Spitzkoppe
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Though this is the country's most well-known mountain, at 180 meters it isn't the tallest.
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark5,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The region around Spitzkoppe is nothing short of adventurous and utterly unique. You'll never encounter rock formations of this caliber elsewhere; if one were to draw a comparison, it might resemble Australia's Ayers Rock (Uluru).

Opting to stay at Spitzkoppe Cabin Camp, nestled at the foot of Spitzkoppe, proved to be an excellent choice. The accommodations were delightful, offering comfortable beds and refreshing air.

From here, a 20-minute walk led us to the area's most notable attraction, Rock Arch, also known as 'Namibia's Eye'—a natural bridge formed amidst the beautifully rounded granite rocks.

The hour just before sunset and sunrise is when the Spitzkoppe area is at its most breathtaking and photogenic. And, of course, there's the awe-inspiring night sky, where one truly grasps the insignificance of humanity.
Written 23 December 2023
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN4,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I knew nothing about this place until our guide took us here to do some birding. This park is so beautiful and the rock formations are just so interesting. If you are a rock hound then you will also be in heaven.
Written 12 November 2023
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK2,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Long and quite arduous drive here from Vingerklip Lodge, but we were determined to get here as early as we could - best Pitches go early, of course.

Arrived around 15.00 only to find all the best had already been claimed. Folks staying 2 nights have a great advantage.

We simply walked over to our Sundowner Spot on giant rocks facing West. We were not alone and virtually every vantage point was taken - all very civilised though.

This is THE Reason for coming - Sunset, Night's Sky, Stars.

BBQ at your Pitch, enjoy your sundowner then snooze or gaze.

Very civilised way to spend an evening.

Pitches or Sites are very spaced out. Super quiet.

Ablutions are at Entrance & a few dispersed Locations - pretty basic Facilities though.

Its all about the Sunset. Wish we could have managed a 2nd night.

Written 4 September 2023
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LWFL
Reading, UK152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
You see the pictures of Spitzkoppe and you expect to see what you have seen but when you are there in the flesh, it is just totally amazing. It is better in reality the pictures don't give it any justice!
We stayed at Spitzkoppe campsite and it pays to get there a bit earlier as it's first come first serve. Camping so close to these majestic mountains is truly an experience not to be missed.
Written 19 August 2023
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Rajesh K
Sydney, Australia148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The rock formations at Spitzkoppe are magnificent. The highlights were the Arch or Bridge, The High Peak and Sugar Mountain. The only downside is that the map provided is poor and confused navigation in the area. We did not camp but it would be a great camping spot.
Written 14 April 2023
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK2,261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We built in a stop here along our journey to the Erongo mountains and spent around 4 hours. Gave us time to see most of the park and have our picnic and see all the target birds.

One of the highlights of our Namibia trip, we wouldn't have missed this for the world.

Fantastic place to drive the trails and had a walk around the small bushmens paradise ( access to some of the park is restricted and can only be reached with a park guide). This still left plenty of the park to explore.
We saw the campsites and the toilets were nice and clean. There were rest areas around that we stopped for our picnic. Its a Community endeavour which is great, with everyone taking responsibility to keep it clean and safe.

We had lots of fun looking for shapes in the mountains and the colours and shapes made for great photographs in the special light you get here.

So glad we detoured to see this special place.

Entrance was inexpensive. We paid £12 equivalent for 2 people plus car for the day.
Written 3 February 2023
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sigzag
Peyia, Cyprus1,879 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Stunning location and the surrounding area is just beautyful. Interesting activities near the lodge. Food was good. Staff was very knowledgeable but missing the warmth I received in other lodges. The chalets are very spacious and have superb views. Wifi is only available in the main lounge area and that closes by 9pm. For a pricey lodge it is very poor.
Written 31 January 2023
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BoardingPass466887
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Spitzkoppe has beautiful scenery. For other Americans, I think it's important to note that there is not much supervision or safety regulation. It's very much go at your own risk, so think about how much adventure you want.

Guides are there from some time early in the morning until 4 pm, which we didn't know, so arrived at 430, too late to get a guide, and climbed and walked around on our own (the arch, the pool, sunset).

The next day we returned around 9 am to get a guide to do some more serious hiking. We targeted Gross Spitzkoppe, so went off to get a guide. "Do you think we can do this?" we asked the people at the main gate, and they looked us over and said, "Sure."

Our guide was a very fit, competent 20 year old kid outfitted with a stick and a couple of liters of water. 40 feet up and 15 minutes into our hike, we had to hug a large rock and move sideways to get from that big rock to the next. "How much more of this is there?" I asked, and our guide said, "A lot. You will move like a spider."

Um, no, I won't. I headed back down. My teens went on with the guide, and I spent the next five hours reading a book in the shade below.

At hour 2, I started questioning this decision, and as the time progressed got more and more worried. Did they have enough water? Did they have enough food? It was seriously hot at this point - 95 degrees. If something went wrong, who even knows where they are? How would anyone find them? At home there would be a guide team, or ropes, or 2-way radios, or....something. Here, nothing.

At the 5 hour mark, everyone returned, and I was never so glad to see them. They were extremely proud of themselves, and as I saw their video footage, I was too, though also absolutely terrified. At the summit, they were on a little narrow path with a sheer drop-off on one side and more rocks on the other. Their trip entailed using metal chains to pull themselves up, and at one point climbing a tree growing out of the rock, and and and. As one kid put it, "There were about seven times we could have died."

My kids are very fit, and they found it extremely challenging.

If this is your thing, more power to you.
Written 12 July 2022
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AndrejaKo
Maribor, Slovenia1,043 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
we were there with bunch of photographers, which was not so great, because, well, a lot of adjustments for them to get a good photo of the arch.
we only spent 1 night, but I would recommend 2, so you could take a hiking trail around the rocky mountains, not just drive around.
also, if there, go and take a guided tour for bushmans paradise. ok, rock painting are already almost visible, but guides are locals and they do need support in tourist money.
on a way to the camp reception, locals are selling some crafts. please, bring some money and buy something (no atms on location). but buy from women. men like to spent it on booze. Also, bring some bread, jam, or other spreads for the kids. no candy and stuff that is wrapped, because the trash stays behind, unfortunantely.
Written 10 April 2022
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Maksim B
London, UK3,446 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Going to Spitzkoppe is one of the things you should do if you are looking for attractions and things to see around Swakopmund and towards direction of Windhoek. Just get on the B2 road and drive for 90 minutes from Swakopmund and enjoy these beautiful rocks. The place is really beautiful, especially if you are there during the low season and you spend there camping a day and a night.

This will allow you to see its beauty during the day, at sunset and at night when you will see the beautiful sky. Make sure to go there with proper camera equipment if you will be camping overnight. There are several places where you can camp, there is a sort of small bar/diner/restaurant at the entrance of the area as well.

Of course, you also do it as a day trip, but make sure to go there early so that you can be spared by the sun.
Written 9 January 2022
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