Mesosaurus Fossil Site & Quiver Tree Dolerite Park
near Keetmanshoop - southern Namibia
The Mesosaurus Fossil Site and Quiver Tree Dolerite Park, is situated in southern Namibia, 38kms north east of the town of Keetmanshoop. It is set in an area that includes the Mesosaurus Fossil Site, The Quiver Tree Forest, (with over 5,000 specimens) and eroded dolorite rock formations. Not only is it the ideal setting to view and photograph these attractions, but it is within easy reach of Fish River Canyon and Ai-Ais hot springs.
Many guests enjoy the breathtaking scenery when admiring the harsh and unforgiving landscape, but find it difficult to imagine that they are actually standing at the bottom of an ancient lake.
A simple breakfast of an omelette, cereals and toast, or an evening braai meal can be ordered in advance. A 12v lighting system is supplied by solar energy and some electrical appliances can be charged in the farm house by the owners.
Accommodation is in 4 basic but comfortable chalets with twin beds in each unit. The self-catering facilities are in a communal kitchen area, and include gas stove and freezer, braai, pots, pans and cutlery.
Activities include a 2hr guided visit to the Mesosaurus (well-preserved) fossils and ancient Quiver trees, stacks of dolorite rock formations and blocks, a visit to German war graves, 3 and 10km hiking trails, scenic sundowner drives and a self-drive 16km route, for 4x4 or high clearance vehicles.
Mesosaurus Fossil Site & Quiver Tree Dolerite Park. Where the past meets the present!
- Guided tour
- explore the forests of ancient Quiver trees and Dolorite rock formations on a two hour tour to the Mesosaurus fossils
- Visit to German war graves
- visit the war graves of German soldiers burried in the area
- Hiking Trails
- 3 and 10 km hiking trails are available on the property
- Scenic sundowner drives
- Enjoy the scenery with a drink
- 4x4 Trails
- 16km Route for high clearance vehicles
80km west of Keetmanshoop, named after the large lime ovens found on the farms. Boasts the largest collection of lithops in Namibia
A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop
A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa
Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice
The undisputed winner of the longest lodge name in Namibia, MFSQTDP offers accommodation at reasonable prices
Close to the Quiver Tree Forest this is a popular choice
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