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Van Zyl's Pass, Kaokoland

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#8 of 9 in Nature in Kunene Region
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This pass is rated 10th as one of the most dangerous in the world and should not be attempted unless you are either 1 very competent, or 2 guided by an expert. Also only in the downward direction as.....  more
    This pass is rated 10th as one of the most dangerous in the world and should not be attempted unless you are either 1 very competent, or 2 guided by an expert. Also only in the downward direction as.....  more »
  • It is nice place and remote area, road is pumping is fun and you need have nice equipment new Tyre and tow spear wheel enough water and food and there is camping site before at Otjihende if you come.....  more
    It is nice place and remote area, road is pumping is fun and you need have nice equipment new Tyre and tow spear wheel enough water and food and there is camping site before at Otjihende if you come.....  more »
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  • 4WD drive pass into the Marienfluss in Kaokoland, Northern Namibia. Should be tackled east to West. The toughest pass in Namibia was built by Ben van Zyl who used to be Commissioner for Kaokoland. He used game trails to mark the route down to the bottom and started building the pass in 1965. It took 20 labourers about 4 months to complete and was built by hand using spades, crowbars and picks.
  • Impressive and adventurous pass but doable ...

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