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Southern Namibia

"Its all about awe-inspiring landscapes"

Namibia possesses some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world and a trip through the country is one of the greatest adventures. A must on everyone’s bucket list.

South Namibia offers diversity like no other country with the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the vast Fish River Canyon, the magnificent NamibRand Nature Reserve and the eerie ghost town of Kolmanskop. Avid photographers be warned: you will be hooked.

Fish River Canyon

Far south in Namibia lies one of Africa’s best kept secrets without a doubt! The Fish River Canyon is the world’s second largest canyon and measures 160km in length, up to 27km in width and reaches a depth of 550m. Nothing quite prepares you for the size and vastness of the canyon, a surreal experience that offers endless photo opportunities.


Known as the “Sand Sea”, Sossusvlei is a sight not to be missed when visiting Namibia. The national park boasts towering waves of deep red sand as far as the eye can see and captures nature in its absolute purest and simplest form. Fascinating desert animals and plants have adapted to the harsh conditions and now thrive in this arid environment.

Experience the beauty first hand by climbing the dunes (Dune 45 and Big Daddy), although quite a challenging and sandy hike, the view from the top is unforgettable and really puts the size and vastness of the desert in perspective.

Deadvlei is another magnificent site to see in the area and is a photographer’s paradise. The contrasting colours of the white clay pan filled with dark, dead trees, surrounded by the deep red dunes and under the crisp blue skies is an unusual and spectacular sight.

See it for yourself here.

NamibRand Nature Reserve

Capturing all facets of Namibia in one, NamibRand offers a visual utopia never seen before. The diversity in the park offers contrasting colours and shapes that leave you inspired. The reserve is rich with history, flora and fauna and unusual phenomenons like the fields of mysterious fairy circles.


Just outside the town of Luderitz lies the abandoned German mining town of Kolmanskop. A whole town trapped in time and swallowed up by the desert makes for the most unbelievable photos.

Founded in the 1900s the town was once a prosperous diamond mining community that lasted 40 years, now dilapidated and slowly being reclaimed by the sand. An eerie place with plenty of photo opportunities.


When to Go

Best = Best Good = Good Mixed = Mixed

Why we like it

  • Scenery that leaves even the most seasoned travellers speechless.
  • Unique flora and fauna, including the ancient Welwitschia plant.
  • Unlimited photographic opportunities.
  • Nature in its rawest form.
  • Adventure around every corner.

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