Spitzkoppe from the German for the pointed dome is a group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert.
The granite is more than 120 million years old, and the highest outcrop rises about 1,728 metres above sea level.
The peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. The highest peak is about 670 m above the floor of the desert below.
Other prominences stretch out into a range known as the Pontok Mountains. The climbing area around the Großer Spitzkuppe is still the classic destination for climbers worldwide. When the sun sets in behind the Kleine Spitzkoppe in the west and the African night sinks over the huge climbing mountain, you will experience the awakening of nature.
The 15 chalets and the public areas to be split in two to minimise visual impact and creating an easterly view (sunrise) for the Chalets and a westerly view (sunset) for the Dining area. This also prevents the western late afternoon sun from heating the Chalets taking into account that 90% of the time the ambient temperature is above 18°C. The elevated floor with open-jointed decking enables cool air from underneath to filter through the room and escape through the two-layered roof construct...
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