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Bludkoppie to Rooibank



Close to Groot Tinkas (55 km northeast of the C28 from Swakopmund) stands the ‘blood hill’ granite inselberg, a popular campsite in the Namib Naukluft National Park. The sites of the western side of the hill are very sandy, requiring 4WD to get there. It is well worth exploring the immediate area, not least fascinating rock formations. About 5 km east of the campsite lay the ruins of a German colonial police station and the graves of two policemen dating back to 1895. Please ensure you have a valid permit.


Compared to the Dune 7 branches off from the C 14. You can be around 40 km followed into the botanical and geological diversity of the Namib Desert. The Dunes are mysterious, with fascinating lichen-covered dry beds of rivers. At the end of the trail you will reach Rooibank, a granite mountain in reddish color - hence the name.

A guaranteed exciting 4X4 off road experience

Depart for Bludkoppie, via the Boshua pass. Enjoy the evening camping in the Namib Naukluft Park and head off to Rooibank the next morning. This is the place to be.

Breathtaking scenery to be photographed!!!

All you need:

  • Tent, folding chair & sleepwear (bedroll, tent etc.)
  • Eating utensils (Cutlery, Plate, Bowl, Glass & Mug)
  • Own snacks & refreshments (alcoholic beverages, cool drinks etc.)
  • Torch & batteries
  • Camera (extra films & battery)
  • Sunglasses & Sun Tan lotion
  • Clothing (very hot and very cold), Toiletries & towels.
  • Prescribed medicine
  • Small bowl or collapsible wash basin
  • 40 l Water
  • Braai or camp fire wood
  • All equipment and luggage must be strapped in and securely fastened
  • Vehicle must be loaded in such a way to ensure that the vehicle is not “Top Heavy” – e.g. only light items, camping gear on roof carriers
  • Total capacity for 120 l of fuel. (Can refuel in Walvis Bay)
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