We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Self Drive Exploration

Visited the Messum Crater as part of a long weekend Damaraland exploration trip. Was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Cuba_304
,
Windhoek, Namibia
via mobile
A Trip to Mars

Great trip beyond this spetacular landscape. Take care about safety by doind by yourself but it can... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Gustavo L
Read all 16 reviews
33
All photos (33)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
May 20, 2018
“Self Drive Exploration ”
May 1, 2018
“A Trip to Mars”
About
Contact
Namib Desert, west of Brandberg, Uis, Namibia
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveler rating
5
2
3
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
5
2
3
0
0
See what travelers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you don’t realize when you are actually in the crater it is rather an enjoyable gravel track than anything else. We took this easy 4x4 route to avoid driving the same way twice. You’ll find welwitschias and other curious desert plants like the wild...More

Thank Dino W
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the Messum Crater as part of a long weekend Damaraland exploration trip. Was an amazing experience to be present in this desolate volcanic area and view the natural geographic features of the land. Viewing the welwitchias up close is very interesting. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Cuba_304
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great trip beyond this spetacular landscape. Take care about safety by doind by yourself but it can be done. Be prepared to drive tens of kilometers whithout meet anybody in a easy 4x4 trail and the nature will be a great Reward. In the center...More

Thank Gustavo L
Reviewed 6 April 2016

If you really enjoy getting away from it all and experiencing the beauty of volcanic areas then this is a trip most visitors don't do ( some comments here on TA are not really about Messum crater). Our friends in Windhoek advised us not to...More

3  Thank Craig N
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This is not a destination spot. We were just driving the countryside to see what we could see. Namibia is all about the multiple sites, not just one place on the map. We checked this off of our list, but nothing super special. .... the...More

Thank RockyAbuDhabi
Reviewed 27 March 2015

... and a difficult one, these days, for sure! We have been in the Messum Crater a few time over the last 5 years, which got a bit trickier every time, due to changing road conditions and lately also requiring a permit, which no-one knew...More

3  Thank MargieBerNam
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The Messum Crater has a very special place in my travels, it's desolate, lonely and dry with some of the most beautiful landscapes and oldest plants on our planet (Welwitschia Mirabilis) The messum crater was not an impact crater as many believe. It was an...More

Thank BasilCalitz
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We drove through the crater and over to the coast and had a wonderful time. I would love to return someday.

5  Thank 4whatitsworth2day
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We didn't really know what to expect, and what we were looking for, but decided to explore the area anyway. Drove dozens of miles of empty routes, with changing mountains and hills scenery. Beautiful and unique and very little travelled. If you have a good,...More

Thank OphirB
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I wasn't all that interested in visiting the Brandberg Mountain area and in seeing the rock paintings, but a friend who'd been there before convinced me to go with her. I am happy that I went. It is fascinating to see paintings done by Bushmen...More

1  Thank globaltraveller62
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Messum Crater staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines