It is nice to have a picnick at the Spitzkoppe. However, there is no camping ground or accommodation available in the area.
Top: Access road to the Spitzkoppe. Below: The island mountain looks harmless, but many a mountain climber had to give up on it. Left: In the vicinity of the Spitzkoppe one can find interesting stone formations.
The Spitzkoppe between Usakos and Swakopmund is also described as the "Matterhorn of Namibia". Rising to a altitude of about 1800 metres, the Spitzkoppe is by no means Namibia's highest mountain. However, due to its striking outlines, it is regarded as the most well-known mountain in the country. Situated in an endless, dry plain, the island of mountains can be seen from far away. The massif made of granite rocks developed more than 100 million years ago as a result of volcanic activities and subsequent erosional activity.