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Namib Nama and Succulent Deserts

Namibia's Southern Region is one of the landscapes making the difference to the Namibian destination.With vast, empty, ever-changing landscapes.

You will find peace and tranquility by the changing colours in this pristine wilderness. There are signs of human activities but they only emphasise that nature dictates the course. The well known dunes of Sossusvlei, the Fish River Canyon, the hot springs of Ai-ais are only a few of nature's spectacular experiences to encounter. Other well-known destinations include the Quivertree forest, Giant's Playground, the Brukaros, a mass of dark coloured lava, wild desert horses around Aus, and Duwisib, a castle built by Baron von Wolf for his American wife.

Many activities round off the picture of the South. Ballooning around Sossusvlei and challenging hikes through the Naukluft Mountains with the ever flowing springs. From one-day hikes to an eight-day hike for the really fit take you away into breathtaking wilderness.

For a real get away, hike through the Namib desert in Namibia's biggest private nature reserve, the Namib Rand.

Let nature dictate your day as the road becomes the goal whilst finding tranquillity for the soul in the south.

Zone 43: Sossus North



  • Namib Naukluft Park ceated to serve as a sanctuary for the Hartmann's mountain zebra
  • Spreetshoogte Pass - God's window from the top
  • Geologist's paradise

Zone 44: Sossus / Sesriem



  • Highest sand dunes in the world
  • Dead pan - carbon-dated 500 - 600 million years old
  • Sesriem Canyon

Zone 45: Naukluft Mountains



  • Namib Naukluft Park ceated to serve as a sanctuary for the Hartmann's mountain zebra

Zone 46: Sossus South



  • Mysterious Fairy circles in the sand
  • Duwisib Castle
  • NamibRand Nature Reserve
  • One of the largest private nature reserves in Southern Africa

Zone 47: Aus / Tiras Mountains



  • Desert horses of the Namib
  • Aus Tourist Information Centre
  • 3 Biomes overlap
  • - Succulent Karoo
  • - Nama Karoo
  • - Dune Namib

Zone 48: Keetmanshoop



  • Quivertree Forest
  • Rhenish Mission Church and museum
  • Giants' Playground

Zone 49: Karas



  • Lithops
  • Augrabies Falls
  • Community based Warmbad museum

Zone 50: Fish River Canyon



  • 2nd largest canyon in the world
  • Canyon backpacking trails
  • One of the most popular hiking trails in Southern Africa
  • Breathtaking views

Zone 51: Noordoewer / Aussenkehr



    • Wild waters (white water rafting) as well as family friendly water sport
    • Excuisite landscapes
    • Close to Fish River Canyon
    • The ideal place for canoing
    • Orange River – one of the oldest in Africa

Zone 52: Orange River / Rosh Pinah



  • White water rafting
  • Border crossing with a pontoon into Ai-Ais Transfrontier Park
  • Halfmens plant

Zone 72: Bethanie




  • Old Mission Church originally built 1859
  • Joseph Frederick's House
  • Schmelen House 1814
  • Agricultural machinery museum
  • Helmeringhausen.

  • Zone 73: Maltahöhe



      Nama culture
    • Edge of Schwarzrand Plateau
    • Duwisib Castle in the Desert





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