Attractions In Namibia

Namibia is an arid, rough land full of contrasts, but still inviting and easy to travel. As one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, it’s not the right place to get lost in the crows. But it is a top destination for those who enjoy nature, grandiose landscapes, spectacular sand dunes and first-class wildlife viewing.

The Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon

The worlds second largest, Africa’s largest canyon.

Cape Cross Seal Reserve

Cape Cross Seal Reserve

The breeding ground for the largest colony of fur seals in Southern Africa, where Portuguese explorer Diego Cao planted a cross in 1486.

The Wild Horses of the Namib Desert

The Wild Horses of the Namib Desert

A photographer’s dream when playing or fighting, adapted to survival with very little water and sparse vegetation.

The Quiver Tree Forest

The Quiver Tree Forest

More than 200 plants of this unique tree, in one place.

Namib Dune Belt

Namib Dune Belt

A World Heritage Site since 2013, includes the highest dunes at Sossusvlei, that seems lifeless, but is home to a rich diversity of Fauna and Flora specifically adapted to the relentless environment

Sandwich Harbour

Sandwich Harbour,

An international acclaimed RAMSAR World Heritage Site, where underground desert water reaches the Atlantic Ocean. With its contrast of dune belt, desolate coastline and rough Atlantic, it is a photographer’s dream.

The Welwitschia Trail

The Welwitschia Trail

Offers a close look at the oldest living desert plants in the world, as well as the eroded hills and lifeless features of the moonlike landscape, reminds the observer of a surface similar to that to Mars.

The Naukluft Mountains

The Naukluft Mountains

Is a sanctuary for the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, endemic to Namibia and the remote southwestern part of Angola. This area has the most beautiful and accessible hiking trails and a rich history of the Nama war fought against the German colonial forces between 1904 and 1907.

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

A World Heritage Site, is a depression in the Namib desert dunes where the flowing water of the Tsauchab River disappears into the desert. The monumentally high dunes, the highest on earth, are a sought-after subject for photographers, and pose a mind-boggling picture for the visitor.

The Sesriem Canyon

The Sesriem Canyon

A 30-deep canyon where the erosion of the Tsauchab River over many centuries has incised a narrow gorge that serves as a geological book for the traveller. It’s natural pools served as a source of water for the first settlers to the area.

Swakopmund

Swakopmund

With palm-lined streets, sea-side promenades and varied accommodations for all budgets, Swakopmund is Namibia’s most popular holiday destination, the “Playground of Namibia”. Its pleasant climate and endless beaches attract surfers, anglers and beach lovers from all over the world.

The Spitzkoppe

The Spitzkoppe

Is the largest granite Inselberg (isolated mountain) in Southern Africa. At 1 800m, it is not the highest mountain in Namibia, but with its striking outlines, it is the best-known mountain in the country and a very challenging terrain for professional climbers. Scattered all over the Spitzkoppe, are Bushman paintings that can be viewed only on the presence of a Damara guide.

Brandberg

Brandberg

Is Namibia’s highest mountain, an extinct volcano that towers above the already mountainous Damaraland landscape with over 2500 meters of solid rock. The mountain is a spiritual site of great significance to the San/Bushman tribes. The main tourist attraction is The White Lady rock painting, located on a rock face with other artwork under a small rock overhang in the Tsisab Ravine at the foot of the mountain.

Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings

Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings

Was declared a World Heritage Site in 2008, this one of the foremost bushman rock engraving sites in the world. Tourists can climb and walk on the mountain to look and learn of the bushman, their believes and traditions from the art.

The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest

Is a rare phenomenon. Situated in Damaraland, the fossilized remains of tree trunks provide an intriguing glimpse of flora that covered this area some 260 million years ago.

The Burnt Mountain

The Burnt Mountain,

characterised by a heap of shale that underwent drastic changes when it was intruded by dolorite, the landscape of the mountain now resembles ash and clinker (a glassy slag-like material). The mountain rises 200m out of the barren landscape and shimmers starkly during the heat of the day.

The Hoba Meteorite

The Hoba Meteorite

Located near Grootfontein and weighing 60 tons, is the largest known piece of extra- terrestrial matter on earth. Consisting of 82% iron, 16% nickel and 0,7%cobalt, it is believed that this lump of metal fell to earth some 80,000 years ago.

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