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Explore Spitzkoppe, Namibia

The Spitzkoppe feature various granite peaks in Namibia's Namib Desert, with the highest peak at 1784 meters (5857 feet). The Spitzkoppe, also known as the "Matterhorn of Namibia", is located between Usakos and Swakopmund. The peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. The highest peak is about 700m above the floor of the desert below. A minor peak- the Little Spitzkoppe - lies nearby at an elevation of 1584 metres above sea level. Other prominences stretch out into a range known as the Pontok Mountains. Many examples of Bushmen artwork can be seen painted on the rock in the Spitzkoppe area. Activities in the area include bouldering and rustic cave camping as well as multi-day safaris.
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