Van Zyl's Pass, in Namibia, is a classic extreme road, but not really a road, just a route made over the mountain by travellers over time. The outrageously steep pass itself is a pure adrenaline rush, but the lead-up route is 10-15km of tough driving, dodging its way through boulders, rocks, ravines and badlands.
The short route from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay (31.36 kilometers), is a drive along the scenic coastal road with the dune belt on one side, and the Atlantic ocean on the other, emphasizing the amazing physical features of the region of Namibia.
The roads within Namibia are first class by African standards with nearly 4500 kilometres of good tarred roads and an extensive network of district gravel roads.
The Brandberg with its highest peak Königstein (2606 m above sea level) is the highest mountain in Namibia and a National Monument, located in Damaraland, in the northwestern Namib Desert, near the coast.
The TransCaprivi Highway opened in 1999 runs from Rundu, in north eastern Namibia, along the Caprivi Strip to Katima Mulilo on the Zambezi River which forms the border between Namibia and Zambia.
Sossusvlei lies in the Namib Naukluft Park in the heart of the Namib desert. It's a wonderful place to camp with spectacular sand dunes all around.
The B1 is one of the most important roads in Namibia, passing through the centre of the country in a north-south direction.
The Trans-Kalahari Highway is a paved road corridor that provides a direct route from Walvis Bay and Windhoek in central Namibia, through Botswana, to Johannesburg andPretoria in Gauteng province in South Africa.
The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene Riversouth to the Swakop River.
In Namibia, driving is done on the left-hand side of the road. Many of Namibia's rural roads are gravel. Although these roads are generally well maintained, controlling a vehicle on gravel is significantly more difficult than on pavement. Drivers should not drive in excess of 80km per hour (45 mph) on gravel roads, should reduce speed significantly for curves or turns, and should heed all warning signs.
Bogenfels is a location in the coastal Namib Desert of Namibia, noted for its natural rock formations.The main formation is a 55 metre high rock arch close to the coast. It is not easily accessible, due to the terrain and its location within a restricted diamond-mining area, but there are official guided tours.
The Fish River Canyon is located in the south of Namibia. It is (allegedly) the 2nd largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. The immensity of this magnificent landscape is truly breathtaking. The towering rock faces and deep ravines were formed by water erosion and the collapse of the valley due to movements in the earth's crust over 500 million years ago. For more than 160 km the Fish River, Namibias longest river, washed into the ground up to 550 meters deep and up to 27 km wide.
Brandberg West Mine is an abandoned tin mine, operated between 1946 and 1980, located in the Erongo Region, Namibia. The trail to reach the mine is called D2303 (also known as Doros Crater Trail) and has a total length of 74,3km. The road runs down a tributary of the Ugab River along the Brandberg-West mountians west of the Brandberg Mountain massive.
D707 is a gravel road with a length of 123km, located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains, going through the Namib-Naukluft National Park.