Namibia-Spitzkoppe

Review Date: July 2016 Updated on:

Rating

5.3 stars Average
  • Value for money: 8
  • General Quality of the Trial: 8
  • Range of Trails: 5
  • Route Markings: 0

Riding Experience

Rating

7 stars Good
  • Accessiblity: 3
  • Secure Parking: 10
  • Attractions in the area: 7
  • Child Friendly: 8

Facilities and Services

They start out like a teenager’s pimple on the flat landscape of the world’s oldest desert, but as you get closer, you realise that these are an imposing act of nature!

As you get ever closer, the granite inselbergs that are the Spitzkoppe loom up in front of you and fill the windscreen. Its around about then that you start to see what looks like smooth granite slick rock. With the appearance of petrified waves and rollers, you start to pick out lines and routes you might try. Excited much??

Up close though, the surface is more like rough tar, but the traction is immense and you have to adjust what you consider realistic, both up and down hill. Its amazing how much grip there is, but falling on this stuff would be falling on a giant cheese grater!!!

Mystical, spiritual and beautiful all at once, camping under the stars with these huge sentries looking over you is an experience you will never forget.

Huge thanks to Patrick from Cycletec Windhoek for showing us around and hosting us like a champion.

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Test Crew Wisdom

With a little effort and connecting with the right people you too can have an amazing adventure to the Spitzkoppe. We rented a bakkie with Thrifty, rented camping gear from Cycletec and took our own bikes with us. Its a 3 hour drive from Windhoek and you can shop along the way in Okahanja. EASY

Categories

Cool

    Oldest desert on earth, are you kidding!! Sleeping under the milky way. Real free riding where you can choose lines and steepness at will. Great climbing too if thats your thing Not too far from Swakopmund for a dose of sand dunes

UnCool

    Hard to fault the place, maybe that there are no formal routes, so if you are expecting that then you will be disappointed.

What's on offer

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