The stark, bare and inhospitable looking Moon Landscape has become a favourite with the film industry over recent years who regularly visit the area for location shoots. The group of damara Granites pushed upwards through the earths crust some 500 to 460 million years ago. This previously high mountain range has been eroded through time down to the foundations which over the past 2 million years have experienced further erosion through the actions of the Swakop River changing it into what is known as a ‘Badlands’. The view points are well situated, but take care – there are no safety barriers. A visit to the Moon Landscape and Welwitschia Plains is well worth the effort if you are staying in one of the coastal towns. You should plan about four hours for the 140km round trip. If there’s mist along the coast it should be burning off in the area of the Moon Landscape by 10h00.