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About Keetmanshoop

Buried in the southern Namibia region of Karas, Keetmanshoop is found near two kokerboom (quiver tree) forests which are well worth a visit on any Namibia overland tour. Named after its German founder and businessman Johann Keetman, its name literally means Keetmans Hope. Keetmanshoop lives within a desert climate, which only adds to the destination's unique appeal.

Quiver tree forest, keetmanshoop

Seeing as Keetmanshoop is right next to two forests filled with quiver trees - here we have a photo of a string of them rooted in Keetmanshoop soil.

Image by Sara&Joachim

Keetmanshoop quiver tree

The quiver tree is definitely symbolic of this area in Namibia.

Image by Sara&Joachim

Quiver tree at sunset at keetmanshoop

Namibia definitely has its fair share of gorgeous sunsets, but seeing Africa's ball of fire sink beyond the horizon from behind a quiver tree is really something stunning.

Image by Sara&Joachim

Keetmanshoop quiver tree landscape

Keetmanshoop landscape. No prizes for spotting a quiver tree...

Image by Sara&Joachim

Keetmanshoop Sky

Keetmanshoop - one of Namibia's most beautiful and character filled areas.

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While on your great exploration of Namibia, Keetmanshoop is one of those lovely places that offer a little bit of magic that add to an epic Namibian adventure.



 

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