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The expanse of southern Namibia

Photo: Cyril Klopper
Photo: Cyril Klopper

Take a leisurely drive through Namibia’s lower half to see Africa’s largest canyon, wild horses and an abandoned town – and enjoy freshly baked apple tart in an arid desert.

This almost 2 000 km route winds through four of Namibia’s 14 official districts. Your journey begins at the Nakob border post, 130 km west of Upington. Follow the B3 main route to Karasburg – here’s where you can buy supplies before leaving the tar road shortly afterward.

A dirt road starts at Grünau, a tiny settlement in the Karas district with only a handful of houses, a petrol station and a hotel with a swimming pool and four camping spots. Continue west out of Grünau and follow the C12 dirt road for 36 km to Klein-Karas – a hamlet that is even smaller than Grünau. The residents of Klein-Karas rely on goat farming.

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