Unforgettable Namibia

 
 
 
  • Despite sharing a border with South Africa, most of Namibia remains a fairly unknown entity to a lot of South Africans.
  • Those who have explored the country extensively will know that Namibia’s unspoilt wildness and isolation are in fact its trump card
  • Namibia's Etosha is considered one of the best parks in Africa to view the elusive and endangered black rhino.
  • Etosha, once the biggest in all of Africa, contains large numbers of four of Africa’s Big Five.
  • Giraffe, zebra, warthog and all sorts of antelope species can be found here in droves.
  • The eeriness of Kolmanskop is far-reaching but it is one of the most beautifully desolate places you will ever come across on your travels.
  • Despite being a heyday diamond mining town, lack of water and the discovery of diamonds further south towards the Orange River soon lead to the steady decline of Kolmanskop. From 1924 onward it started running dry until the last stragglers finally left in 1954.
  • The dunes around the Sossusvlei salt and clay pan in the Namib-Naukluft National Park are among the most photographed sights in all of Africa.
  • The best viewing of these dunes is at sunrise or sunset as the softer light and faster movement of the sun causes the dunes’ colours to constantly change.
  • Deadvlei is famous for its blackened and brittle dead acacia trees, said to be hundreds of years old, dotted across the former oasis.