The main highlights of the Damaraland are the prehistoric rock engravings at Twyfelfontein (meaning doubtful fountain), the „Organ Pipes“ , the „Burnt Mountain“ and of course the highest mountain of a Namibia, the Brandberg with a peak of 2596 meters. Further south the picturesque Erongo Mountains and the Spitzkoppe, paradise for mountaineers, hikers and photographers rise from the surrounding gravel desert.
Another place of interest is the “Petrified Forest” with its 300 million years old remains of a forest in form of tree logs with ancient Welwitschia plants growing in between.
Twyfelfontein is home to the largest concentration of rock paintings and engravings throughout Africa and was hence declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007. The basalt pillars of the “Organ Pipes” were formed about 120 million years ago when lava intruded into the surrounding schist layers and solidified into rectangular pillars. Erosion exposed the organ pipe similar rock formations.
At the picturesque Ugab Terraces between Outjo and Khorixas the impressive sandstone formation “Vingerklip”, offers a wonderful view over the Namibian “Monument Valley.
A large number of guest farms, lodges and safari camps catering for every budget are offering their services in the surrounding area.
Erongo Mountains/ Omaruru area: Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Epako, Ai Aiba, Hohenstein, Omarunga, Immenhof, Schönfeld, Onduruquea and Omaruru Game Lodge
Uis and surrounds: Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Brandberg Restcamp, White Lady Guesthouse.
Twyfelfontein/ Khorixas area: Mowani, Twyfelfontein Lodge, Doro Nawas, Camp Kipwe, Damara Mopane Lodge, Camp Xaragu.