Plan your Namibia self drive Safari - Southern Area

Map - Namibia South - Attractions - Route


Below is a map depicting the location of places of interest in Namibia's South. Underneath the map you will find listings and more information on these places.

You can click on the placeholders to go directly to the more info pages. Use the back button to return to the map. You can also zoom in on the map to see more detail. (Click on the + icon bottom right)

We trust that this will assist you in planning your self-drive visit to Namibia.



  • Brukkaros Krater
    Keetmanshoop Tourist Attractions
    Brukkaros is 'n rustende vulkaan op 'n 100km afstand noordnoordwes van Keetmanshoop in Namibië. More Info
  • Namib Desert Horses
    Aus Tourist Attractions
    The Namib Desert Horse is a rare feral horse found in the Namib Desert of Namibia, Africa. It is probably the only feral herd of horses residing in Africa, with a population ranging between 90 and 150. The Namib Desert Horse is athletic in... More Info
  • German War Memorial near Gochas
    Kalahari Tourist Attractions
    Under an old Camelthorn tree on the bank of the Auob River near Gochas is this German War Memorial. More Info
  • Johanniter Haus - Die ou Klip Hospitaal
    Keetmanshoop Tourist Attractions
    Die ou hospitaal op Keetmanshoop wat deur die Johanniter Orde gebou is, vier sy 100ste bestaansjaar. Die gebou huisves vandag die kantore van die Ministerie van die Omgewing en Toerisme. More Info
  • Old German Fortress Fort Naiams
    Seeheim Tourist Attractions
    Erected around 1898, the fort secured the South Bay Road between Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz, a military station building and provided bypassers with water. More Info
  • Hardap Dam
    Mariental Tourist Attractions
    Hardap Dam is a dam close to Mariental, 260 km south of Windhoek, Namibia. Built in 1962 while Namibia was under South African occupation, Hardap Dam is the largest dam in the country. More Info
  • Ai-Ais Hot Springs
    Ai-Ais Tourist Attractions
    Ai-Ais Hot Springs Spa lies at the Southern end of Fish River Canyon, in a scenic area beside natural sulphurous hot springs, from which it got its name, as Ai-Ais means 'burning water' in the Nama language. It was completely renovated in August... More Info
  • The Grave of Leutnant Thilo von Trotha
    Ai-Ais Tourist Attractions
    Lt. Thilo von Trotha. Born 23-11-1877 in Wahlstadt. Died 14-06-1905 at Fish River Canyon. Killed while negotiating peace with the Bondelswarts-Nama. He was shot from behind because it was suspected that he was using the talks to distract the... More Info
  • Josef Frederiks’ House, Bethanië
    Bethanien Tourist Attractions
    “The cottage of Captain Josef Frederiks” is the house of the erstwhile Kaptein Josef Frederiks, leader of the Nama of Bethanië and Raadsaal (“Conference Chamber”) of the Bethanië Nama Council. More Info
  • Gross Nabas
    Mariental Tourist Attractions
    South of Stampriet, 20 km along the C15, is the farm Gross Nabas, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the war. A small monument on the main road commemorates the battle of 2-4 January 1905, during which the Witbooi Nama inflicted heavy... More Info
  • Deutsche Africa Bank Building - Luderitz
    Luderitz Tourist Attractions
    The Deutsche Afrika Bank ("German Africa Bank") Building is part of the historic street view of Bismarck Street, one of the oldest streets in Lüderitz and as such also forms part of the historic and architectural core of Lüderitz. More Info
  • Sure, you’ll see quiver trees, Aloe dichotoma, all over southern Namibia, but it’s the sheer numer and size of the distinctive forked aloes found amoung the jungle of massive dolerite boulders on the Gariganuns farm outside Keetmanshoop... More Info
  • Eagle Monument, Keetmanshoop
    Keetmanshoop Tourist Attractions
    The “Eagle Monument” in Keetmanshoop commemorates the German soldiers who were killed in the Herero and Nama wars in 1897, 1903 and 1906-1907 respectively. More Info
  • The Fish River Canyon
    Ai-Ais Tourist Attractions
    The Fish River Canyon is located in the south of Namibia. It is the largest canyon in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 100 miles (160 km) long, up to... More Info
  • Old Post Office Building, Keetmanshoop
    Keetmanshoop Tourist Attractions
    In 1908, Gottlieb Redecker, the official builder of the German colonial government’s Works Department, drew up plans for a new post office building in Keetmanshoop. More Info
  • Warmbad and the Edward Cook Memorial
    Warmbad Tourist Attractions
    Warmbad was named in 1760 by Jacobus Coetzee one of the first europeans that crossed the Orange River. It is situated south of Karasburg at the Homs River, close to the border with South Africa. More Info
