The small settlement of Uis lies at the feet of Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandenberg, just over an hour’s drive from Omaruru. The chief attraction here is the White Lady rock painting in the mountains, which is said to be 20,000 years old. The Uis River, which passes through the town, provides a welcome spot to swim at certain times of the year. Set at a crossroads on the way to Damaraland, the Skeleton Coast or Swakopmund, Uis makes for a convenient base for exploring the surrounds. The town provides numerous essential services such as guesthouses, a petrol station, a small supermarket, and some shops.