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Gamsberg Pass

Gamsberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.347m (7,770 ft) above the sea level, located in central Namibia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

The pass is traversed by the C26, a gravel road. The flat-topped Gamsberg is part of the Great Escarpment that separates the Khomas Highland to the east from the low-lying Namib Desert to the west. The route travels through the southern regions of the Namib Naukluft National Park, and should you choose, will lead you all the way to Walvis Bay on the iconic Namibian coast.
The drive is rough on a mostly gravel road. The unpaved sections of the road can be impassable when wet. After rain, sections of road can become decidedly hazardous when fast-flowing creek crossings and slippery mud can cause road closures.  The pass is one of Namibia’s most popular passes and it is in fact the highest and the longest pass in the country. Its elevation and the fact that you overlook the Kuiseb River in the valley below it make it one of the most scenic 4x4 routes you can travel on in Namibia. It is worth stopping at the top of the pass to enjoy the views of the surrounding hills and to contemplate the snaking descent towards the desert floor. From the top of the pass there are spectacular views of the Kuiseb River in the valley below. Because of the beautiful scenery, Gamsberg is sometimes called the Garden Route of Namibia.
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