SPITZKOPPE & OMARURU RIVER

290km – 2 days / 1 night

  • Start: Henties Bay
  • Finish: Henties Bay

No visit to Namibia is complete without camping out under the stars at Spitzkoppe. One of Namibia’s most recognisable landmarks, the 1728m-high Spitzkoppe rises mirage-like above the dusty plains of southern Damaraland. Its dramatic shape has inspired its nickname, the Matterhorn of Namibia.

This group of bald granite peaks was created by the collapse of a gigantic volcano more than 100 million years ago and the subsequent erosion exposed the volcanic rock. Attractions include the many bizarre rock formations and several San (Bushman) paintings found in various places.

On our return journey to the coast, we go off-road and follow the Spitzkoppe River, later cutting through the desert plains towards the Omaruru River. What better way to enjoy the wonder of its many imposing Anna trees than stopping for a “braai” at the Skoenklip, a rocky formation in the middle of the dry riverbed that resembles a boot? Our journey in the Omaruru River ends at the Omdel dam, before we head back to Henties Bay.

COSTS

Note that all costs are based on self-sufficient and self-catering drives. We will only provide a leading vehicle with two-way radio equipment to keep in contact with the leading and last vehicles.

  • N$500 per vehicle per day (minimum of 5 vehicles)
  • N$2,500 per day for the group (less than 5 vehicles)  
  • Costs for park permits and campsites (where relevant) are excluded from our pricing and must be paid on-site. Fees will be provided upon enquiry.
  • 50% non-refundable deposit payment required upon booking. The remainder must be paid on/before day of departure.