Goas waterhole

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Made of two distinct ponds — fed by an artesian spring and linked to each other via a small stream.

However, it is unclear whether they share the same underground source or if each has its own 2.

Its name is said to either mean 'the sound when one walks over gravel' or the 'water overflows' or the 'drinking hole between the rocks' 2

What to do thereBird watching, game drives and game viewing

Best time to visitDuring winter and spring or May to October, when it is one of few water sources in the park and more animals visit.

Location of Goas waterholeThey sit at the centre of a large clearing amidst the shrublands of Etosha national park's eastern end.

It also is a short drive from the southeastern periphery of the Etosha Salt Pan.

How to get thereBy road — about a half hour's drive east of Halali camp, which is also where the nearest airstrip and accommodation are.

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


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