Region: Southern Namibia

Dead Vlei

Normally combined with a visit to Sossusvlei, the nearby Dead Vlei (“Dead Marsh” in English) is a white clay pan surrounded by some of the biggest dunes in the world, such as the imposing Big Daddy dune which, at around 350 metres tall, is a fun challenge to climb. A classic site in Namibia for … Continued

Namib-Rand Private Nature Reserve

South of Sossusvlei, the NamibRand is a breathtakingly beautiful private nature reserve on the eastern fringe of the Namib Desert bordering the Namib-Naukluft National Park to the west and the Nubib Mountains to the east. At 172,000 hectares, it is one of the largest private nature reserves in Southern Africa, encompassing a wide variety of … Continued

Sossus Dune Lodge

Situated within the Namib Naukluft Park, close to the Sesriem Canyon

Tok Tokkie Trails

A unique and unforgettable way to experience the true desert

Namib Desert

Thought to be the oldest desert in the world at over 55 million years and the only true desert in Africa lying south of the equator, the Namib runs from southern Angola to Lüderitz in the far south of Namibia. With an area of 80,950 km², the Namib Desert extends 1570km along the Atlantic coastline … Continued

Corona Guest Farm

A perfect stopover on a journey from Windhoek to Walvis Bay

Agama River Camp

Private air-conditioned bungalows decorated with warm African colours

Wolwedans

Set within the NamibRand Private Nature Reserve in an area of sublime natural beauty, the lodges of Wolwedans with their outstanding outlooks and top quality guides are rightfully renowned for immersing guests in the full splendour and serenity of this part of the Namibian desert. These two regions in the north- and central-east of Namibia … Continued

Kulala Desert Lodge

Beautiful lodge overlooking the stark desert landscape of the Namib

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Sits on a small mound with sensational views across the NamibRand desert

Little Kulala

Provides a luxurious base from which to explore the Sossusvlei area

Sossusvlei

Probably the most iconic area of Namibia, Sossusvlei is a (normally) dry pan surrounded by the highest dunes in the Namib Desert, some over 300m tall and among the highest in the world. The rust-red dunes of bewildering variety of form are magnificent, and their colours particularly striking at sunrise and sunset. The dunes, pans … Continued

Sesriem

A small settlement best known for the access point to the Namib-Naukluft National Park and Sossusvlei at Sesriem Gate and for the nearby Sesriem Canyon. There is a fuelling station, shops for general supplies and various campsites and accommodation choices in the area. Excursions such as hot air ballooning over the dunes depart from Sesriem … Continued

Garub Wild Horses

Believed to be descended from horses of the South African cavalry, the feral horses of Garub (20km west of Aus) have lived wild for over 100 years in the harsh climate of this area. Their numbers have grown substantially and they now provide a great attraction for horse-lovers.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

One of the top lodges in the country providing its guests with the ultimate in desert luxury

Gamsberg

Rising 500m above the Khomas Hochland about 120 southwest of Windhoek, the 2347masl Gamsberg Mountain is a table-top mountain with a distinctive quartzite sandstone summit, offering views towards the Namib-Naukluft Mountains to the south. The area is renowned for the dramatic Gamsberg Pass and its exceptionally clear skies and lack of light pollution which makes … Continued

Sesriem Canyon

Geologically very interesting and around a kilometre long and 30 metres deep, the Sesriem Canyon was carved from the sedimentary and conglomerate rock by the Tsauchab River over the last 30 million years. In fact the name ‘Sesriem’ was given by Afrikaners on the Dorsland Trek and translates as ‘six belts’ for the number of … Continued

Namib Naukluft National Park

One of the largest conservation areas in Africa, approaching 50,000km², the Namib-Naukluft National Park is the place of Namibia’s iconic rusty-red dunes, some up to 300 metres high, together with gravel pans, canyons and mountains making for a truly spectacular setting. The Namib-Naukluft encompasses famous sites such as Sossusvlei, Dead Vlei, Dune 45, Big Daddy, … Continued

Luderitz

With a turbulent history involving the territorial claims of the local Nama chief, Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, the British and the German Reich, Lüderitz was founded in 1883 for its lucrative guano-harvesting, fishing and trading opportunities on land purchased from the local Nama chief. The town really made headlines when diamonds were discovered in 1909 … Continued

Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

Around 161 km long and purporting to be the second largest canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon) the magnificent Fish River Canyon drops nearly 550m in unexpected fashion from the surrounding flat desert plains of the Nama Karoo. The canyon formed around 500 million years ago from a fissure in the rock due … Continued