Figure 1. The Daureb/Brandberg is the most conspicuous topographic and symbolic landmark in western central Namibia rising up to 2000 m above the surrounding plains.
Figure 2. Looking down from above opens views into the Namib Desert at the foot of the mountain. Most rock art sites are located in this region above the 1800 m contour line.
Figure 3. With its granitic surface the mountain provides many natural cisterns that keep water for months after the rainy season. Dolerite at the bottom of the mountain provided raw material for tool making throughout prehistory.