Highlights in the Damaraland
This page provides an overview of activities, highlights and sights of the Damaraland, a unique and harsh landscape. The traveller finds Namibia's highest mountain (Brandberg), centuries old rock engravings in Twyfelfontein, a petrified forest, a huge rock finger and a Living Museum, presenting the traditional culture of the Damara.
The Brandberg Mountain Range– or just the Brandberg – is situated in the Erongo region in the west of Namibia about 90 km from the Atlantic Ocean and covers an area 760 km². The mountain range has a mean height of 2500 metres and impressively surmounts its surrounding by some 2000 meters.
Damara Living Museum
The Living Museum of the Damara is situated about 10 km north of the famous Twyfelfontein rock engravings site directly at the D2612. Opened in February 2010 it is the first tradititional Damara project in Namibia. The possibility to experience the traditional Damara culture in this form exists nowhere else in Namibia or in the world.
The Petrified Forest is a national monument, proclaimed on 1st March 1950, after being discovered by two farmers in the 1940s. The Petrified Forest is situated about 50 km west of Khorixas.
UNESCO World Heritage Site and unique rock engravings: Twyfelfontein, which means as much as „doubtful fountain“ or „Fountain of Doubt“ is the name of a valley in the Damara highland about 70 km west of Khorixas.
Situated halfway be-tween Outjo and Khorixas, the Vingerklip is one of Namibia’s most famous and remarkable rock formations attracting substantial numbers of tourists.