C28 is one of the less traveled roads in the world

C28 is a very scenic road located in central Namibia, linking Windhoek to the coast. It’s said to be one of the less traveled roads in the world: fewer than 10 cars use it every day.

C28 Road

How long is C28 Road in Namibia?

The road is 315 km (195 miles) long, running east-west from Windhoek (the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia, in the central part of the country) to Swakopmund (a city on the coast of western Namibia, the capital of the Erongo administrative district). A water pipeline runs parallel to the road for miles.

How long does it take to drive C28 Road in Namibia?

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 5 and 6 hours. It is the shortest (not quickest) route between both cities. The road is pretty scenic, with diverse scenery.

Is C28 Road in Namibia challenging?

The road is mostly unpaved (just paved at either end) and features big dips, turns, sand pools, and sometimes smooth points. Parts have big potholes and deep ruts. There are some very steep sections as you drive over the mountain, and as such, you should not try to do it with a car that does not have decent tires and brakes. Set high in the central Namibian Highlands, the road climbs up to Bosua Pass, at an elevation of 1.728m (5,669ft) above sea level and tops out at 1.924m (6,312ft) ASL. At Bosua Pass, the road has a 1:5 descent down to the gravel plains of the Namib, and trucks, trailers, and caravans are banned, so traffic is light. Dangerous drop-offs line the way.
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