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Damaraland

Travel Guide Africa Namibia Damaraland

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Introduction

Damaraland is the name of a region in the northwest of Namibia. It is sparsely populated and has some fantastic landscapes. It's an arid region with few villages.

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Geography

Damaraland is the old apartheid name given to the region south of the Kaokoveld and north of the main road to Swakopmund. It extends 200 kilometres inland from the desolate Skeleton Coast and 600 kilometres southwards from Kaokoveld.

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Sights and Activities

  • The Brandberg - Namibia's highest mountain
  • Twyfelfontein - rocky region with thousands of Bushman engravings.
  • Spitzkoppe - place of great mystery to the ancient San people
  • The Petrified Forest - millions of years old.
  • The Vingerklip (finger rock) - a towering finger of limestone that rises 35 metres above its base.

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Sleep

There are few options in the region, but both Twyvelfontein and Vingerklip have lodges:

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