Explore Damaraland and the rugged surrounds

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December 11, 2019
Explore the deep south of Namibia
December 11, 2019

An ancient land of myths and mysteries. Where tales of epic hunts, peculiar dreams and major events are carved into the stone of our collective history.


A glimpse into another time. The southern part of the Kunene Region, which is commonly known as Damaraland, is a rugged scope of awe-inspiring landscapes, specially-adapted species of fauna and flora, geological marvels and ancient historical sites. Home to interesting geological hotspots such as the Spitzkoppe, Burnt Mountain and Messum Crater, and Namibia’s first World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein. Here you will find a wealth of ancient rock art, some estimated to be more than 6,000 years old. The mountainous terrain of daunting rock-climbing challenges, of fossilised forests and singing stones, with Namibia’s highest point – the Brandberg – standing sentinel over it all. Be intrigued by the mystery of the White Lady rock painting of the Brandberg, gape in awe at the mega-fauna that call the region home and meet the friendly smiling locals at their roadside stalls, where you can stock up on handmade crafts to take home.



  • The region hosts Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site
  • It offers handmade arts and crafts aplenty
  • The region is dominated by the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain
  • Rock paintings and mineral deposits abound



  • Admire 6,000-year-old rock engravings at the Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site
  • Stock up on locally sourced crystals at the craft market near the Spitzkoppe
  • Buy a marble souvenir at the Karibib Marble works
  • Go arty in Omaruru
  • Visit the Damara people at their Living Museum
  • Go on a desert-adapted elephant or rhino tracking excursion offered by lodges in the area


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Travel News Namibia
Travel News Namibia
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