Central Namibia

Erongo

The Erongo region of Namibia extends from the Atlantic coast with the cities of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and the Skeleton Coast to Omaruru in the northeast and Karibib in the east. The area was named after the Erongo Mountains, which extends at an altitude of 2,216 m north of Karibib and Usakos and is known for its rock and cave paintings.


The Erongo region is home to many rare, endemic plants and animals and one of the most diverse areas of Namibia. Enjoy the area on guided nature tours, hiking in the Erongobergen or marvel at the numerous rock paintings of the San Bushmen. Between Usakos and Swakopmund, the Spitzkoppe, also known as the "Matterhorn of Namibia", rises to a height of 1,728 m. Despite its harmless appearance, only experienced mountaineers are advised to climb the summit. The surrounding area offers beautiful hiking trails, where you can discover bizarre rock formations and rock paintings.


The Erongo region is the most densely populated stretch of coast in Namibia and has an eroded, ancient, inactive volcanic cone that spit fire for the last time more than 140 million years ago. Numerous guest farms in the area offer hiking trips, nature tours and day trips to Spitzkoppe. The huge granite rocks and magnificent rock formations of the area should not be missed.

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