Keetmanshoop is one of the main stopping points on the B1 between Windhoek and South Africa. The main reason for stopping at all is to refill on gas and check your tires (the dry, hot asphalt of the highway can make tires pop). But there is in fact much more to this town if you get the chance to discover it, either out of your own volition or because your car breaks down.
An old German town, Keetmanshoop features a cinema, multiple restaurants, an impressive library, and easy access to some of the most visually stunning landscapes.
The town houses several historical buildings like the Rhenish Missionary Church, the Schützenhaus, the railway station building and the Imperial Post Office.
The Quivertree Forest Rest Camp, located on the farm Gariganus just 13 km north-east of Keetmanshoop on road M29, offers tourists comfortable accommodation amid a pristine Namibian landscape.
On the farm visitors can explore the ancient and famous Quivertree Forest and the dolerite rock formations of the Giants Playground at their leisure. Visitors have the opportunity to interact with the variety of domestic and tamed wild animals that have their home at the Quivertree Rest camp, and a highlight is the feeding of the cheetahs.