16 May 2013

Brandberg Mountain (Namibia): Hiking permit required!

The National Heritage Council of Namibia (NHC) introduced new regulations regarding tourist activities at the Brandberg massif, located about 30km from Uis. All hiking activities in the area will in future require an official permission issued by the NHC. Such permit must be requested in writing and must include the following:
  • number of persons taking the hike
  • number days to be spent on the mountain
  • where the visitors intend to go
Hiking permits will cost N$350/day (international visitors) or N$250/day (Namibian citizens). An official permission is also required for filming and photography undertakings for commercial purposes or research.
Travellers who wish to take a tour to the White Lady rock paintings, located close to the road from Khorixas to Hentie's Bay, will be assisted by the staff at the office situated at the site and are therefore not required to seek written permission. The hike to the White Lady rock paintings takes about 60 min over rough terrain, along the (usually dry) Tsisab Gorge.

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