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Nossob Scenic Route

Leonardville - Aranos - Gochas

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Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Security Security
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Wildlife Wildlife
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Nossob Scenic Route ACTIVATE MAP Stages2 km273 h/stage4.1

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Nossob Scenic Route 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 38EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 141EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 195EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 50EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 232EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 313EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 144EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 346EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 490EUR
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 75EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 178EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 403EUR
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Nossob Scenic Route Itinerary

The Nossob Scenic Route is a 273km road trip starting in Leonardville, Namibia and ending in Gochas, Namibia. This route is best taken during the dry season, as the roads can become quite muddy and difficult to traverse during the wet season. Along this route, you will pass through the small town of Aranos, where you can find a variety of attractions and activities to keep you entertained. The recommended time to complete the route is 1 day, however, drivers are encouraged to take their time and enjoy the sites along the way. The road conditions may be poor in some areas, but the Nossob Scenic Route is suitable for all drivers. With careful budgeting, you can manage this road trip with a fair budget.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 273 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Leonardville

Distance 273 km Driving time 8.2 h Pace: slow 62.8 kWh
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Leonardville is a small and quaint town situated in Namibia and is the ideal starting point for the Nossob Scenic Route road trip. The town is home to a variety of interesting sights such as the Leonardville Dam and the Berea Mission Church, both of which offer a great opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of the region. Nature lovers will also enjoy visiting the nearby Nossob Nature Reserve, which is home to a diverse array of wildlife and plants. For those traveling by air, the closest international airport is located in Windhoek, Namibia (IATA: WDH). A variety of car rental options are available at the airport, making it easy for travelers to get on the road and start their Nossob Scenic Route journey. As the route passes through some rural areas, having a reliable car is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable road trip experience. Leonardville is a great starting point for the Nossob Scenic Route, offering plenty of interesting sights and activities to explore. With convenient car rental options available at the airport, travelers are sure to have an unforgettable road trip experience.

1 Leonardville - Aranos

Distance 90 km Driving time 2.2 h Pace: modest 23.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Leonardville to Aranos! This 90 km stretch of road will take you less than 3 hours and you will be surrounded by the stunning scenery of Namibia. As you drive, be sure to pay attention to the picturesque road winding through the desert. Although there are no gas stations along this route, you will find some of the most interesting places to visit in Namibia. In Leonardville, you can explore the fascinating local culture, or you can take a drive to the nearby Otjikoto Lake. In Aranos, you can visit the ancient rock art at the Brandberg Mountains, or take a walk in the nearby Fish River Canyon. No matter what you choose to do, you will find something to enjoy! For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage.

2 Aranos - Gochas

Distance 183 km Driving time 6.1 h Pace: slow 42.0 kWh View map Itinerary
stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations scenic road junction of road trips
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Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Aranos to Gochas! This 183km journey will take you less than 6 hours, and you’ll get to experience the beauty of the Namibian landscape. Keep an eye out for the stunning views of the desert, and be aware that there may be a lack of gas stations along the way. Start your journey in Aranos, where you can visit the local museum, or take a guided tour of the ancient rock engravings. From there, make your way to the small town of Gochas, where you can explore the ancient ruins of a 19th century fort. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check the “Itinerary” of this stage. With so much to explore, you’ll never forget this incredible road trip from Aranos to Gochas!

  Gochas

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The Nossob Scenic Route ends in Gochas, a small town in Namibia with a population of about 4,000 people. Gochas is situated in the Hardap region, with the Namib Desert to the west and the Kalahari Desert to the east. If you take the Nossob Scenic Route, you can experience the beauty of the desert, the vast open sky and the wildlife. The route starts in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and ends in Gochas. Along the way, you will see the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert, unique wildlife, and the abundance of birdlife. Once in Gochas, there are plenty of things to do. The town has a great selection of restaurants and shops. There is also a museum, which is dedicated to the history of the local area, and a natural history museum. Additionally, Gochas is home to a number of historical and cultural sites, such as the Gochas Mission, the Gochas Cemetery, and the Gochas Art Gallery. Gochas is also a great base for exploring the region. There are a number of excellent game reserves in the area, as well as the stunning Fish River Canyon. The closest international airport is Windhoek International Airport (WDH), located about 200 km away. At the end of the Nossob Scenic Route, Gochas awaits with plenty of activities and attractions for all visitors. Whether you are looking to relax in the desert or explore the region, Gochas is the perfect destination to end your Namibian road trip.

Nossob Scenic 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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