A four-day, 42km unguided hike around a figure-eight track begins at 9am every Wednesday from April to November. It costs N$100 per person, and groups are limited to between three and 10 people. Book through Namibia Wildlife Resorts in Windhoek. Hikers stay in basic shelters and don’t need to carry a tent but must otherwise be self-sufficient. Shelters have drinking water, but you’ll need to carry enough to last you between times – plan on drinking at least 3L to 4L per day.
The first day begins at the visitor centre (which is the Waterberg Camp, and follows the escarpment for 13km to Otjozongombe shelter. The second day’s walk to Otjomapenda shelter is just a three-hour, 7km walk. The third day consists of an 8km route that loops back to Otjomapenda for the third night. The fourth and final day is a six-hour, 14km return to the visitor centre.