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Highest roads of Namibia

Located in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast the dry lands of Namibia have an average elevation of 1,080 meters (3,543 feet). The parts of the country which are not flat are often covered by mountains and hills. If you are into 4x4 adventures, Namibia has some beautiful mountain passes just for you.

Highest mountain passes of Namibia: 

Mountain passElevationSurface
Gamsberg Pass2.347m (7,770 ft)Gravel
Kupferberg Pass2.050m (6,725ft)Gravel
Us-Hoogte Pass1.812m (5,944ft)Gravel
Spreetshoogte Pass1.780m (5,839 ft)Gravel/Cobblestone
Bosua Pass1.728m (5,669 ft)Gravel
Tsaris-Hoogte Pass1.630 m (5,347ft)Gravel
Remhoogte Pass1.556m (5,104 ft)Gravel
Otavi-Tsumeb Pass1.478 m (4,849ft)Asphalt
Van Zyl's Pass948m (3,110ft)Gravel
Kuiseb Pass905m (2,969ft)Gravel

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