what to do / Brandberg West

This route follows the C34 to Mile 108 and then the D2303 eastwards across the flat Namib plains with its interesting flora such as the dollar bush, bushman’s candle and Welwitschia Mirabilis. The road runs down a tributary of the Ugab River along the Brandberg West Mountains west of the Brandberg Mountain massive. One of the interesting sites en route is the old worked out tin mine. Tin-tungsten mineralization occurs in white quartz veins in the dark turbiditic rocks, clearly visible in the walls of the large opencast pit. Remnants of the original buildings such as offices and living quarters can still be seen. If you continue on this route you eventually reach the Ugab River Camp (Rhino Camp) on the banks of the Ugab River from where the location and movements of black rhino and the desert elephant in the area between the Ugab and the Kunene Rivers are monitored. This is a good spot to overnight. On the return route to Henties Bay a visit to Cape Cross is... read more  Read More

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