The South

DESCRIPTION

The red and yellow sand mountains of the Namib Desert stretch all the way to the horizon and beyond. At dazzling depths the gorges of the Fish River Canyon cut into vast plains. Travelling through these landscapes you will truly look about in wonder. Only occasionally will you spot a farm far off the gravel road; villages and towns are even rarer. You will see surface water only in the shape of the Orange River (Gariep), Namibia's southern border, as rain is scarce and falls in small quantities. It is this very austerity which makes the south so fascinating. Unique plants like the quiver tree, halfmens or resurrection plant have adapted to this habitat. This is also the home of Springbok, Oryx and Ostrich.

ACCOMMODATION

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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch lies on the edge of the Southern Kalahari in the mixed tree and shrub savanna. The ranch is characterised by...

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Cañon Roadhouse

Situated directly on the road to the Fish River Canyon, 14km from the gate to the viewing points, Cañon Roadhouse offers 24 immaculate en suite rooms with air conditioning, a swimming pool and ...

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Canyon Lodge

Canyon (Cañon) Lodge is an excellent base from which to explore the natural wonder that is the Fish River Canyon. This luxury lodge is only 20km from the main viewpoint of the Canyon and is ...

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Eningu Clayhouse Lodge

Just an hour's drive from Windhoek International Airport, the uniquely styled clay buildings of Eningu Clayhouse Lodge blend perfectly with the Kalahari sands of their surroundings...

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Sinclair Guest Farm

Sinclair Guest Farm is situated in the southwestern landscape between the Duwisib Castle and the town of Helmeringhausen. Nestled in between this scenery the guest farm is an ideal stopover ...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1: The South

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital, home to an international airport and a plethora of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and accommodation options. The city is clean, safe and well-organised, with a colonial legacy that is reflected in its many German eateries and shops, and the widespread use of the German language. Windhoek has an interesting mix of historical architecture and modern buildings, many of which are worth a look, including the Alte Feste (Old Fort), the 1896 Christuskirche (Christ Church), and the more contemporary Supreme Court.

Day 2 - 4: The South

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Swakopmund is the capital of the Skeleton Coast tourism area and has plenty to keep visitors happy. The quirky mix of German and Namibian influences, colonial-era buildings and the cool sea breeze make it very popular. It is also Namibia’s adventure capital, where there is plenty to keep thrill seekers busy including sea kayaking, dolphin cruises, quad biking, mountain biking and 4x4 dune safaris.

Day 5 - 7: The South

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Sossusvlei is where you will find the iconic red sand dunes of the Namib. The clear blue skies contrast with the giant red sand dunes to make this one of the natural wonders of Africa and a photographer’s heaven.

Aside from the dune attractions at Sossusvlei, including Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Dead Vlei, other attractions in the area include the Sesriem Canyon and Namib-Naukluft National Park, where the mountains of the Namib meet its plains.

Day 8 : The South

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Southern Namibia offers a harsh but beautiful environment, from the Orange River up to the Central Namibian highlands and between two deserts Southern Namibia is epitomised by vast, slowly changing landscapes.

Day 9 - 11: The South

Meal Basis: Full Board

The intermittent Fish River has created Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest canyon. Hot, dry and stony the 160 km long, at times 27 km wide and 550m deep canyon is awe inspiring. At the southern end are the renowned hot springs of Ai-Ais.

Day 12: The South

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Return to Windhoek.

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