A memorable road trip to Gamsberg Pass
Gamsberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.867m (6,125ft) above the sea level, located in Khomas region of Namibia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Set high in the Namib Desert Plains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called C26. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended. 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.
Located within the Gamsberg Nature Reserve, in the central part of the country, it’s considered to be one of the most beautiful passes of the country. The pass is 38.2 km (23.73 miles) long, running west-east from Kos to Weissenfels.
Pic: Jo-Ann de Smit