Fort Sesfontein and the desert elephants

Sesfontein is situated about 130 km south of Opuwo and is a district town in the Kunene region. The name means "six fountains". The town lies in the transition region of Damaraland and Kaokoveld.


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The government of former German South West Africa built the Fort Sesfontein in 1896. It served as a control base for poching, smuggling of weapons and the cattle plague.

From the ruins of the Fort a lodge was built. Touristic highlights of the area are the Ongongo fountain, excursions to the desert dwelling elephants and visits to the nomadic Himba tribes.

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