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Messum Crater

Messum Crater is not a meteorite or asteroid impact crater, it is part of an igneous ring complex and a once active volcano. regarded as among the wealthiest stone age sites to have been found in extreme arid landscape with average precipitation rates lower than fifty mm per annum, the centre part of Messum ‘volcano’ has collapsed into an area of eighteen kilometres in diameter.

Travelling up the Messum river, you will discover a significant number of tsamma melon plants,  ripe with fruit, lichen species, and young Namib chameleons,  sitting high on the cones or flowers of the Welwitschia plant to catch a slight, cooling breeze.