The giant boulders in the middle of the desert glowing pink especially during the sunrise or sunset is a perfect place to be. Walk around the splendid display of nature and admire rock art by the ancient bushmen. Most travelers recommend a night under the glorious stars.
Rock Formations - Surrounding the granite hulk of Spitzkoppe are many intriguing rock formations caused by erosion over the centuries. Some resemble fingers, toes or even whales, while others form amazing bridges of stone and “frames” through which you can view the surrounding landscape. It is a photographers dream come true to be on the rocks for a mesmerising sunset.
Rock Art - Marvel at the 37 different sites in these mountains where you can come across ancient rock art, the living legacy of the Bushmen tribes. Bushman Paradise Cave in particular is rich in examples of this art and they span a period exceeding four thousand years. It was proclaimed a national monument in 1954. At the highest levels of the cave just below the overhang are the oldest drawings – dating from before 2000BC.
The best time to visit Spitzkoppe is winter months from June to September, when it is cooler; summer is from November to March/April when the temperatures often reach 40C and make walking, hiking and climbing next to impossible. September/October is the start of the rainy season and if you visit after the first rains the entire region is transformed into a stunning oasis.
Surprisingly a lot of bird species can be found in Spitzkoppe including the Namibia endemic Herero chat, to Rappell's korhaan, white-tailed shrike, Monteiro's hornbill, Stark's lark, lark-like bunting, Namaqua sandgrouse, yellow-bellied eremomela, chestnut-vented tit-babbler, bokmakierie, lanner falcon, peregrine falcon, augur buzzard, greater kestrel, martial eagle, African hawk-eagle and black-chested snake-eagle.
Spitzkoppe wildlife is surprisingly rich, with a large number of desert species to be found including aardwolf, bat-eared fox, rapier-horned oryx,springbok, dassie rat and mountain zebra. Other species such as spotted hyena, brown hyena, caracal, leopard and golden mole can all be found in the region.
From the B2, take D1918 to D3716. This is approximately 50 km from Usakos.