"Nauklauft Park" Plants - Welwitschia, Quiver trees, Baobab Tip by cleocat

by cleocat

Just outside Swakopmund you can enter the Nauklauft Park. you have to get a permit but it is easy to get it and not very expensive.

I think you get it at the intenal affairs offices.
On the map there are roads marked out for normal cars and then ones for 4x4's.

We went in with the hired car but the roads are more for 4x4's.

The first area that you should visit is the moonlandscape.

Then the welwitchias are a great attraction.
It is ugly plants but they are 100's of years old and have only one leaf. It looks like many but that is the way it was torn over the years.

You don't find them anywhere else if my memory hasn't lost me again.

The drive through the amazing dunes and landscape is worth it even if the roads are not too nice.

It is very unspoiled and there are no restaurants or facilities so you have to take lots of water as it gets quite hot.

Address: Just outside Swakopmund

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  • Written Nov 2, 2004
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