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Xhorixas (previously known as Welwitschia) means place of the Xhori Bush (Salvadora persica). The Xhori bush is also known as the toothbrush tree. Xhorixas is a very small town with only about 10 000 inhabitants.

Things to do and places to visit in and around Xhorixas

Petrified forest

This petrified forest with tree trunks over 300 million years old is situated about 40 kilometres west of Xhorixas. If you find rocks and nature especially interesting you will enjoy this outing.
Location: Google Maps

Twyfelfontein rock engravings

To see thousands of rock engravings you should visit this world heritage site.
bushman paintings

Standing finger Klip

To see this strange rock (the one still standing in the north) you will need to drive on the gravel road from Xhorixas towards Outjo. Don't worry, the road is really good. "Vinger Klip" is Afrikaans for "Finger Rock".
Location: Google Maps

Organ pipes

The side of the valley are lined with dolerite columns. It is not always easy to find. Look for signs saying "Orelpype" which is the Afrikaans word for organ pipes.
Location: Google Maps


Khorixas Lodge

2 km north of Xhorixas

☎ +264 67 331 111
Location: Google Maps

Rooms and or self catering
Camping facilities
Breakfast and or meals are served
Horse riding facilities
Cycling allowed and or mountain bikes to rent

Compare Accommodation in Xhorixas

Guesthouse name Nearest town Bookings Specials Telephone number Email Website Social page Address GPS Co-ordinates Credit card accepted Awards and accreditations Address on Google Maps Rooms costs Bungalow or flats costs Camping costs Restaurant Swimming pool Airconditioner Electricity Internet Fridge Laundrey facilities TV Other facilities Cycling Horse back riding Hiking Climbing Caving Fishing Game drives Other activities English French German Afrikaans Herero Oshiwambo Other languages spoken
Khorixas Lodge Xhorixas +264 67 331 111 2 km north of Khorixas, D2625 -20.356371, 14.945476 Google Maps Grid YesYes
Tsubes Restcamp Xhorixas +264 81 127 9829 54 km west of Khorixas Grid YesYes
Damara Mopane Lodge Xhorixas+264 61 230 066 C39 -20.373561, 14.969531 Google Maps Grid YesYes
iGowati Lodge Xhorixas+264 67 331 C39 -20.372824, 14.965425 Google Maps Grid Donkey Cart trips YesYes

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