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NAMIBIA

Y O U R D R E A M D E S T I N AT I O N I N A F R I C A


NAMIBIA Namibia is not ours, it is a treasure to hold in trust for future generations. Our pristine natural environment is one of those treasures that visitors can explore and appreciate from the roadside, whether it’s tarred, open gravel, or 4 x 4 Roads, the magic is accessible al year round. Namibia’s Road (35,000 km) and Airstrip (365) network, combined with more than 42% of the entire country under Nature Conservation, make Namibia one of the most diverse self drive travel destinations in the world. Widespread accommodation and camping facilities, over 7 regions and 80 Tourism Zones makes it even more accessible, with breathtaking scenes that will sear in your mind, long after the wonderful vistas fade. Our Guide, E-Book and Websites will guide you through the most stunning landscapes, on a great road adventure, to plan and book your entire dream. Welcome to a country sealed and untouched, for you to explore, memoirs only a select few will be able to claim. Daan Roux PhD Bonsec Investment 251 t/a Where to Stay CC/2011/4958 Tel: +264 61 259 293 Fax: +264 61 259 933 P.O Box 25150, Windhoek, Namibia VAT REG NO 5518594-015 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Extreme care has gone into supplying correct and accurate information for the publication. However, no liability can be accepted by the publisher for any errors or omissions (E&OE) that may have occurred. All prices and other information are deemed as correct and as provided by the advertisers at the time of going to print (1/2016)


TOURISM REGIONS DIVIDED INTO TOURISM ZONES Namibia divided into 7 tourism related regions. Each of these regions is further divided into various tourism zones, each concentrating on its unique combination of attractions.

Click this Avatar on each Zone page to view Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants and more on our Travel Planner.


Benguela Coastline F R O M T H E D I A M O N D - R I C H S P E R R G E B I E T I N T H E S O U T H T O T H E I N H O S P I TA B L E C O A S T L I N E O F T H E S K E L E T O N C O A S T, T H E N A M I B I A N C O A S T L I N E A L O N G T H E C O L D AT L A N T I C O C E A N I S A N I D E A L H O L I D AY A N D T O U R I S T D E S T I N AT I O N . S W A K O P M U N D A N D H E N T I E S B AY A R E P O P U L A R H O L I D AY R E S O R T S F O R B O T H T O U R I S T S A N D L O C A L S A S I T O F F E R S A W E L C O M E R E L I E F F R O M T H E H O T I N T E R I O R O F T H E C O U N T R Y. B O T H S H O R E F I S H I N G A N D B O AT F I S H I N G A R E R AT E D A M O N G S T T H E B E S T I N T H E W O R L D . W A LV I S B AY I S S E E N A S T H E G AT E W AY T O C E N T R A L A N D S O U T H E R N A F R I C A D U E T O I T S P O R T. A N AT U R A L L A G O O N , W H I C H I S A R A M S A R PROTECTED SITE, HOSTS THOUSANDS OF FLAMINGOES AND OTHER SEA BIRDS. I N T H E V I B R A N T H A R B O U R O F L Ü D E R I T Z F I S H I N G B O AT S A R E U N L O A D I N G T H E D A I LY C A U G H T F I S H . T H I S J E W E L I N T H E D E S E R T H A S E X P E R I E N C E D A R E C E N T R E V I V A L W I T H I T S D E V E L O P I N G W AT E R F R O N T. T H E N A M I B D E S E R T E X H I B I T S A S T O U N D I N G P L A N T, I N S E C T A N D A N I M A L L I F E T H AT H A V E U N I Q U E LY A D A P T E D T O T H I S A G E - O L D L A N D S C A P E O F S A N D . T H E AT L A N T I C O C E A N E X H I B I T S I N T E R E S T I N G M A R I N E E X C U R S I O N S , E G . B O AT C R U I S E S , K AYA K R O W I N G , S U R F & B O AT A N G L I N G .


