Messum Crater

Messum Crater, a road to Mars

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. Make sure you have enough equipment to handle basic breakdowns.

Nestled in the Namibian Goboboseb Mountains the crater has a diameter of 20 km. The road to this highly mysterious-looking crater is sandy and rocky. 4wd vehicles only. Make sure you have enough equipment to handle basic breakdowns. The road leading to the Messum Crater has sharp and protruding rocks that could damage your tyres.

Please do not exceed 40 km/h. Part of the track is very rocky and steep so take it carefully. Make sure you’re well prepared for the drive here since it’s easy to get lost. Travel with your GPS and keep on the existing tracks.
Pic: Bennie Moggee

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.