Great Karas Mountains

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The Great Karas Mountains viewed from the B1 national road

The Great Karas Mountains (Afrikaans: Groot Karasberge) are located in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, the driest part of the country.[1] Mt. Schroffenstein, at 2206 meters[2] is the highest peak in the range.[3] The peak lies about ten kilometers east of the national road B1 between Keetmanshoop and Grünau.

ǁKhauxaǃnas, an uninhabited village with a ruined fortress dating to the 18th century, is located to the east of the mountains.


  1. ^ Great Karas Mountains
  2. ^ The peak is listed at 2206 m. by Summit Cheeseburger, 2202 m. by the Brockhaus Enzyklopädie (1966, page 482), 2066 m. by "Schroffenstein". GeoNames. , and 2049 m. by "Schroffenstein". Peakery. Archived from the original on 31 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Namibia". Summit Cheeseburger. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. 

Coordinates: 27°11′S 18°44′E / 27.183°S 18.733°E / -27.183; 18.733