The Waterberg is an ideal stopover between Windhoek and Etosha National Park – and on the way from Windhoek to the Zambezi region (former Caprivi) or Vic Falls.
The route on the eastside of the Waterberg is a scenic alternative to the highway in the west.
The D 2512 gravel road can usually be travelled in a sedan car. It is only after a cloudburst that the road is partly muddy or obstructed by water pools.
However, a four-by-four vehicle is recommended not only for driving on sand and gravel roads in Namibia, but also for driving comfort and a better view from higher seats (especially if you are planning on viewing game in Etosha).
The plateau can only be accessed from the eastern slope of the Waterberg.
If you want to explore the plateau, fauna and history, you should plan for a stay of two full days, i.e. three nights.
If you arrive around noon, you can start your first exploration in the afternoon already.
Pack sturdy shoes and a water bottle: The Waterberg is a hiker’s paradise.
If you are looking for a great photo opportunity, pay a visit to the southwestern front side of the mountain, which glows beautifully in the light of the afternoon sun and is easily photographed from the C 22.