The Great Karas Mountains viewed from the B1 national road

The Great Karas Mountains (Afrikaans: Groot Karasberge) are located in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, the driest part of the country.[1] Mt. Schroffenstein, at 2206 meters[2] is the highest peak in the range.[3] The peak lies about ten kilometers east of the national road B1 between Keetmanshoop and Grünau.

ǁKhauxaǃnas, an uninhabited village with a ruined fortress dating to the 18th century, is located to the east of the mountains.


  1. ^ Great Karas Mountains
  2. ^ The peak is listed at 2206 m. by Summit Cheeseburger, 2202 m. by the Brockhaus Enzyklopädie (1966, page 482), 2066 m. by "Schroffenstein". GeoNames., and 2049 m. by "Schroffenstein". Peakery. Archived from the original on 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Namibia". Summit Cheeseburger. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014.

27°11′S 18°44′E / 27.183°S 18.733°E / -27.183; 18.733