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Usakos, Namibia

The Spitzkoppe is a group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia.The Spitzkoppe is one of the most captivating sights of the Damaraland and of Namibia’s backcountry as a whole.

When it was encountered for the first time by German troops back in the early 1900s, comparisons were immediately drawn with the chiseled summits of Switzerland’s Matterhorn.

It’s clear to see why, with that twisted and contorted mass of granite stone soaring more than 1,700 meters above the rolling desert plains.

Ancient rock paintings also crowd around the base of the mountain, there’s a great campsite here, and oodles of carved rock formations – arches, caves, bridges – to wonder at.

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