4×4 Routes

Wondering what else to do in Henties Bay when the fishing is less than perfect? Explore the Namib Desert!  This is nowadays becoming an even more popular pastime than fishing!

Henties Bay is blessed with a diversified desert environment, ranging from flat gypsum plains to mountainous and riverine landscapes. The area around Henties Bay, previously known as central Damaraland, is relatively undiscovered and has no marked routes.  Please be aware that this is an remote area with very sensitive soil surfaces and lichen fields so keep on existing tracks and roads and NEVER venture over virgin land.

All the 4×4 routes in the Dorob National Park – Ugab Menhir, Messum Crater and Minerals / Strathmore South “Dead Sea” Routes – are now signposted and the roads graded.

You need a permit to drive these routes which can be obtained from the Henties Bay Tourism Office.

4×4 Route Map

Some of these routes are not negotiable without GPS coordinates! An A4 satellite map is available form the tourist office and can be ordered from info@hentiesbaytourism.com


Off-Road Driving Tips

Download your copy of the Namiba Off-Road Academy Driving Tips .pdf 0.7MB

A booklet for each route with description and GPS coordinates is available at the Tourist Information Office and Grobler Motors 24-hour Shop in Henties Bay – please enquire at info@hentiesbaytourism.com

Booklets are also available at the following bookshops:

The Book Cellar, Fidel Castro Street
Book Den, Wernhill Park
Windhoeker Buchhandlung, Independence Avenue

Namib-I, Sam Nujoma Ave
Deutsche Buchhandlung
Sam Nujoma Ave

Dorob National Park – Rules and Regulations

Download your copy of the Dorob National Park Rules and Regulations below.