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Top Choice Pan in Sesriem & Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

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 Tsauchab River has gathered enough volume and momentum to push b…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Dorob National Park

Cape Cross Seal Reserve

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 advantage of the rich concentrations of fish in the cold Benguela Cur…
Top Choice Natural Feature in Sesriem & Sossusvlei

Deadvlei

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 arguably one of Southern Africa's greatest sights. Sprouting from t…
Top Choice Harbour in Dorob National Park

Sandwich Harbour

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 Atlantic, which washes into the picturesque lagoon. The harbou…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Windhoek

Penduka

Penduka, which means ‘wake up’, operates a nonprofit women’s needlework project at Goreangab Dam, 8km northwest of the city centre. You can purchase needlework, baskets, carvings and fabric creations for fair prices…
Top Choice Cafe in Lüderitz

Diaz Coffee Shop

The cappuccinos are strong, the pastries are sweet, and the ambience wouldn’t at all seem out of place in Munich. Patrons sit in a large room with some comfy seating and receive quick service; the food, such as hot …
Top Choice Canyon in Sesriem & Sossusvlei

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 sand and gravel conglomerate. There are two pleasant walks: …
Top Choice Bistro in Windhoek

Stellenbosch Wine Bar & Bistro

When well-to-do locals want an enjoyable night out with the guarantee of good food, this is their number one pick. With a classy outdoor-indoor setting and thoughtfully conceived international food – beef burger wit…
Top Choice Pub Food in Windhoek

Joe’s Beerhouse

A legendary Windhoek institution, this is where you can indulge (albeit with a little guilt…) in flame-broiled fillets of all those amazing animals you’ve seen on safari! Seriously. We’re talking huge cuts of zebra …
Top Choice International in Walvis Bay

Anchor @ The Jetty

The food is good at the Anchor but the real attraction is the location overlooking the water. It makes a particularly lovely spot for breakfast, and if you’re tired of eating stodgy food, it does a pretty mean fruit…