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Grootberg Pass Road

Kamanjab - Palmwag

Expect on your itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Security Security
Wildlife Wildlife
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Grootberg Pass Road ACTIVATE MAP Stages1 km115 h/stage3.0

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Grootberg Pass Road in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 54EUR drive & more 13EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 116EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 170EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 207EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 288EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 144EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 308EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 452EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 128EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 353EUR
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Grootberg Pass Road Itinerary

Experience a unique road trip in Namibia, the Grootberg Pass Road! This 115 km journey starts in Kamanjab and ends in Palmwag. It is recommended to take one day to complete the drive, but it is best to take your time to enjoy the stunning landscapes and wildlife along the way. The road conditions are mostly poor, with some parts being very narrow. However, the overall experience of this road trip is well worth the effort, providing you with an unforgettable experience and memories. This road trip is suitable for all drivers and can be managed on a fair budget. The best time to take this journey is during the dry season, between April and October.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 115 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Kamanjab

Distance 115 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: slow 26.4 kWh
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Kamanjab is a small settlement in the Kunene Region of Namibia, and the perfect starting point for your road trip along the Grootberg Pass. This scenic route takes you through some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the world, with towering rock formations, rugged mountains, and endless sand dunes. When visiting Kamanjab, there are a wealth of interesting sights to explore. Close to the town is the Himba Settlement, a traditional village where you can learn about the culture and customs of the Himba people. There’s also the famous Brandberg Mountain, Namibia’s highest mountain, with views from its summit stretching for miles. And for a closer look at the local wildlife, the nearby Etosha National Park is home to a wide array of animals, including lions, elephants, and rhinos. If you’re traveling by air, the closest international airport is the Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDH) in Windhoek. At this airport, you’ll have access to several car rental companies, making it easy to get around Kamanjab and the rest of the Grootberg Pass Road. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the wilds of Namibia.

1 Kamanjab - Palmwag

Distance 115 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: slow 26.4 kWh View map Itinerary
4WD recommended stretches of gravel road inaccessible for caravans limited number of petrol stations scenic road sections of narrow road junction of road trips
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Embark on a 115 km, 3-hour road trip from Kamanjab, Namibia, to Palmwag, and explore the stunning Grootberg Pass. This section of the journey is best suited for 4WD cars, as some sections may be inaccessible to cars with camper trailers. Be sure to keep an eye out for narrow roads, and take note of the lack of gas stations in some sections. Along the way, you'll be treated to some of the most spectacular views in the area, and you'll get to experience the unique wildlife of the region. The Grootberg Pass is an ideal place to spot the endangered Hartmann's mountain zebra, while the Palmwag area is known for its desert-adapted elephants. When you reach Palmwag, take some time to explore the area and its many attractions, such as the Palmwag Lodge and the Palmwag Conservancy. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the "Itinerary" of this stage.

  Palmwag

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Palmwag in Namibia is the perfect ending point for the Grootberg Pass Road trip. Located in the Kunene region of Namibia, the town of Palmwag is the ideal destination for travelers looking to explore the stunning landscapes and wildlife of the area. The Palmwag Nature Reserve is a great place to start exploring, with a wide range of wildlife and stunning scenery. Here, visitors can spot the rare desert-adapted elephant, as well as a variety of other animals such as rhino, giraffe, and zebra. The reserve also has a variety of trails for hiking and, for those looking for a more adventurous experience, there are organized safaris available. For those looking to explore the town itself, there are plenty of interesting places to visit. The Palmwag Lodge is a great place to relax and get a taste of the local culture, while the Palmwag Craft Center is the perfect place to pick up some unique souvenirs. Finally, travelers looking to make the most of their road trip to Palmwag should take advantage of the nearby Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA code: WDH), which is the closest international airport to the town. From its stunning wildlife to its unique culture, Palmwag is the perfect ending point for the Grootberg Pass Road trip. With its wide range of activities and attractions, visitors are sure to have a memorable experience.

Grootberg Pass Road 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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