  • The Tower of Tiras
    Helmeringhausen Tourist Attractions
    When travelling on the C13 in the south of Namibia between Aus and Helmeringhausen near the Tiras Mountains you will find this strange tower seemingly built from scrap iron. More Info
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church Complex, Bethanië
    Bethanien Tourist Attractions
    In 1814 missionery Johann Heinrich Schmelen (1777-1848) of the London Missionary Society settled at Bethanië. Shortly after his arrival he built a small, one-roomed stone house. Schmelen lived in this room until his departure in 1834. The... More Info
  • Gibeon
    Gibeon Tourist Attractions
    Gibeon, situated 72km south of Mariental and 176km north of Keetmanshoop just off the B1, was originally known by the name Khaxa-tsûs. It received its name from Kido Witbooi, first Kaptein of the Ç€Khowesin, a subtribe of the Orlam. More Info
  • In Lüderitz a number of luxurious villas sprung up, mostly double storeyed, which became known as diamond palaces. One of these was the so-called Goerke House, the villa of the mine inspector for a German diamond-mining company. More Info
  • Dicker Wilhelm
    Aus Tourist Attractions
    Prominent mountain (1500 m) 35 km north-west of Aus, along the road to Luderitz. German for ‘the thickset Wilhelm’, the name refers to Kaiser Wilhelm II whose orders, like the insular mountain in the otherwise flat Namib Desert, were not... More Info
  • Holoog Station and Wargraves
    Seeheim Tourist Attractions
    The diamond rush was one of the main reasons why the building of a rail link to Luderitz became so important. The railway line was further extended as far as Holoog by November 1908, making it possible to transport goods and passengers from South... More Info
  • The Sossusvlei Dunes and the Sesriem Canyon
    Sossusvlei Tourist Attractions
    Sesriem is the "Gateway to Sossusvlei". It is a small village called after a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab rivier in the local sedimentary rock, about a kilometre long and up to 30 meters deep. More Info
  • Site of Original Dias Cross, Lüderitz
    Luderitz Tourist Attractions
    In 1488, while homeward bound from his pioneering voyage around the Cape of Good Hope into the Indian Ocean, Bartolomeu Dias sailed into the inlet presently known as Lüdertiz Bay. At the extreme western promontory of the bay he raised a... More Info
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lüderitz
    Luderitz Tourist Attractions
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church, popularly known as the Felsenkirche (literally: “church on the rocks”), is the highest placed of all the buildings in Lüderitz. The German name comes from the fact that its foundations are... More Info
  • Kolmanskop Ghost Town
    Luderitz Tourist Attractions
    Kolmanskop (Afrikaans for Coleman's hill, German: Kolmannskuppe) is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who,... More Info
  • Rhenish Mission Church, Keetmanshoop
    Keetmanshoop Tourist Attractions
    The Rhenish Mission Society played an important part in the development of Keetmanshoop, where Nama Kaptein Tseib and his followers had settled in 1866. More Info
  • Prisoner-of-War Camp, Aus
    Aus Tourist Attractions
    The prisoner-of-war camp was erected after the conclusion of peace in July 1915 between the German and Union forces in South Africa. A total of 1 552 prisoners of war were initially based in this camp. More Info
  • Krabbenhöft & Lampe Building Luderitz
    Luderitz Tourist Attractions
    The Krabbenhöft & Lampe building is one of the number of prestigious buildings erected during the period of prosperity following the discovery of diamonds in 1908. More Info
  • Mooifontein Cemetery
    Bethanien Tourist Attractions
    The Farm Mooifontein was the site of a German military station during the colonial period known as Chamis 'Lion's Fountain'. The bodies of a small number of German soldiers who fell whilst fighting in the Nama uprising More Info
  • Station building, Lüderitz
    Luderitz Tourist Attractions
    The Lüderitz-Keetmanshoop railway line was mainly built to supply infrastructure to assist the suppression of the Nama rebellions that erupted in southern Namibia in 1904. Due to the long communication lines between Swakopmund and the interior,... More Info
  • Naute Dam
    Seeheim Tourist Attractions
    The Naute Dam is a dam outside of Keetmanshoop, Karas Region, Namibia. It was built between 1970–1972 and was officially commissioned in September 1972. More Info
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