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Helmeringhausen

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... is a small village which lies just to the east of the main dirt road route that connects Luderitz with Sossusvlei, a pleasant enough place with a fuel stop and a decent coffee shop. The village is best know for the unique Duwisib Castle, a pocket-sized mock medieval fortress constructed in the middle of nowhere by an eccentric German, Baron Von Wolf, in 1908.

Duwisib Guest Farm ... is a simple accommodation in the immediate vicinity of the castle.

Dabis Guest Farm ... is probably the best accommodation in the immediate vicinity of the village.


The Tiras Mountains is a very scenic range which separates the village from the enormous dune-fields of the Namib Desert to the west and the road which runs through here really does traverse some superb landscapes. Although these areas are not formally protected, there is a good deal of wildlife here, which can often be seen and photographed from the main road. It is more than possible to simply traverse through this area in a single day, but it may well be worth stopping for longer, there are some really nice owner-run lodges.

Namtib Desert Lodge ... is a relatively simple but charming owner-run lodge set in some superb scenery, with walking trails and horse-riding.

Fest Inn Fels Lodge ... is a relatively cool and upmarket lodge, also in an awesome remote location and offering an interesting range of activities.


This Helmeringhausen area is most commonly combined in trips with other popular locations around the country such as Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein and Etosha.
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