This Namibian landmark is also known as ‘The Matterhorn of Africa’. It was first climbed in 1948, and know is a very popular climbing stop.
We then had a long drive on dirt roads, through the town of Uls- a strange place situated on the main road between the coast and the Damaraland interior. Tin has been mined in the Uis region since the early 1900's and the town was established in 1958 as a mine workers residence when a South African mining company, ISCOR, started operations there. As you approach Uis, the first thing you see is a huge white mountain, this is the old mine dump for processed tin ore. There is a small supermarket, guesthouse and a petrol station. We did stop for petrol, and this was the only place in Namibia where I felt I needed to lock the car doors.
Not to be missed, is the bar area with its spectacular sunsets from the camp sundowner point.
We drove up and watched him for a long time, Andy and the guide got very close, to close, but I did not! He may have been desert adapted, but he did not look small to me!!