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Waterberg Scenic Drive

Waterberg Plateau - Okuti

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Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Security Security
Wildlife Wildlife
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Waterberg Scenic Drive ACTIVATE MAP Stages1 km91 h/stage1.3

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Waterberg Scenic Drive 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 13EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 195EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 276EUR
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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Waterberg Itinerary

The Waterberg Scenic Drive is an unforgettable journey through the wilds of Namibia, taking you from the Waterberg Plateau to Okuti. Taking around one day to complete, this 91km drive is a great way to experience the incredible landscapes of the region, with the best time to do it being the dry season from May to November. The road is in relatively poor condition and the drive is not for the faint of heart, but the experience is worth it. You will be rewarded with stunning views, unique wildlife, and a high level of experience and memories. This road trip is suitable for all drivers, and can be done on a budget. So if you're looking for an adventure, the Waterberg Scenic Drive is the perfect choice!
number of days 1 number of days
route length 91 km route length
budget moderate budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Waterberg Plateau

Distance 91 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast 27.2 kWh
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Waterberg Plateau in Namibia is the starting point of the Waterberg Scenic Drive – a road trip that takes you through breathtaking landscapes and offers a glimpse into Namibia’s diverse wildlife. The Waterberg Plateau Park is situated atop a sandstone plateau and offers panoramic views of the surrounding bushveld. Here, visitors can take part in guided game drives and explore the many trails and rock art sites. The park is also home to a variety of species of antelope and other large mammals, as well as a wealth of birdlife. The town of Otjiwarongo is the closest international airport to Waterberg Plateau, with IATA code OTJ. Car rental is available at the airport and is the best way to explore the area, as the Waterberg Scenic Drive offers an abundance of sights. Visitors should take time to explore the Omatendeka Caves, a network of limestone caves that feature ancient rock art, and the Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park, a sanctuary for endangered cheetahs. The scenic drive also passes through Etosha National Park, where visitors can observe a variety of wildlife in their natural environment. Waterberg Plateau is the ideal starting point for a road trip through some of Namibia’s most beautiful landscapes and wildlife. There is much to explore and visitors are sure to be enchanted by the beauty of the region.

1 Waterberg Plateau - Okuti

Distance 91 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast 27.2 kWh View map Itinerary
4WD recommended stretches of gravel road inaccessible for caravans limited number of petrol stations scenic road junction of road trips attractive landscape
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Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Waterberg Plateau, Namibia to Okuti, a journey of 91 km that will take you less than two hours. This route is ideal for a 4WD car and offers spectacular scenery along the way. You'll find yourself in awe of the picturesque landscapes, with plenty of opportunities to take in the beauty of the area. While some sections may be inaccessible to cars with camper trailers, make sure to keep your eyes open for the occasional gas station. This is just one of the many stages of a larger tour, so make sure to check out the itinerary for more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your journey!

  Okuti

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The Waterberg Scenic Drive is a breathtaking road trip that takes you through the gorgeous landscapes of Namibia. The last stop on the journey is the small town of Okuti. Here you'll find a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy. In Okuti, you can explore the Okuti Valley and its surrounding wildlife. You can also visit the Okuti Game Reserve and experience a unique safari experience. The reserve is home to zebras, springbok, gemsbok, and more. The Okuti Scenic Drive is a perfect spot for a relaxing picnic or a romantic stroll. You can also take in the stunning views of the Okuti Valley from the Okuti Lookout. The charming town of Okuti is home to a variety of attractions, including the Okuti Cultural Village. Here, you can explore the local culture and learn about the history of the area. For those who are looking to experience a bit of adventure, the Okuti Canyons are the perfect spot. Here, you can explore the canyons and take in the breathtaking views of the Okuti Valley. Finally, for those who are looking for an international airport, the closest one is Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek, Namibia. At the end of your Waterberg Scenic Drive, you'll find Okuti, a charming town full of activities and attractions. Whether you're looking for a relaxing picnic or a thrilling adventure, you'll find it in Okuti.

Waterberg 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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