Keetmanshoop Accommodation Namibia

Keetmanshoop Accommodation Namibia

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    Garas Park Rest Camp is situated 20 km north of Keetmanshoop in southern Namibia. The owner of the rest camp is also an artist and immediately when turning off the B1 towards the campsite one can find several sculptures made from all sorts of... More Info

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    A tribute to the silence and beauty of the Fish River Canyon. Making the most of the beautiful vistas, the Fish River Lodge has been built in harmony with its stark, striking surroundings. Completed in 2009, all the buildings that make up the lodge... More Info

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  • Goibib Mountain Lodge Rates & Availability
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    Our warm hospitality and comfortable accommodation allow guests to enjoy a tranquil getaway in the heart of the Great Karas Mountains. This serene landscape displays a splendid array of colours and textures, as well as the opportunity to view a... More Info

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Keetmanshoop Namibia - Also known as the Capital of the South offers convenient accommodation to travelers and also has a rich history.

Tourism Attraction and places to see in Keetmanshoop (Text and photos by Willem Kotze)

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The quiver tree is the symbol of the south. In earlier times the San used the branches to make quivers for their arrows – hence the name. Around Keetmanshoop there are several groves of this type of aloe. 

‘Quiver Tree Forests’ worth a visit can be found at farm Gariganus, north-east of Keetmanshoop on the C 17 to/from Koës. At farm Gariganus a site has been named ‘Giants’ Playground. 

Quiver trees are also to be found at Garas Park Rest Camp, north of Keetmanshoop on the B1 road.

The 'Mesosaurus Fossil Site', 42 km north-east of Keetmanshoop on the road to Koës, is less known but no less impressive. Fossilized skeletons, about 50 cm long, of the Mesosaurus tenuidens are imprinted in slate. The reptile, which vaguely resembles a crocodile, lived about 260million years ago in a huge lake.

The crater of the Brukkaros massif near Berseba looks like an extinct volcano. It is assumed, however, that it is the result of a subterranean explosion which caused a hollow under the surface to cave in. Brukkaros can be ascended from the southern rim of the crater. A path leads into the crater and to the ruins of a former research station, located at about 1,590 m above sea level.

Brukaros Crater

With a capacity of about 69 million cubic metres, Naute Dam south-west of Keetmanshoop is the country’s third largest dam. It is also a bird sanctuary. In the nature reserve on the southern shores there are several beautiful inlets for swimming.

Naute Dam

The Fish River Canyon in the lower course of the ephemeral river with the same name is one of southern Namibia’s main attractions. It cuts through the seemingly enormous scenery of the Nama Karoo which is criss-crossed by the courses of other ephemeral rivers, lined by vegetation. Characteristic plants are euphorbia, quiver trees and small shrubs.

Fish River Canyon

East of Aus the remains of a Prisoner Of War Camp can be found which was set up in 1915 for German soldiers by the South African forces. In Aus itself there is an Information Centre for visitors.

Aus prisoner of war camp

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