An Afternoon at the Spitzkoppe

An Afternoon at the Spitzkoppe

The Spitzkoppe is located in the Namib Desert and is often referred to as the Matterhorn of Africa. It’s an impressive group of mountain formations that look more like something one may see out West in the United States, rather than in Africa. But, Namibia, in particular, seems to have an ever-changing landscape, and this area fits right in.

The reddish-brown boulders are stacked high and are surrounded by the usual golden grasses of Africa. Even though it was different than the places we had been, it was equally beautiful. Plus, it was quiet, serene, and far, far away from the rest of the world.

We arrived mid-afternoon, had lunch, and checked out our newest campsite.

And, made our first trip to the bathroom, which was the worst in all of Africa (yes, even worse than the bush toilet in the Delta).

We then went for a “nature walk” to explore our newest home.

It was here that we took in the scenery,

climbed up several of the rock formations,

admired some bushman paintings,

took time to relax and reflect,

And, watched the sunset over the mountains before heading back to camp.

Then we ended our day with dinner and wine around the fire and headed off to bed.

If Namibia is on your list of places to visit, then a trip to Spitzkoppe is a must. We only had a short time here, but the beauty is hard to forget.

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Comments (13)

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thank you! It was pretty spectacular! Every day the scenery got better and better.

  1. Leah Travels

    Would you look at those amazing blue skies?!? These Africa posts just get better and better.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks, Leah! It was pretty unreal there!

  2. @mrsoaroundworld

    I am seriously loving your Africa posts. Amazing photos, Erin!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks so much! I wish I could be back there now!

  3. the lazy travelers

    these photos are unreal. thanks for sharing!

  4. Pola (@jettingaround)

    What a SPECTACULAR landscape!!! Unbelievable. Thanks for sharing these photos with us, Erin!

    1. The World Wanderer

      You’re welcome! It was a pretty spectacular place!

  5. Traveling Ted

    I do see the similarity with the rock formations in the west. Was there any wildlife around?

    1. The World Wanderer

      Not really. Apparently leopards live in some of the formations, but we didn’t see any.

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