Bloedkoppie Tinkas 4x4 Route

Bloedkoppie Tinkas 4x4 Route


Information

The Bloedkoppie Tinkas Trail is one of our favourite 4x4 trails in Namibia. You will encounter typical Namib Desert secenery with a spectacular granite kop to explore. Smaller than the Spitskoppe, the Bloedkoppie still offers ample opportunities to explore and take photographs. Please note that visiting the Bloedkoppie and the 4x4 trail requires a permit obtainable in Swakopmund.

At the Bloedkoppie there are a number of "dry" campsites situated around the granite outcrop. At the back are more secluded campsites with a number of trees.

From the Bloedkoppie there is a 4x4 trail of about 30 kilometers joining up with the C28. On this route there are two old German war graves dating back to 1895. There are also the remains of a German "fort" nearby. A short detour will take you to the Tinkas Dam.

There is another campsite at the Rock Arch and Tinkas on the 4x4 route. 

Along the route one is bound to encounter interesting rock formations, quiver trees and quite often Springbuck and mountain Zebra. Below are more information about attractions on the route as well as a photo gallery.

There is a "Rock Sculpture trail" near the Bloedkoppie that will take you to interesting rock formations and wonderful desert scenery.


  • m_dscf2526.jpg
    Turnoff to the Bloedkoppie - Permit Required
  • m_dscf2536.jpg
    Mountain Zebra
  • m_dscf2538.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2545.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2548.jpg
    Approaching the Bloed Koppies
  • m_dscf2551.jpg
    Campsite at the Bloed Koppies
  • m_dscf2550.jpg
    Campsite at the Bloed Koppies
  • m_dscf2566.jpg
    Campsite at the Bloed Koppies
  • m_dscf2573.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2575.jpg
    The Bloed Koppie
  • m_dscf2581.jpg
    Springbuck
  • m_dscf2583.jpg
    Springbuck
  • m_dscf2585.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2590.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2592.jpg
    The start of the 4x4 section.
  • m_dscf2593.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2609.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2598.jpg
    The road
  • m_dscf2595.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2613.jpg
    Mountain Zebra
  • m_dscf2611.jpg
    The road
  • m_dscf2599.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2596.jpg
    Scenery
  • m_dscf2610.jpg
    The Road
  • m_dscf2604.jpg
    Two Lonely German Schutchtruppe Graves at Tinkas
  • m_dscf2605.jpg
    The old Fort near the Graves
  • rockarch_pierrejean_durieu.jpg
    The Rock Arch - Photo Pierrejean Durieu
  • buksgrobler_tinkasdam_tinkasdam.jpg
    Tinkas Dam - Photo Buks Grobler
  • tinkasdam.jpg
    Tinkas Dam - Photo Fanie Gous
  • m_dscf2607.jpg
    Dry River Bed - Sandy and the only place where you require 4 wheel drive.
  • tinkasroadsign1_0022.jpg
    Roadsigns with distance indicated by hours (Probably with a Horse)
  • tinkasroadsign2_0021.jpg
    Roadsigns with distance indicated by hours (Probably with a Horse)
  • m_dscf2619.jpg
    Grasslands with some Camel Thorn Trees
  • m_dscf2616.jpg
    Mountain Zebra
  • m_dscf2622.jpg
    Grasslands with some Camel Thorn Trees
  • m_dscf2623.jpg
    Back at the Main Road


Map


Listings

  • Rock Sculpture Trail
    Swakopmund Activities
    The "Rock Sculpture Trail" near the Bloedkoppie (about 2,5km towards the Tinkas) will take you to interesting rock formations and wonderful desert scenery. More Info
  • German Schutztruppe Graves and Fort - Tinkas
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    From the Bloedkoppie there is a 4x4 trail of about 30 kilometers joining up with the C28. On this route there are two old German war graves dating back to 1895. There is also the remains of a German "fort" nearby. More Info
  • The Bloed Koppie
    Swakopmund Tourist Attractions
    The Bloed Koppie is a spectacular granite hill ideal for the enegetic to explore. Smaller than the Spitskoppe the Bloedkoppie still offers ample opportunities to explore and take photographs. Visiting the Bloedkoppie and the 4x4 trail requires a... More Info
Website Design, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) by ZAWebs Designs | Web Hosting by ZAWebs Hosting