Gamgoas Koppie

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A small dolomite hill whose name is a local word for 'place where lots of lions are found' 1.

It is said that lions regularly gave birth to cubs in a lair among the rocks at its top 1.

Shrubs and trees grow all over it, all of which have a much greener shade than that found in the surroundings.

What to do thereGame viewing and game drives — especially lions, with best times being during the early hours of the morning.

Best time to visitAny time of the year

Location of Gamgoas Koppie It sits on the eastern end of Etosha national park, near Halali camp and less than a half hour's drive from the Etosha Salt Pan.

It also is next to the road east from Halali camp to Goas waterhole.

How to get thereBy road — about a 6km drive east of Halali camp and Halali airstrip.

References1. H.H. BERRY et al. (1997) Origin and meanings of place names in the Etosha National Park, Namibia. Available at: (Accessed: 6 August 2019)

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