M O S T O F T H E H O T E L S I N T H E B E N G U E L A R E G I O N A R E F O U N D I N T H E T W O M A J O R C O A S TA L T O W N S , S W A K O P M U N D A N D W A LV I S B AY. O N E O F T H E M A I N AT T R A C T I O N S O F N A M I B I A ' S C O A S T I S I T S O U T S TA N D I N G A N G L I N G P O T E N T I A L , W H E T H E R F R O M T H E B E A C H O R O F F S M A L L B O AT S , A N D D I V I N G F O R R O C K L O B S T E R . P O P U L A R S P E C I E S A R E K A B E L J O U , G A L J O E N , B L A C K TA I L , S T E E N B R A S , G E E L B E K A N D WHITE STUMP-NOSE. THE MAIN ANGLING SEASON IS FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH, AND AS THESE ARE ALSO THE HOTTEST MONTHS IN T H E I N T E R I O R , N A M I B I A N S D E PA R T I N L A R G E N U M B E R S T O T H E C O A S T T O E N J O Y T H E C O O L C L I M AT E C R E AT E D B Y T H E AT L A N T I C ' S C O L D B E N G U E L A C U R R E N T. T H E C O A S TA L T O W N S O F F E R M A N Y D I F F E R E N T T Y P E S O F A C C O M M O D AT I O N F A C I L I T I E S . S W A K O P M U N D H A S S E V E R A L L A R G E H O T E L S A N D A C A S I N O , H O T E L P E N S I O N S W H I C H O F F E R B E D A N D B R E A K F A S T, A L A R G E C O M P L E X O F D I F F E R E N T- S I Z E D B U N G A L O W S S P E C I F I C A L LY G E A R E D T O A C C O M M O D AT E A N G L E R S , S M A L L S E C L U D E D G U E S T H O U S E S A N D H O L I D AY F L AT S F U L LY E Q U I P P E D F O R S E L F C AT E R E R S . T H E T O W N H A S A L A R G E C H O I C E O F E X C E L L E N T R E S TA U R A N T S A N D S H O P S W H E R E N A M I B I A N A R T S A N D C R A F T S C A N B E B O U G H T. T H E S E I N C L U D E H A N D - C R A F T E D J E W E L L E R Y, K A R A K U L R U G S A N D C A R P E T S , L E AT H E R G O O D S S U C H A S T H E P O P U L A R "SWAKOPMUNDER", A SHOE MADE FROM KUDU HIDE, AND BASKETRY FROM THE NORTH.


Z60 CAPE CROSS

≈ D I E G O C Â O , C E L E B R AT E D P O R T U G U E S E S E A F A R E R A N D E X P L O R E R , E R E C T E D A PA D R Â O I N 1 4 8 6 W H I L E SEARCHING FOR A SEA ROUTE AROUND AFRICA TO INDIA. ≈ T H E C R O S S B E C A M E A L A N D M A R K A N D A N I M P O R TA N T 1 5 T H C E N T U R Y N A V I G AT I O N A L A I D . ≈ V A R I O U S 4 X 4 R O U T E S ( M E S S U M C R AT E R , U G A B M E N H I R , BRANDBERG WEST) CAN BE FOLLOWED ≈NOW KNOWN AS THE HOME OF THE LARGEST COLONY OF CAPE FUR SEALS ≈ A N A B U N D A N C E O F W E LW I T S C H I A P L A N T S , W H I C H C A N GET UP TO 1500 YEARS OLD, CAN BE FOUND INLAND.


Z59 HENTIES B AY

≈THIS IS THE SHORE FISHING MECCA ON THE N A M I B I A N C O A S T, W H E R E H O U S E S H A V E N A M E S , I N D I C AT I N G T H E O W N E R S ’ D E D I C AT I O N T O T H E I R W E L L D E S E R V E D A N N U A L H O L I D AY S . ≈ S H O R E A N G L I N G T O U R S A N D VA R I O U S D E S E R T EXCURSIONS ARE ON OFFER. ≈ VA R I O U S S E L F - D R I V E 4 X 4 R O U T E S T O T H E O M A R U R U R I V E R , S A LT M I N E , D O R O S C R AT E R , OMDEL DAM ≈ MORE THAN 200 ENDEMIC SPECIES OF LICHEN CAN BE FOUND.


Z56 LONGBEACH

T W I N O C E A N S W AT E R A N D S A N D ≈ P E A C E F U L H O L I D AY A C C O M M O D AT I O N OFFERED BETWEEN SWAKOPMUND AND W A LV I S B AY ≈ D U N E E X C U R S I O N S O N QUAD BIKES.


