Usakos is located on the banks of the river Khan, 140 kilometres north-east of Swakopmund in the Erongo Region. It is located on the B2 (Trans-Kalahari Highway), the main road between Walvis Bay and Johannesburg.
Surrounded by mountains, Usakos is quite picturesque. Certain spots around the town show the longest uninterrupted horizon in the world. It is the closest town to the Spitzkoppe, often referred to as the “Matterhorn of Namibia”.