Tsaris-Hoogte Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.630m (5,347ft) above the sea level, located in the Tsaris Mountains of central Namibia. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
The road to the summit, also known as Tsaris Pass or Zarishoogte Pass, is gravel. It’s called C19. The surface on this gravel road is often loose, especially along the sides of the road. Due its unique location and the climb in elevation over thousands of feet, and passing through remote areas, it is important when driving in these conditions to be prepared.
This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain making it challenging to get through. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Corrugated sections are quite common. The road is pretty steep, with an average gradient of 6% but over the 20% in parts.
Pic: Walter Waldis