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Destination Info: Regions - Erongo Region - Part 1>>

     

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The Erongo Region was named after the mysterious Erongo Mountains and comprises of such diverse landscapes as the game-rich thorn-bush savannas of north-central Namibia, the gravel plains of the central Namib Desert, and the Atlantic Ocean coastline. The Khomas Highlands and the Kuiseb River Valley, both natural barriers separating the country's northern from the southern parts, form the region's southern boundary. Other prominent features are the Spitzkoppe Mountains and the Brandberg Massive, both treasure troughs of pre-historic rock art and activity options for mountaineers and nature enthusiasts.


 

 

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Most of the Erongo Region is
sparsely populated except from
some smaller towns on its fringes
that date back to the early
days of European settlement:


Swakopmund
soon became a
well-known coastal holiday resort;

Walvis Bay
, named after Namibia's largest deep-sea harbour, kept growing not only through the declaration of an export zone, which fostered investments but also through a number of important tourism developments;


Omaruru
is fast gaining in importance and popularity since 1990, as a centre of

       

Khomas

Kunene

Omaheke

Omusati

Ohangwena

Oshana

Oshikoto

Otjo-

zondjupa

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Namibian handicraft and art as well as for gemstone mining & processing industries;

Karibib and Usakos
situated only 30 km apart, - a curiosity in Namibia -, benefit from the growing tourist and commercial traffic along the Trans Kalahari Highway too;

and Uis, a former tin mining village, was steadily transformed in recent years into a convenient base from where the fascinating Brandberg Mountain, the natural attractions in and around the Messum Crater, and the picturesque Ugab River Valley with its wild White Rhino populations may be explored.

The latter area is still better known by its pre-independence name: Damaraland.

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Short-stemmed paper-bark
trees are a common sight in
the rocky outcrops of the
eastern Erongo Region.
Their flowers appear in spring,
before a crown of fleshy
large leaves is developed
that lasts all summer.

Photo: I. Ohm

 

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