Must-see attractions in Namibia

  • Herd of Springbok passing in front of a red dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia; Concept for traveling in Africa and Safari



    Sossusvlei, a large ephemeral pan, is set amid red sand dunes that tower up to 325m above the valley floor. It rarely contains any water, but when the…

  • Cape fur seal colony on the Skeleton coast in South Atlantic ocean. Cape Cross Seal Colony, Namibia.

    Cape Cross Seal Reserve

    Skeleton Coast

    The best-known breeding colony of Cape fur seals along the Namib coast is in this reserve, where the population has grown large and fat by taking…

  • The dead Camelthorn trees in the famous Deadvlei are one of the Hotspots for Photographers all over the world.



    Although it's much less famous than its neighbour Sossusvlei, Deadvlei is actually the most alluring pan in the Namib-Naukluft National Park – it's…

  • Sandwich Harbour

    Skeleton Coast

    Sandwich Harbour, 56km south of Walvis Bay in Dorob National Park, is one of the most dramatic sights in Namibia – dunes up to 100m-high plunge into the…

  • Sesriem Canyon


    The 3km-long, 30m-deep Sesriem Canyon, 4km south of the Sesriem headquarters, was carved by the Tsauchab River through the 15-million-year-old deposits of…

  • Hidden Vlei


    This unearthly dry vlei (low, open landscape) amid lonely dunes makes a rewarding excursion. It's a 4km return hike from the 2WD car park. The route is…

  • Christuskirche


    Windhoek’s best-recognised landmark, and something of an unofficial symbol of the city, this German Lutheran church stands on a traffic island and lords…

  • Jetty


    In 1905 the need for a good cargo- and passenger-landing site led Swakopmund’s founders to construct the original wooden pier. In the years that followed,…

  • National Marine Aquarium


    This recently overhauled waterfront aquarium provides an excellent introduction to the cold offshore world in the South Atlantic Ocean. Most impressive is…

  • Pride of lions drinking from a waterhole in Etosha National Park.

    Etosha National Park


    Etosha National Park, covering more than 20,000 sq km, is one of the world’s great wildlife-viewing venues. Unlike other parks in Africa, where you can…

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Fish River Canyon in Namibia, the second largest canyon in the world

    Fish River Canyon


    Nowhere else in Africa will you find anything quite like Fish River Canyon. Whether you're getting a taste of the sheer scale and beauty of the place from…

  • Twyfelfontein petroglyphs/ rock engravings.Namibia

    Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings


    Twyfelfontein (Doubtful Spring), at the head of the grassy Aba Huab Valley, is one of the most extensive rock-art galleries on the continent. In the…

  • Spitzkoppe rock formation. Namib Desert. Namibia



    One of Namibia’s most recognisable landmarks, the 1728m-high Spitzkoppe rises mirage-like above the dusty plains of southern Damaraland. Its dramatic…

  • Khaudum National Park


    Exploring the largely undeveloped 384,000-hectare Khaudum National Park is an intense wilderness challenge. Meandering sand tracks lure you through…

  • Bwabwata National Park


    Only recently recognised as a national park, Bwabwata was established to rehabilitate local wildlife populations. Prior to the 2002 Angolan ceasefire,…

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    Tsisab Ravine


    Tsisab Ravine is the epicentre of the Brandberg's rock-art magic. The most famous figure in the ravine is the White Lady of the Brandberg, in Maack’s…

  • Kolmanskop


    Named after early Afrikaner trekker Jani Kolman, whose ox wagon became bogged in the sand here, Kolmanskop was originally constructed as the Consolidated…

  • Nkasa Rupara National Park


    Watch this space – this is one of Namibia's, perhaps southern Africa's most exciting national parks. In years of good rains, this wild and seldom-visited…

  • View of Felsenkirche (church) and the coastal town of Luderitz with its colourful Germanic architecture, Namibia, Africa



    The prominent Evangelical Lutheran church dominates Lüderitz from high on Diamond Hill. It was designed by Albert Bause, who implemented the Victorian…

  • Okonjima Nature Reserve


    The 200-sq-km Okonjima Nature Reserve is the epicentre of one of Namibia's most impressive conservation programs. Home of the AfriCat Foundation (www…

  • Ruacana Falls


    At one time, Ruacana Falls was a guaranteed wonder, though all that changed thanks to Angola’s Calueque Dam, 20km upstream, and NamPower’s Ruacana power…

  • Namib-Naukluft National Park


    Welcome to the Namib, the oldest desert on earth and certainly one of the most beautiful and accessible desert regions on the planet. This is sand-dune…

  • Erindi Private Game Reserve


    It may lack the scale of Etosha National Park, but many travellers rank Erinidi as their most memorable wildlife-watching experience in Namibia. With over…

  • Skeleton Coast Park

    Skeleton Coast

    Rolling fogs and dusty sandstorms encapsulate the Skeleton Coast's eerie, remote and wild feel. Despite the enduring fame of this coastline, surprisingly…

  • Phillips Cave


    This cave, 3km off the road, contains the famous humpbacked white elephant painting. Superimposed on the elephant is a large humpbacked antelope (perhaps…

  • Messum Crater


    One of Damaraland’s most remote natural attractions is the highly mysterious-looking Messum Crater, which comprises two concentric circles of hills…

  • Petrified Forest


    The petrified forest is an area of open veld scattered with petrified tree trunks up to 34m long and 6m in circumference, which are estimated to be around…

  • Lizauli Traditional Village


    The culmination of a joint partnership between the owners of a one-time local lodge (Lianshulu, now closed), MET, private benefactors and the Lizauli…

  • Kuiseb Canyon


    On the Gamsberg Pass route west of the Khomas Hochland, Kuiseb Canyon contains the ephemeral Kuiseb River, which is no more than a broad sandy riverbed…

  • Living Museum


    The Living Museum is a unique opportunity in Namibia to interact with, and learn about, the San people, one of the oldest traditional hunter and gatherer…

  • Waterberg National Park


    The wild Waterberg is highly recommended – there is nothing quite like it in Namibia. It takes in a 50km-long, 16km-wide sandstone plateau, looming 150m…

  • Salt Works

    Walvis Bay

    Southwest of the lagoon is this 3500-hectare salt-pan complex, which currently supplies over 90% of South Africa's salt. As with the one in Swakopmund,…

  • Numas Ravine


    Numas Ravine, slicing through the western face of the Brandberg, is a little-known treasure house of ancient paintings. Most people ask their guide to…

  • Kristall Kellerei Winery


    One of the very few wineries in Namibia, this is a lovely spot to come for lunch. In the afternoon you can enjoy light meals – cheese and cold-meat…

  • Goanikontes


    If you're on a quest to see welwitschias, continue east along the Welwitschia Drive to the Moon Landscape, a vista across eroded hills and valleys carved…

  • Burnt Mountain


    Southeast of Twyfelfontein rises a barren 12km-long volcanic ridge, at the foot of which lies the hill known as Burnt Mountain, an expanse of volcanic…

  • Sulphur Springs

    Fish River Canyon

    Sulphur Springs (more commonly called Palm Springs) is an excellent campsite with thermal sulphur pools (a touch of paradise) to soothe your aching…

  • Elim Dune


    This often visited red dune, 5km north from the Sesriem Camp Site, can be reached with 2WD vehicles, but also makes a pleasant morning or afternoon walk…

  • Dinosaur Footprints


    The 170-million-year-old dinosaur footprints were made in what was then soft clay by a three-toed dinosaur that walked on its hind legs – probably a…

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