Things to do & places to visit in Central Plateau, Namibia


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Central Plateau #10 destination in Namibia 2023. The average rating score is 4.11 based on 442 traveler reviews, of 11 attractions. Timezone: Africa/Windhoek, current date and time: Friday, April 19, 2024, 7:37.

Top things to do (15)

Top places to visit (13 attractions)

  1. 5.0 Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery (44 reviews)
    - Great gin, brandy, and rum close to Naute Dam
    Spent 1-2 hours Distilleries
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    Staying in Keetmanshoop on our way to Southern Namibia, we learned about a local distillery and decided to stop by. We enjoyed a tasting of the brandy, rum, and gin produced on site, mainly from dates that would otherwise be disposed of as they do not meet the optical standards, i.e. because the skin broke open. We learnt a lot about the production process, and the signature botanical of the gin, devils claws. The owner took a lot of time to explain everything to us while we did not only enjoy the distilled products, but also home-made cake and sandwiches. Located just at the Naute Dam on route to Fish River Canyon, stopping at the distillery is absolutely worthwhile. We will bring two bottles of gin with us as we very much liked the flavor defined by botanicals such as lemon, orange, rosemary, mint, ginger, cinnamon, and of course devils claws. See more..
  2. 5.0 Mesosaurus Fossil Site (5 reviews)
    - Mesosaurus tour and bush camp.
    Spent 1-2 hours Geologic Formations
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    Informative fossil tour, and really nice quiver trees. Oom Giel tells a great story. The bush camp is rustic, with no electricity, and hot water via a donkey (wood fired geyser you need to stoke). +/-5 sites. Ablutions are clean, with flushing toilets. If you are equipped to camp without 220V, it is awesome! See more..
  3. 4.5 Garas Park Camp (38 reviews)
    - Friendly and peaceful place to camp
    Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
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    Beautiful and serene park with amazing Quiver Trees and ancient Rock formations. Day visits and camping. Photography See more..
  4. 4.0 Quivertree Forest and Giant's Playground (303 reviews)
    - A highlight of our Namibia trip
    Forests • Playgrounds
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    Visiting the Quiver Tree Forest and Giant’s Playground was a highlight of our Namibia tour. We did this early evening into sunset and couldn’t have chosen a better time. The skies surrounded the trees and the rocks respectively, making the most beautiful pictures. See more..
  5. 4.0 Brukkaros (9 reviews)
    - Real adventure
    Volcanos
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    The Brukkaros experience was amazing. You have to be ready to go wild. Both camps were abandoned (looks like more than a year ago). The road from lower camp to upper camp are not really suitable for 4X4 car. It is almost crashed. We made only 500 out of 1500 metres. For a nightb we stayed in a lower camp - small fasilities, no water, so you should be self sufficient. The best thing - nobody was around and the whole place was only for us. We have not meet any people next day as well. You should be comfortable with solitude. Next morning, we did a trekking to the top. The route was rought (after upper camp, you go right with trail). The road from lower camp to the top is approximatly 6.5 km, but you only get up for 600 metres. After you'll reach the abandoned solar observatory (nothing interesting) take extra effor and go up for 50 metres without the trail. You'll reach the edge of the crater and will see beatefull landscapes. Will defiantly come back next time. See more..
  6. 4.0 Adlerdenkmal (1 review)
    - War monument
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Monuments & Statues
    The “Eagle Monument” in Keetmanshoop commemorates the German soldiers who were killed in the Herero and Nama wars in 1897, 1903 and 1906-1907 respectively. It is shaped in the form of an obelisk and topped with the German Imperial eagle in bronze. See more..
  7. 4.0 Ng Kerk Keetmanshoop (1 review)
    - Dutch Reformed Church
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    The NG congregation Keetmanshoop is a congregation of the Dutch Reformed Church. It is the third oldest NG congregation in the country after Mariental (founded in 1898 ) and Otjiwarongo (founded in 1902). Looks well maintained Not able to visit (closed) See more..
  8. 4.0 Brukkaros (9 reviews)
    - Real adventure
    Volcanos
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    The Brukkaros experience was amazing. You have to be ready to go wild. Both camps were abandoned (looks like more than a year ago). The road from lower camp to upper camp are not really suitable for 4X4 car. It is almost crashed. We made only 500 out of 1500 metres. For a nightb we stayed in a lower camp - small fasilities, no water, so you should be self sufficient. The best thing - nobody was around and the whole place was only for us. We have not meet any people next day as well. You should be comfortable with solitude. Next morning, we did a trekking to the top. The route was rought (after upper camp, you go right with trail). The road from lower camp to the top is approximatly 6.5 km, but you only get up for 600 metres. After you'll reach the abandoned solar observatory (nothing interesting) take extra effor and go up for 50 metres without the trail. You'll reach the edge of the crater and will see beatefull landscapes. Will defiantly come back next time. See more..
  9. 3.5 Naute Dam Viewpoint (36 reviews)
    - Oasis and Agri Jewel of the South!
    Spent < 1 hour Dams • Scenic Walking Areas
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    Knowing Naute Dam since childhood; it was a GREAT adventure visiting again. This dam provide on a 10/10 loyalty scale water to Keetmanshoop for years and never ever failed her clients. It is a beautiful arid reservoir BUT more interesting and surprising was the agriculture development next to it. High quality dates are exported and new developments just shows the initiative and soil richness of this area. Self-catering tourist accommodation development around the dam such as at Hartdap will add value. Interesting to see in future is what the new dam development in the Fish River (old suggestion from the previous German colony) will hold for the whole South.... See more..
  10. 3.5 Keetmanshoop Museum (3 reviews)
    - Museum in church
    Speciality Museums
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    There is now a museum in the Rhenish mission church, which was been inaugurated in 1895, May 8th, the previous church which was washed away by the river Aub in 1890. In addition to religious memorabilia the museum contains a display about Nama history and culture with a detailed display of local plants and their traditional uses by the Nama community. The garden around the museum contains several of the plants that feature in the exhibition and a scale model of a traditional Nama hut See more..
  11. 3.5 Keetmanshoop Railway Station (2 reviews)
    - Well maintained railway station
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Keetmanshoop railway station is a railway station serving the town of Keetmanshoop in Namibia. It was erected in 1908 when the territory was colonised by Imperial Germany. It is part of the TransNamib Railway, and is located along the Windhoek to Upington line that was inaugurated in 1915 and connects Namibia with South Africa. Keetmanshoop also has a junction to Seeheim and Aus, completed in 1908 See more..
  12. Reho Spa (0 review)
    Hot Springs & Geysers • Spas
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  13. Reho Spa (0 review)
    Hot Springs & Geysers • Spas
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