C28 Road

C28 is one of the less traveled roads in the world

C28 is the name of a very scenic highway located in central Namibia, 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 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, capital of the Erongo administrative district. It is the shortest (not quickest) route between both cities.

The road is mostly unpaved 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. To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 5 and 6 hours.
The road climbs up to Bosua Pass, at an elevation of 1.728m (5,669ft) above the 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 is not suitable for trailers or caravans. Dangerous drop offs along the way.
Pic: Igmar

 

 

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