The Deep South
South and east of Keetmanshoop, Namibia's central highlands start to flatten out towards the South Africa's Karoo, and the great sand-sheet of the Kalahari to the east. Many of the roads here are spectacular: vast and empty with enormous vistas. The C10 between Karasburg and the B1, and the D608, are particular favourites.
The towns here seem to have changed little in years. They vary from small to minute, and remind the outsider of a typical South African dorp (a small town). Expect some of them to be on the conservative side.
Between Keetmanshoop and Grünau
There are a number of good guest farms along this road.
Grünau is a crossroads, where the railway from Upington in South Africa crosses the main B1.
Karasburg is really a bigger version of Grünau – a convenient overnight stop on a long journey.
This small outpost lies about 124km northeast of Keetmanshoop, deep in the Kalahari Desert.
This small settlement on the Orange River stands a few kilometres from the main crossing point for Namibia–Cape traffic.