where to go / Usakos


Locals and travellers alike use Usakos as their last stop before the final 140km stretch to the coastal Atlantic town of Swakopmund. It is situated only 30km west of Karibib and be warned, it gets piping hot in this region in summer, so even though you may have recently had a refreshment stop, it's worth an extra few minutes, even if just to check your tyre pressures and spare, especially if you're making a detour to visit the 'Grosse' Spitzkoppe (Pondok Mountains) which are situated approximately 60km west of Usakos. If you do make a pit-stop, then there are some interesting double-storey buildings in the former main street, now a side street, and an old steam locomotive, Class NG No. 40 in front of the station building. (Usakos lost its significance when the steam locomotives were converted to diesel locos, and when the road between Windhoek and the coast was tarred around 1968/9.) Fuel and snacks can be bought at the Shell garage, or if preferred you can... read more  Read More


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