The Naukluft Mountains are about an hour's drive to the northeast of Sesriem and Sossusvlei and make an ideal stop either on the way to or from the dunes.
It is superb walking country with rocky outcrops, deep river valleys and freshwater springs where you can swim when the weather is hot.
Wildlife of the Naukluft Mountains
There are lots of wild animals including baboon, steenbok, kudu, Hartmann's mountain zebra and klipspringer. Leopard are present but rarely seen. Over 200 bird species have been recorded and the Naukluft is the southernmost limit of many species of the northern Namib, including Ruppell's parrot and the pretty rosy-faced lovebirds.
The air is crystal clear, you'll not meet another person all day and sunsets over the mountains are spectacular.
Suggested itineraries featuring the Naukluft Mountains
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Naukluft Mountains, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of the Naukluft Mountains
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Places near the Naukluft Mountains
- Southern Namibia 66 miles away
- Sossusvlei & Sesriem 67 miles away
- The NamibRand Nature Reserve 70 miles away
- Windhoek 121 miles away
- Walvis Bay 127 miles away
- The Central Highlands 138 miles away
- Swakopmund and Pelican Point 138 miles away
- Erongo Mountains 168 miles away
- Aus 181 miles away
- Lüderitz 188 miles away
- Waterberg Plateau 264 miles away
- Fish River Canyon 275 miles away
- Southern Kalahari 287 miles away
Photos of the Naukluft Mountains
Accommodation choices for the Naukluft Mountains
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Naukluft Mountains. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.