where to go / Karibib

Karibib is a small town en-route from Windhoek to Swakopmund in Namibia. It's famous for the marble quarry on the outskirts of town, used for creating tombstones and decorations for houses and buildings. Some of the marble is also exported to Europe. Vist the Henkert Tourist Centre in town and get to know a little more about the surrounding area, which also boasts a gold mine. Namibia's highest mountain, the Brandberg, is also found in the region - it's highest peak, Koenigstein, is 2 579m high. The Brandberg is famous for the rock painting known as the White Lady. You can reach the San painting only by foot - the hike along a marked route takes about an hour and requires considerable fitness. History The earliest settlers in the district were missionary Johannes Rath and his family, who arrived in Otjimbingwe (place of refreshment) on 11 July 1849. Six years later, in 1855, rich copper deposits were found in the Khomas highlands, and the Walvis Bay Mining Com... read more  Read More

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