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Solitaire (Namibia)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
51 ml from Sestriem by car
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Solitaire

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Solitaire bears its name well, this market town or rather this petrol station/supermarket/post office that acts as a locality, serves as a stopping place when you visit Namib-Naukluft National Park.

My suggestion:
Remember to stop here to fill up with petrol and admire the surrounding setting very reminiscent of the far west in the middle of cacti and rusty metallic plates.
My review

You more or less have no choice but to pass through Solitaire when you visit Namib-Naukluft National Park. And so you generally find a lot of people in the parking lot. At least, more people than you find hereabouts as the area is rather like a desert. I found the place very picturesque at any rate, straight out of an American road-movie! 

Solitaire is first and foremost a practical place that has the commodities that are essential to staying some time in the surroundings: food and petrol. During my stay in Namibia , as is the case with most people, it was let us fill up here, to make sure that we do not run out of petrol!

You can sleep here as well! Finally, the place is known because the owner sells delicious apple pies that everyone here is mad about and that I confirm are delicious!