12 November 2012

Namibia: Sperrgebiet National Park now called Tsau //Khaeb National Park

The Government of Namibia has approved the name change of the Sperrgebiet National Park. The new name of the national park in the country's south is Tsau //Khaeb National Park. Tsau //Khaeb means "deep sandy soils" in the Nama language, and refers to the dune landscapes of the Namib Desert and the Karoo, which extends into South Africa. It has been recommended by the government that the name Sperrgebiet is written in brakcets when ever the park is mentioned, so that locals and travellers alike can get used to the new name.

The Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park was proclaimed in December 2008 and is located off the B4, the main tarred road running between Keetmanshoop and L├╝deritz. For more information about the national park, read our post from August 2012 "Namibia: Download 13 information panels about the Sperrgebiet National Park".

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