Administrative centre of the Kunene region and capital of Damaraland
Nearby attractions include the Petrified Forest, Welwitschia mirabilis, Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, the Organ Pipes, Doros Crater, Marienfluss and Hartmann valleys, Ugab Terraces, Epupa Falls, Khowarib Schlucht and Witbooisdrift
The town has a petrol station, a bank, some shops, a restcamp and a lodge
The name was derived from the times of the "homelands" and is home to the Damara tribe
While not having much to see or do in the town itself, the area offers a wide range of highlights, making Khorixas the ideal base from which to explore the area
The town of Khorixas is not hailed as the most exciting or busy town in Namibia, however this tiny rest stop makes for an excellent base from which to explore the wonders of the Kunene regions. ... Khorixas Accommodation
Travellers can enjoy a few activities such as day trips to local attractions – the fascinating rock formations and rock paintings around. This makes the small sleepy town well worth a visit, ... Khorixas Tours
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Major attractions such as the Petrified Forest, Welwitschia mirabilis, Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, the Organ Pipes, Doros Crater, Marienfluss and Hartmann valleys, Ugab Terraces, Epupa Falls, Khowarib Schlucht and Witbooisdrift are all situated within this region. Khorixas may not be the most exciting town in Namibia, but with its idea location you can set up camp in this town and set off to explore the wonders of the Damaraland.
Twyfelfontein are particularly worthwhile paying a visit too, and offer some of the most spectacular sights imaginable. Some of these rock formations have been in this region for thousands of years, and as such this area deserves its World Heritage Site status.
The local Damara tribes call this area home, and guests can visit the local conservation project that is run by these tribes. Aside from this, there are a few shops in the town, as well as a bank (Standard Bank), a petrol station, a rest camp and a lodge. There is also a curio market, but be careful of the beggars and curio hawkers that will try and sell you overpriced goods.