Klinghardt Mountains

Coordinates: 27°19′51″S 015°45′39″E / 27.33083°S 15.76083°E / -27.33083; 15.76083
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Klinghardt Mountains
Aerial view of Klinghardt Mountains in the Diamond Restricted Area (2018)
Highest point
Elevation1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Coordinates27°19′51″S 015°45′39″E / 27.33083°S 15.76083°E / -27.33083; 15.76083
Klinghardt Mountains is located in Namibia
Klinghardt Mountains
Klinghardt Mountains
Location in Namibia
Country Namibia

The Klinghardt Mountains are a Namibian mountain range in the Diamond Restricted Area, also called Sperrgebiet.[1][2] The Klinghardt Mountains are located approximately 90 km south-southeast of Lüderitz and extend over an area of about 350 km2. East of the Klinghardt Mountains is the mountain Höchster.[3]

Several places of the mountain range are covered with sand which is blown over by sandstorms. The average yearly rainfall in this area of the Namib desert amounts to just a few millimeters.[4][5]

The bushes to be found in the mountains just survive because of the mist, which sometimes is formed above the cold Atlantic and then during daytime drifts far into the desert.[4] The few Camel Thorn trees take their water from deep underground accumulations.[6]

The Höchster is east of the Klinghardt Mountains (Aerial view 2018)


Pictures of Klinghardt Mountains


  1. ^ Namibia Travel Map. Kunth-Verlag, München 2017, ISBN 978-3-95504-578-4.
  2. ^ Klinghart mountains Mapcarta
  3. ^ Höchster Mapcarta
  4. ^ a b Fog desert Namib
  5. ^ Rainfall in nearby Lüderitz
  6. ^ Camel Thorn trees have roots reaching 60 m in depth.