Dikwillem

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Dicker Wilhelm
Dikwillem (Namibia).jpg
Dicker Wilhelm with Wild Horses in front
Highest point
Elevation1,496 m (4,908 ft)
Coordinates26°28′04″S 016°01′08″E / 26.46778°S 16.01889°E / -26.46778; 16.01889Coordinates: 26°28′04″S 016°01′08″E / 26.46778°S 16.01889°E / -26.46778; 16.01889
Naming
Native nameDikwillem  (Afrikaans)
Geography
Dicker Wilhelm is located in Namibia
Dicker Wilhelm
Dicker Wilhelm
Position of Dicker Wilhelm
LocationNamibia

Dikwillem (Afrikaans) or Dicker Wilhelm (German), also known as Garub-Berg[1] or Garubberg, is a mountain in Namibia.[2] With an elevation of 1496 meters and lying within the Namib desert, the mountain is visible from a great distance from all directions. It is about 15 kilometers north of the National Road B4 and about 80 kilometers east of Lüderitz.

The harsh environment and barren plains around Garub[3] became habitat of the desert horses of the Namib. They are said to be descendants from German cavalry horses and adapted to the conditions and dry climate of the desert.

During the time of German colonial empire a heliographic station was operated by the German Schutztruppe on top of Dikwillem.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ See German Getamap.net
  2. ^ Namibia Travel Map. Kunth-Verlag, München 2017, ISBN 978-3-95504-578-4.
  3. ^ See German Wikipedia: Garub
  4. ^ See German Book Stefan Loose Reiseführer Namibia