Uis is known for the local mineral wealth. The small town was established in 1958 as a workers’ settlement to exploit local tin deposits.
Buy world famous Brandberg crystals directly from small miners who make a living from selling these unique gems.
Uis is located at the foot of the Brandberg, Namibia’s highest mountain. The Brandberg is home to the world-famous The White Lady rock painting, said by some to be over 20,000 years old.
Uis lies on the way between Swakopmund and the Etosha Game Reserve.
Brandberg Rest Camp (BRC) offers affordable accommodation in en suite rooms with a/c, self-catering units and a campsite.
The settlement holds a small supermarket, a bakery, and a petrol station, together with a few other small shops.