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Van Zyl's Pass is the most notorious pass in Namibia. Located between two very steep mountain ranges in Namibia’s Marienfluss, it gets its name from the Dutch explorer who found the way across in the 1920’s with a few hundred Himba and a Model T Ford.

 

Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, in the southern part of the Namib Desert, is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round.

 

Brandberg West Mine is an abandoned tin mine, operated between 1946 and 1980, located in the Erongo Region, in Namibia. The trail to reach the mine is called D2303 (also known as Doros Crater Trail) and has a total length of 74,3km.

 

D1986 is a straight gravel road located between the salt lakes in Walvis Bay, a city in Namibia

Spreetshoogte Pass

Spreetshoogte Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,780m (5,839 ft) above the sea level, located in central Namibia. With up to 22% slope of the pass is one of the steepest in southern Africa.

 

Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa. It’s located in the Richtersveld National Park in the far south of Namibia.

 

Gamsberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,347m (7,770 ft) above the sea level, located in central Namibia.

 

Kupferberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.050m (6,725  ft) above the sea level, located in central Namibia. It’s the highest pass of the country.

 

Rössing Mine trail is a short 4x4 trail located  just outside of Swakopmund, in the Namib Desert.

 

Located in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast the dry lands of Namibia have an average elevation of 1,080 meters (3,543 feet). The parts of the country which are not flat are often covered by mountains and hills. If you are into 4x4 adventures, Namibia has some beautiful mountain passes just for you.

 

Bosua Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,728m (5,669 ft) above the sea level, located in central Namibia. The pass is traversed by the C28 road.

 

Kuiseb Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 905m (2,969ft) above the sea level, located in central Namibia.

 

C28 is a highway of central Namibia with a length of 310km, linking Windhoek to the coast. It’s said to be one of the less traveled roads in the world: less than 10 cars use it every day. The road climbs up the Bosua Pass.

 

C27 is a gravel and sand road with a length of 247 km, located in Southwestern Namibia on the Namib Desert. The road goes through the Namib Rand Nature Reserve.

 

C34, also known as Skeleton Coast Road, is one of the most stunning drives in the world. The surface of this road is sand and salt and is located along Namibia’s hauntingly barren Skeleton Coast in the country’s north west. The sense of being very close to the end of the world is overpowering.

 

Messum Crater is the remainder of a gigantic volcanic eruption located within the Dorob National Park, in Namibia. It’s one of Damaraland’s most remote natural attractions,which comprises two concentric circles of hills.

 

Remhoogte Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,556m (5,104 ft) above the sea level, located in central Namibia. The road is very steep and dangerous, not recommended for people who are afraid of heights.

 

D707 is a gravel and sandy track located in southern Namibia, within the Nemtib Desert.

 

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