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The Brandberg Mountain can be visited as part of our Skeleton Coast Excursion. Though this excursions is recommended for children, visiting the famous White Lady Bushman Painting is a couple hours of walking and might not be suitable for small children. Please consult with us should you wish to bring Children along on this tour.
The Brandberg is a spiritual site of great significance to the San (Bushman) tribes.
Brandberg Mountain is located in former Damaraland, now Erongo, in the northwestern Namib Desert, near the coast, and covers an area of approximately 650 km².With its highest point, the Königstein (German for ‘King’s Stone’), standing at 2,573 m (8,442 ft) above sea level and located on the flat Namib gravel plains, on a clear day ‘The Brandberg’ can be seen from a great distance. There are various routes to the summit, the easiest (also steepest) being up the Ga’aseb river valley, but other routes include the Hungurob and Tsisab river valleys. The nearest settlement is Uis, roughly 30 km from the mountain.
The main tourist attraction is The White Lady rock painting, located on a rock face with other artwork, under a small rock overhang, in the Tsisab Ravine at the foot of the mountain. The ravine contains more than 1 000 rock shelters, as well as more than 45 000 rock paintings. To reach The White Lady it is necessary to hike for about 40 minutes over rough terrain, along the ancient watercourses threading through the mountain. The higher elevations of the mountain contain hundreds of further rock paintings, most of which have been painstakingly documented by Harald Pager, who made tens of thousands of hand copies.