Located in the on southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek’s Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes.
Dramatic landscapes, wildlife, elbow room. Visitors are never left short of their expectations. The same can be said for destinations to include on your itinerary. Enjoy the German influenced capital of Windhoek. Experience remote Damaraland’s rich geological history. Familiarize yourself with the quiet solitude of the desert. These are just a few of the hundreds of destinations yours to explore. Each better than the next.
This is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa. Attractions include spectacular sand dunes near Langstrand south of the Swakop River. The city is known for extreme sports. Nearby is a farm that offers camel rides to tourists and the Martin Luther steam locomotive, dating from 1896 and abandoned in the desert.
Etosha National Park
Covering an area of more than 8,600 square miles, the Etosha National Park’s main characteristics include a vast flat salt land and plenty of waterholes. The park is home to an abundant of wildlife including but not limited to 114 mammal species, 110 reptile species, 16 amphibian species, and 340 bird species.
The existence of the waterholes makes animal sightings easier than ever. All you need to do is park your car next to one of the waterholes, and watch hundreds of animals flocking around to hydrate themselves.
Expect to be stumbling through vast open African land on the back of a 4×4 vehicle as you go game driving for an intimate view of roaring lions, stampedes of elephants, spot groups of wild buffalos, take in the palette of colours of the African leopard and if you’re lucky enough, spot the rare black rhinoceros. These animals, which come together as the “big 5” of Africa and more await you at Etosha.
While it is famous for game viewing, the crown of the jewel has to be the incredible saline pan which sits smack bang in the middle of the park for public admiration. The pan measures a staggering 130km west to east, and 68km north to south. Due to a lack of vegetation, the pan creates a majestic effect like mirages when the midday sun hits it. This unusual effect makes Etosha a particularly special place in Africa as a wide range of wildlife can be found congregating along the edge of the pan, creating a natural stage for wildlife
Windhoek is the capital of Namibia, in the country’s central highlands. South of the city, the sprawling Heroes’ Acre war memorial commemorates Namibia’s 1990 independence. On a hilltop in the city centre are the 1890s Alte Feste, a former military headquarters with historical exhibits, and Independence Memorial Museum. Colonial influences are visible in nearby buildings like the sandstone Lutheran Christus Church. The charm of the City of Windhoek lies in its harmonious blend of African and European cultures and the friendliness of its people.
Windhoek Is often described as one of the cleanest capitals in Africa and visitors are surprised that this city, considered to be part of deepest Africa, offers all modern amenities that conform to some of the world’s highest standards. These include hotels, banks, post offices, gyms, libraries, museums, car hire companies, health facilities, railway transport, airlines and estate agencies amongst others.
A well-constructed and regularly maintained road network from Windhoek provides access to majority of towns, nature reserves, parks, safari lodges and tourist destinations in the country. Public transport consists mainly of taxis, while a bus service provides transport to and from residential areas.
Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa (the Namib-Naukluft National Park), Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction. Characterised by the large red dunes that surround it, Sossusvlei is a large, white, salt and clay pan and is a great destination all year round. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world, reaching almost 400 meters, and provide photographic enthusiasts with wonderful images in the beautiful morning and evening light.
Sossusvlei literally translates to “dead-end marsh”, as it is the place where the dunes come together preventing the Tsauchab River to flow any further, some 60km east of the Atlantic Ocean. However, due to the dry conditions in the Namib Desert the River seldom flows this far and the pan remains bone-dry most years. During an exceptional rainy season the Tsauchab fills the pan, drawing visitors from all over the world to witness this spectacular site. Photographic enthusiasts are spoilt with a glassy “lake” holding reflections of the surrounding dunes. When the pan fills it can hold water for as long as a year.
Despite the harsh desert conditions in the area, one can find a wide variety of plants and animals that have adapted to survive.
All of the attractions surrounding Sossusvlei are easily accessible as all but the last 5 kilometres of the 65 kilometre drive to the vlei is tarred. We also provide shuttles on the last 5km. Enquire with us for an unforgettable holiday experience