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Auob Panoramic Route

Stampriet - Gochas - Koes - Keetmanshoop

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Landscape Landscape
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Road conditions Road conditions
Wildlife Wildlife
Urban life Urban life
Historical sites Historical sites
Auob Panoramic Route ACTIVATE MAP Stages3 km356 h/stage3.1

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Auob Panoramic Route in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 108EUR drive & more 50EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 256EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 364EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 162EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 209EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 416EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 578EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 288EUR drive & more 88EUR sleep & more 374EUR eat & more 192EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 654EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 942EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 450EUR drive & more 100EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 306EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 756EUR
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Auob Panoramic Route Itinerary

Explore the stunning Namibian landscape with the Auob Panoramic Route. Starting in the small town of Stampriet and ending in the town of Keetmanshoop, the 356 km route takes you through the towns of Gochas and Koes. Along the way, you will find a variety of attractions such as the stunning Fish River Canyon and the Quiver Tree Forest. The best time of year to drive this route is during the dry season (April to October). While the overall road conditions are poor, the experience and memories you will make along the way make it all worth it. This road trip is suitable for every driver, and can be managed with a fair budget. So come and explore the Namibian landscape with the Auob Panoramic Route.
number of days 2 number of days
route length 356 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Stampriet

Distance 356 km Driving time 9.3 h Pace: slow 81.9 kWh
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Stampriet is a small town in Namibia and the starting point of the Auob Panoramic Route. It's a great place to rent a car, explore the nearby local attractions, and get a taste of Namibia's history and culture. There are many interesting sights in and around Stampriet, including historical sites, wildlife reserves, and national parks. Visitors to Stampriet can visit the Tsumkwe Bushmen Museum, which offers an insight into the lives of the San Bushmen people, or the Namib Naukluft Park, with its spectacular desert scenery and varied wildlife. For those looking for a more adventurous experience, there's the nearby NamibRand Nature Reserve, with its vast open plains and impressive array of birds and animals. The closest international airport to Stampriet is Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA code: WDH). It is possible to rent a car at the airport, making it easy to start the Auob Panoramic Route and explore the sights of Stampriet and the surrounding area. Stampriet is a great starting point for any road trip in Namibia, and the Auob Panoramic Route offers a wealth of interesting sights and experiences. Whether you choose to explore the local attractions, visit the wildlife reserves, or take in the stunning desert scenery, Stampriet is the perfect place to begin your Namibian adventure.

1 Stampriet - Gochas

Distance 73 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: slow 16.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Stampriet to Gochas! This 73 km journey will take you less than two hours, and you will be surrounded by stunning natural beauty. As you travel, make sure to take in the scenic road and the unique landscape. You will pass through the town of Buitepos, which is home to the famous Buitepos Rock Engravings. These ancient engravings are believed to be more than 2,500 years old and offer a fascinating insight into the culture of the area. Further along the route, you will find the small town of Gochas. This is the perfect place to explore the traditional Himba culture and to get a glimpse of the traditional way of life. There is also a great selection of wildlife in the area, including the famous desert-adapted elephants. It's a great opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. So, get ready for an unforgettable journey and don't forget to take advantage of all the attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites available along the route. More information can be found in the Itinerary of this stage.

2 Gochas - Koes

Distance 159 km Driving time 4.2 h Pace: slow 36.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Gochas to Koes! This 159km journey will take you less than 5 hours to complete, so you can make the most of your time in the stunning landscapes of Namibia. As you drive, be sure to take in the breathtaking views of the desert and the mountains. Look out for the occasional gas station, as there may be a lack of them along the way. Once you reach Koes, you will be rewarded with a plethora of attractions and activities to enjoy. Take a tour of the ancient ruins of the Koes Museum, or explore the nearby nature reserve for a glimpse of the local wildlife. If you're looking for a place to stay, there are plenty of accommodation options in the area. Why not treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in town? This is just one of the many stages of your Namibian road trip, so make sure to consult your itinerary for more information on attractions, accommodation, restaurants, and campsites along the way. Enjoy the journey!

3 Koes - Keetmanshoop

Distance 125 km Driving time 3.2 h Pace: slow 28.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an incredible road trip from Koes to Keetmanshoop! This 125 km journey will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Namibia, and you can complete it in under 4 hours. As you drive along, be sure to take in the incredible views of the landscape and keep an eye out for any wildlife that may be in the area. You may also want to keep in mind that there may be limited gas stations along the way, so it's best to plan ahead. Your first stop should be the Koes Quiver Tree Forest, where you can marvel at the unique plants and the breathtaking backdrop of the Namib Desert. Not far away is the Giant's Playground, an area of massive sandstone formations with some of the most beautiful views in Namibia. Once you arrive in Keetmanshoop, you can visit the Quiver Tree Forest where you can find some of the oldest quiver trees in the country. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the itinerary of this stage. So, get ready to hit the road and enjoy the stunning views Namibia has to offer!

  Keetmanshoop

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Keetmanshoop is a town located in the ǁKaras Region of Namibia and is the final stop of the Auob Panoramic Route. This beautiful route takes travelers through the Namib Desert, providing stunning views of the red sand dunes, white salt pans and the Orange River. Once you reach Keetmanshoop, there are plenty of places to visit, such as the Quiver Tree Forest, a unique forest of quiver trees that are only found in Namibia and South Africa. You can also visit the Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world, with stunning views of the desert, or take a short drive to the nearby town of Aus, where you can explore the Aus Mountains. If you're looking for culture, visit the Kokerboom Museum, which houses various artifacts and provides a glimpse into the history of the region. The museum also has a botanical garden, where you can see various plants native to the area. The closest international airport to Keetmanshoop is the Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDH) in Windhoek, located about 300 km from the town. Keetmanshoop is the perfect place to end your journey along the Auob Panoramic Route. With its stunning views, cultural attractions, and plethora of activities, Keetmanshoop is a must-see for any traveler looking to explore the beauty of Namibia.

Auob Panoramic Route at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Namibia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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