InformationBecause of the fact that legislation regarding the Brandberg issue is not transparent, as well as the rather incompetence of the public administration, it is recommended that visitors refrain from visiting the Brandberg. An application to visit the mountain has to be lodged prior to the visit. A permit at a fee is required and a guide (an extra daily tariff of N$800 to N$ 1000) has to be hired. No clear information regarding the matter has been received from the relative Ministry. There were unfortunately already incidents where hikers were arrested!
Ascending of the Brandberg Mountain prohibited with immediate effect.
The National Heritage Council of Namibia would like to inform all tour operators that no tours are currently being conducted at the Brandberg National Heritage Site until further notice, due to the reported cases of the presents of lions in the area. The service at the site is therefore put on hold until the institution has resolved the matter. Kindly note that this also applies to tourists and any other visitor who wishes to go hiking up the mountain.
Beverley van Wyk
Marketing and Public Relations Officer
National Heritage Council of Namibia