Though the European colonisation of Namibia started in this southwestern corner, this remains perhaps Namibia's least known area for visitors. At the end of a long road, Lüderitz is now being rediscovered, with its wonderful turn-of-the-century architecture, desolate beaches, and position as the springboard for trips into the forbidden area, the Sperrgebiet
But there is more than Lüderitz in this area. Early historical sites from the 1900s are dotted throughout the region – and though places to stay are often far apart, most of the hotels and guest farms are excellent value. Best of all are the amazing landscapes. Rugged mountains and flowing desert sands make the empty roads spectacular – with the D707, the southern sections of the C13, and even the main B4 across the Koichab Pan ranking amongst the country's more dramatic drives.IMPORTANT NOTE
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