2000 to 4000 year old rock paintings of the Bushmen got lost through vandalism. However, in other places you will find cave paintings such as in Rhino Rock.

Spitzkoppe was used for the Hollywood movie 2000BC, of ​​course, the snow like in the movie you do not see normally.

Your holiday begins at South Africa Specialist.