Though not much of a destination, the small settlement of Solitaire still gets its share of travelers. Located on the well-worn road from Sossusvlei and Walvish Bay, Solitaire is home to the only gas station between the two. Its German bakery and post office also make the rural spot popular among drivers looking for a quick place to pull off, relax and recover from the open road. The town was named after the popular diamond setting made famous in nearby mines, as well as for its sparse population and remote, somewhat lonely location. A quiet motel, lodge and the high-end Solitaire Guest Farm Desert Ranch provide accommodation for travelers looking to make an over-night stop en route to the coast or to the capital.
Solitaire is located in the Khomas Region near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It’s at the junction of the C14 and C24 roads.