22 August 2012

Namibia: Download 13 information panels about the Sperrgebiet National Park

The Sperrgebiet National Park is one of Namibia’s newest National Parks. The Park, located in south-western Namibia, covers an area of 26,000 km² and forms a part of the Succulent Karoo biome that extends down into South Africa. Members of the public used to be banned from entering most of the Sperrgebiet (meaning "forbidden territory"), but since the area was turned from an exclusive diamond mining area into a National Park in 2008, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) is planning to open the Park to visitors travelling with special concessionaires.

© Dr. Christian Goltz

Dr. Christian Goltz, a photographer from Windhoek, was commissioned by the Namibian Government to create visual and textual information materials for the new Sperrgebiet National Park. He recently finished his work and allowed us to share the 13 information panels (zip-file, 18,730 KB) he created. The panels will also be on display in an information centre at Kolmanskop and at other entrance points to the park once it is open to the public. The Sperrgebiet National Park is located off the B4, the main tarred road running between Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz

As mentioned above, tours into the Sperrgebiet National Park are currently not available, but the Ministry of Environment and Tourism is definitely planning to open the park to visitors. I reckon the best thing to do when in the area is to contact one of the MET offices in Lüderitz, Rosh Pinah or Oranjemund and to ask them if & when tours will be made available.

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