Stampriet is a tiny rural town in the Hardap Region of Namibia, which lies over the banks of the Auob River roughly ten kilometres north of Mariental. Founded in 1898 as a trading post in what was then German South-West Africa, the little town of Stampriet boasts a rich history and diverse culture. The town is best known for being the starting point of an amazing heritage route, which is scattered with memorials and battle sites of the war with the Germans, which took place between 1904 and 1907. The water flowing from the Kalahari and the plentiful boreholes of the area have made it possible to produce excellent fruit and vegetables here. The historic guest house is a must-see.