Destinations Keetmanshoop

Keetmanshoop

About the area

Keetmanshoop is the centre of southern Namibia’s Karas region, a semi-arid site boasting incredible rock formations. The village was established when a German missionary was sent to the region to build a church and today, Keetmanshoop is the capital of southern Namibia with the country's largest dam built next to it. This town is not only a convenient stop-over on your way to other popular Namibian destinations, but it’s also filled with many natural and historical attractions among its vast landscapes and colonial German architecture.

Highlights

Take pictures of the ancient Quiver Tree Forest north-east of Keetmanshoop.
Visit the oldest building in town, Keetmanshoop Museum, for insights into Nama cultural traditions.
Discover well-preserved fossils on a guided tour of the Mesosaurus Fossil Site.
Stop at a Fish River Canyon viewpoint to see the largest canyon in Africa.
Go to the impressive dolerite rock formations of the Giant’s Playground near Keetmanshoop.

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