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Messum Crater

Namib Desert, west of Brandberg, Uis, Namibia
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Spectacular volcanic area

If you really enjoy getting away from it all and experiencing the beauty of volcanic areas then... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Craig N
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
one more check on our list

This is not a destination spot. We were just driving the countryside to see what we could see... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2015
RockyAbuDhabi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 Apr 2016
“Spectacular volcanic area”
3 Oct 2015
“one more check on our list”
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Namib Desert, west of Brandberg, Uis, Namibia
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

If you really enjoy getting away from it all and experiencing the beauty of volcanic areas then this is a trip most visitors don't do ( some comments here on TA are not really about Messum crater). Our friends in Windhoek advised us not to...More

3  Thank Craig N
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

This is not a destination spot. We were just driving the countryside to see what we could see. Namibia is all about the multiple sites, not just one place on the map. We checked this off of our list, but nothing super special. .... the...More

Thank RockyAbuDhabi
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

... and a difficult one, these days, for sure! We have been in the Messum Crater a few time over the last 5 years, which got a bit trickier every time, due to changing road conditions and lately also requiring a permit, which no-one knew...More

1  Thank MargieBerNam
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

The Messum Crater has a very special place in my travels, it's desolate, lonely and dry with some of the most beautiful landscapes and oldest plants on our planet (Welwitschia Mirabilis) The messum crater was not an impact crater as many believe. It was an...More

Thank BasilCalitz
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We drove through the crater and over to the coast and had a wonderful time. I would love to return someday.

5  Thank 4whatitsworth2day
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We didn't really know what to expect, and what we were looking for, but decided to explore the area anyway. Drove dozens of miles of empty routes, with changing mountains and hills scenery. Beautiful and unique and very little travelled. If you have a good,...More

Thank OphirB
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

I wasn't all that interested in visiting the Brandberg Mountain area and in seeing the rock paintings, but a friend who'd been there before convinced me to go with her. I am happy that I went. It is fascinating to see paintings done by Bushmen...More

1  Thank globaltraveller62
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