Mesosaurus Fossil Camp is situated 42 km north-east of Keetmanshoop. When looking out over the harsh landscape of our Mesosaurus Fossil Camp, it is hard to imagine oneself standing at the bottom of an ancient lake. True to Namibia, this is a place of contrasts and diversity, with earth's history written clearly in the beautiful rock formations.
This interesting and unique part of the beautiful country is situated in the south, 40 km from Keetmanshoop. The approx 280 million year old Mesosaurus Fossil in Namibia, has so far only been discovered on this specific site. In addition the farm hosts its own unspoilt Quivertree and Dolorite “Park”.
On the farm Spitzkoppe-Ost there are camping facilities with well equipped bathrooms and a kitchen facilities. They also offer chalets with En-suite bathrooms for those preferring a sense of comfort. For those desiring even greater solitude, they have created a bush camp in an isolated valley. Catering can also be done on prior arrangement.
The 1.5 hour fossil tour is personally guided by Giel or Hendrik Steenkamp who do not only show visitors examples of well-preserved Mesosaurus Fossils, but also provide them with interesting information. The Fossil Tour is always guided and not subject to the booking of accommodation.
CLOSED: Annually from 01 December to 28 February, as well as every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year.