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Orange River Scenic Route

Aus - Aussenkehr

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Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Landscape Landscape
Security Security
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Wildlife Wildlife
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Orange River Scenic Route ACTIVATE MAP Stages1 km268 h/stage4.4

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Orange River 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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Orange River Scenic Route Itinerary

The Orange River Scenic Route is a 268km road trip from Aus in Namibia to Aussenkehr, Namibia. It is an enjoyable journey through stunning landscapes, providing an unforgettable experience and lasting memories. The route is partly curvy and best enjoyed during the dry season. Despite the overall poor road conditions, it is suitable for every driver and can be completed in one day. It is also possible to manage this road trip on a fair budget.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 268 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Aus

Distance 268 km Driving time 4.4 h Pace: modest 69.6 kWh
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Aus in Namibia is the ideal starting point for the popular Orange River Scenic Route. Located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, this charming small town offers plenty of attractions to explore. One of the must-see attractions is the historical Aus Railway Station. Built in 1901, it is one of the oldest railway stations in Namibia and a great place to get a glimpse of the past. Another popular attraction is the Aus War Cemetery which is a reminder of the brave soldiers who died in the First World War. The town is also home to a variety of wildlife, making it a great place for nature lovers. The Aus Nature Reserve is home to a variety of bird species, including the white-backed vulture and the African fish eagle. Visitors can also get a chance to spot the rare black rhinoceros. The closest international airport to Aus is the Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH), located approximately 80 km away. Those who wish to travel by car can easily rent a car at the airport or from one of the local car rental companies in town. Aus is a great starting point for the Orange River Scenic Route, offering plenty of attractions, wildlife and car rental options for visitors. With its stunning scenery and plenty of activities to explore, Aus is the perfect place to start your road trip.

1 Aus - Aussenkehr

Distance 268 km Driving time 4.4 h Pace: fast 80.3 kWh View map Itinerary
4WD recommended stretches of gravel road limited number of petrol stations scenic road stretches of winding road junction of road trips
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Are you ready for an incredible 268 kilometers road trip from Aus, Namibia to Aussenkehr? With the right vehicle, you can make it in less than 5 hours. A 4WD car is advisable for this route, as some sections may be winding and there may be a lack of gas stations. Along the way, you will be mesmerized by the scenic views of the landscapes, so don't forget to take some pictures! Make sure to check out the attractions in Aus, such as the Aus War Graves and the Aus Railway Museum. Then, take a break in the charming town of Aussenkehr and explore the Aussenkehr Valley. You can also visit the Aussenkehr Grapevine Nursery and the Aussenkehr Craft Market. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s hit the road!

  Aussenkehr

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Aussenkehr, a small settlement located in Namibia, is the perfect ending point of the Orange River Scenic Route. This road trip is a great adventure, taking you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. The settlement is situated on the banks of the Orange River, making it a great place to relax and take in the beauty of the landscape. It is also a great spot to spot some of the local wildlife, such as Ostrich, Springbok and Zebra. Aussenkehr offers more than just scenic views. There are plenty of tourist attractions to explore, such as the historical mission station, the Aussenkehr vineyards, and the Aussenkehr Dam. The settlement also has an interesting cultural history, with the local Himba people living there for centuries. For those traveling by car, the Orange River Scenic Route is the perfect way to end your trip. With plenty of places to explore and plenty of activities to keep you occupied, Aussenkehr is the perfect destination for your Namibian adventure. For those traveling by air, the closest international airport is the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek (WDH). From here, you can easily reach Aussenkehr in a few hours. So, if you are looking for a great way to end your road trip, Aussenkehr is the perfect destination. With its stunning scenery, interesting culture, and plenty of tourist attractions, Aussenkehr is the perfect place to cap off your journey.

Orange River 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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