What to do and see in Karas Region, Namibia: The Best Places and Tips

The ǁKaras Region, also spelled !Karas Region, is the southernmost and least densely populated of the 14 regions of Namibia; its capital is Keetmanshoop. The name assigned to the region reflects the prominence of the Karas mountain range in its southern part. The ǁKaras region includes the magisterial districts of Keetmanshoop, Karasburg, Bethanie, and Lüderitz.

1. Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Luderitz, Namibia Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Ghost Towns
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4.5 based on 965 reviews

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Reviewed By midwaytoheaven - Midway, UtahMidway, Utah

Interesting More Modern Era Ghost Town

As far as old ghost towns go, the Kolmanskop Ghost Town has only been abandoned for about 60 years old when the diamond mining stopped here in 1956. Some of the old buildings are falling apart whereas some are still in pretty good shape for their age. The

2. Fish River Canyon

Ais-Ais, Namibia Nature & Parks, Canyons
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4.5 based on 370 reviews

Fish River Canyon

Reviewed By acorna - Vilnius, LithuaniaVilnius, Lithuania

Impressive sights

As the Canyon was included in our tour package, we did not pay entrance fee separately, so I cannot comment on that. The roads are gravel, not the best ones but I, personally, am glad about that. That means less average (and often littering) public. The a

3. Diaz Point

A sud di Luderitz, Luderitz, Namibia Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Lighthouses
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4 based on 335 reviews

Diaz Point

Reviewed By Michael D - Old basingOld basing

Diaz point & the Peninsula - enjoyable & varied afternoon

We set off to go round the peninsula - including Griffith Bay, Diaz Point, Guano Bay & Grosse Bucht - for the afternoon (having visited Kolmanskop in the morning). There was some wist about that helped create "atmosphere". We had great sightings of Flamin

4. Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

Ais-Ais, Namibia Nature & Parks, National Parks, Canyons
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

Reviewed By Glen N - Keetmanshoop, NamibiaKeetmanshoop, Namibia

Access to Fish River Canyon at Hobas camp -access roads to view point in horrendous condition.

We visited the canyon today. Dirt road from Grinau to the Canyon Roadhouse in superb condition. From there to the entrance to the Hobas camp and the main viewpoint the road deteriorates. Once in the camp, however, the 10 km road to the view point in in ho

5. Wild Horses of Aus

4 National Rd B, Aus, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4 based on 169 reviews

Wild Horses of Aus

Reviewed By holidaysnandsea - Northumberland, United KingdomNorthumberland, United Kingdom

Worth seeing if staying in the area

We were staying at the nearby Eagles Nest Chalets and it was an ideal place to visit on the day we arrived. There were quite a few horses when we were there, with a couple in the car park. Some of the local farmers top up the water hole when it's very dry

6. Felsenkirche

Kirch Street, Luderitz, Namibia Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4 based on 173 reviews

Felsenkirche

Reviewed By KevinShore - Jimena de la Frontera, SpainJimena de la Frontera, Spain

Fantastic church

You must visit this church and see the stained glass windows. Especially when the sunshine pours through the coloured images. The Church is open at odd times, check before you walk up. (17:00 in the afternoon)

7. The Goerke House

Luderitz, Namibia Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4 based on 98 reviews

The Goerke House

Reviewed By midwaytoheaven - Midway, UtahMidway, Utah

Beautifully Restored Old German Mansion on the Hill

This beautifully restored old home is one of the finest in Lüderitz and a must see when visiting here. It is located just around the block from Felsenkirche, the old German Lutheran Church on Diamantberg Street. Is was built in 1910 on diamond hill and is

8. Rosh Pinah Geo Centre

Halfmens Close, Rosh Pinah, Namibia Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Rosh Pinah Geo Centre

Reviewed By Spad16 - Kungalv, SwedenKungalv, Sweden

Great excursion

In Rosh Pinah is Gisela Hinders GeoCentre. The Geo Centre exhibits minerals and rocks from the Rosh Pinah and Skorpion Mines. Heres a link: http://www.openafrica.org/experiences/participant/2539-rosh-pinah-geo-centreGisela arranges trips for geologists, a

9. Garub Pan

20 km West of Aus, Aus, Namibia Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Garub Pan

Reviewed By rongpuk - Milan, ItalyMilan, Italy

Great landscape

I've been here this August to see the namibian wild horses and it was better than what I can imagine. There were lots of horses and Oryks together ant it has been really Amazing to see them so close.

10. Agate Beach

| 8 km north of Luderitz, Luderitz, Namibia Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Deserts More
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3.5 based on 88 reviews

Agate Beach

Reviewed By surya77 - Freiburg im Breisgau, GermanyFreiburg im Breisgau, Germany

'Luderitz's most popular beach'

A long empty beach. More protected, therefore less windy than other bays and beaches, it is a favourite of the locals on weekends and holidays. It's the place to go and relax, have a picnic, walk for hours, look for agate and shells, dream, listen to the

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