Attractions at Mesosaurus Fossil Site:
The Mesosaurus is probably one of the most convincing examples to prove the drifting of continents. The same genus in the same rock formations is to be found in both southern Africa and South America. In southern Africa the fossils can be found in the Whitehill formations, while in South America they are found in the Irats Formations.
THE QUIVER TREE
The Quiver tree – a living Fossil. One of the biggest attractions to our site is the thousands of Quiver trees, a literal paradise. At the Quiver tree Dolerite Park we do not have 100, 200 or tree trees but over 5000 specimens, which make it the densest concentration of Quiver trees in Namibia.
The German Schutztruppen graves are of historical significance, as the graves of two German Schutztruppers who died in a battle between the Namas and Germans in 1904 at our farm Spitzkoppe-Ost. They were Johann Splitgerber, born in Freienwalde Kr Danzig and Bernhard Lofink, born in Zull.
Travel back in time among forest of ancient Quiver trees and Dolerite rock formations on a one hour conducted visit to the
This activity is not subject to booking of accommodation and can be booked on its own.
• Guided tour by the owner to Mesosaurus fossil, Quiver trees, Dolerite rock and Schutztruppen Graves
• Unguided visit to the Quiver tree forest
• 3 and 10 km Hiking trails
• 16 km High clearance Route, which takes you to the quiver tree valley