Most probably the most photographed mountain motif in Namibia, the Spitzkoppe consists of bald granite peaks (and boulders) that reach 1784 metres above sea level that they say are at least 700 million years old.
A photographers paradise this place is, dusk and dawn images turn out fantastically, dabble in astrophotography while you are at it or simply walk and photograph as you go. A wide-angle lens is a must when photographing these mountains, trust us on this, a 24mm lens was almost not wide enough.
Activities here include;
- Visiting the Rock Arch (see images below)
- Hiking trails
- Walking trails
We would suggest that at least one night is spent in the Spitzkoppe region, or if that is not possible, a quick stop off en route Windhoek or Swakopmund for a short walk around and photoshoot. There are numerous campsites available as well as a tented camp and a lodge option for those looking to spend a night or two.
All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com over 20 years.