Bloedkoppie Tinkas 4x4 Route

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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.


Turnoff to the Bloedkoppie - Permit RequiredTurnoff to the Bloedkoppie - Permit Required
Mountain ZebraMountain Zebra
SceneryScenery
SceneryScenery
Approaching the Bloed KoppiesApproaching the Bloed Koppies
Campsite at the Bloed KoppiesCampsite at the Bloed Koppies
Campsite at the Bloed KoppiesCampsite at the Bloed Koppies
Campsite at the Bloed KoppiesCampsite at the Bloed Koppies
SceneryScenery
The Bloed KoppieThe Bloed Koppie
SpringbuckSpringbuck
SpringbuckSpringbuck
SceneryScenery
SceneryScenery
The start of the 4x4 section.The start of the 4x4 section.
SceneryScenery
SceneryScenery
The roadThe road
SceneryScenery
Mountain ZebraMountain Zebra
The roadThe road
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SceneryScenery
The RoadThe Road
Two Lonely German Schutchtruppe Graves at TinkasTwo Lonely German Schutchtruppe Graves at Tinkas
The old Fort near the GravesThe old Fort near the Graves
The Rock Arch - Photo Pierrejean DurieuThe Rock Arch - Photo Pierrejean Durieu
Tinkas Dam - Photo Buks GroblerTinkas Dam - Photo Buks Grobler
Tinkas Dam - Photo Fanie GousTinkas Dam - Photo Fanie Gous
Dry River Bed - Sandy and the only place where you require 4 wheel drive.Dry River Bed - Sandy and the only place where you require 4 wheel drive.
Roadsigns with distance indicated by hours (Probably with a Horse)Roadsigns with distance indicated by hours (Probably with a Horse)
Roadsigns with distance indicated by hours (Probably with a Horse)Roadsigns with distance indicated by hours (Probably with a Horse)
Grasslands with some Camel Thorn TreesGrasslands with some Camel Thorn Trees
Mountain ZebraMountain Zebra
Grasslands with some Camel Thorn TreesGrasslands with some Camel Thorn Trees
Back at the Main RoadBack at the Main Road


  • More Info
    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.
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  • More Info
    The "Rock Sculpture Trail" near the Bloedkoppie (about 2,5km towards the Tinkas) will take you to interesting rock formations and wonderful desert scenery.
    • Hiking Trails
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    The Bloed Koppie
    • Namib-Naukluft Park
    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...
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