Z54 LÜDERITZ

D I A Z C R O S S AT D I A Z P O I N T ( 1 4 8 8 ) ≈ VA R I O U S H I S T O R I C A L B U I L D I N G S F R O M T H E E A R LY 1 9 0 0 ’ S ≈ FELSENKIRCHE (1912) CHURCH ON ROCK (BUILD OVER 9 MONTHS) ≈ G O E R K E H A U S B U I LT I N 1 9 0 9 ≈ DIAMOND MINE “GHOST TOWN” KOLMANSKOP ≈ C R AY F I S H ≈ Y E A R LY W I N D S U R F I N G S P E E D C H A L L E N G E CASPIAN TERN ≈ JACKASS PENGUIN


Z61 SKELETON COAST

VA R I O U S S H I P W R E C K S ≈ C O L O U R E D V O L C A N I C R O C K A N D E X T E N S I V E M O U N TA I N R A N G E S ≈ A L L C R E AT U R E S L I V E O N T H E E D G E ≈ ENDEMIC DAMARA TERNS ARE A RARE SPECIES W I T H A P O P U L AT I O N O F 1 3 0 0 0 I N N A M I B I A ≈ EPHEMERAL RIVERS FLOW ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR BUT BRING UNEXPECTED WILDLIFE RIGHT TO THE S E A ( G I R A F F E , B L A C K R H I N O C E R O S , E L E P H A N T, SPRINGBOK ETC) ≈ DAMARA TERN (STERNA BALAENARUM) ≈ BLACK-BACKED JACKAL, BROWN HYENA


Z58 SWAKOPMUND NORTH

Namibia’s premier holiday resort

≈ Skydiving

≈ Biggest crystal cluster on display in the world

≈ Large variety of dune and desert excursions

≈ Lutheran Church (1912)

≈ Altes Gefängnis – Prison 1906

≈ Swakopmund lighthouse

≈ Jewellery shopping mecca


Z57 SWAKOPMUND SOUTH

Namibia’s premier holiday resort ≈ Historical German-style buildings ≈ Large variety of dune and desert excursions ≈

National marine aquarium ≈ Martin Luther steam locomotive dating from 1896 ≈ Woermann House and tower 1906 ≈

Swakopmund Jetty – only 1/3 of the pier was built before construction was stopped in 1914 due to the first World War.


Z 5 5 W A LV I S B AY

≈ Watersport activity mecca of Namibia

≈ Biggest salt works in Africa

≈ Dune 7

≈ Sandwich Harbour

≈ Walvis Bay Wetlands and Lagoon (Ramsar Site since 1971)

≈ Haven for ±6800 birds in winter and ±160 000 in summer


Etosha Region E T O S H A W A S F I R S T E S TA B L I S H E D I N 1 9 0 7 , W H E N N A M I B I A W A S A G E R M A N C O L O N Y K N O W N A S S O U T H W E S T A F R I C A . AT T H E T I M E , T H E PA R K ' S O R I G I N A L 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 K M ² ( 3 8 , 5 0 0 M I L E ² ) M A D E I T T H E L A R G E S T G A M E R E S E R V E I N T H E W O R L D . D U E T O P O L I T I C A L C H A N G E S S I N C E I T S O R I G I N A L E S TA B L I S H M E N T, T H E PA R K I S N O W S L I G H T LY L E S S T H A N A Q U A R T E R O F I T S O R I G I N A L A R E A , B U T S T I L L R E M A I N S A V E RY L A R G E A N D S I G N I F I C A N T A R E A I N W H I C H W I L D L I F E I S P R O T E C T E D . T H E E T O S H A PA N D O M I N AT E S T H E PA R K . T H E S A LT PA N D E S E R T I S R O U G H LY 1 3 0 K M L O N G A N D A S W I D E A S 5 0 K M I N P L A C E S . T H E S A LT PA N I S U S U A L LY D R Y, B U T F I L L S W I T H W AT E R B R I E F LY I N T H E S U M M E R , W H E N I T AT T R A C T S P E L I C A N S A N D F L A M I N G O S I N PA R T I C U L A R . P E R E N N I A L S P R I N G S AT T R A C T A V A R I E T Y O F A N I M A L S A N D B I R D S T H R O U G H O U T T H E Y E A R , I N C L U D I N G T H E E N D A N G E R E D B L A C K R H I N O C E R O S A N D T H E E N D E M I C B L A C K - F A C E D I M PA L A . T H I S A R E A B O A S T S A N U M B E R O F E X C L U S I V E A N D U P M A R K E T L O D G E S A R O U N D T H E F A M O U S N AT I O N A L PA R K .


Z14 DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS

≈ Tracks of two-legged, three-toed dinosaur estimated to be 150 – 185 million years old.

≈ Game Drives on Private Game Reserves

Grey go-away bird (Corythaixoides concolor)

≈ Mountain thorn (Acacia hereroensis)

≈ White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

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Z21 ETOSHA

One of the big game parks in Africa ≈ Moringa fairy forest ≈ More than 700 black rhino ≈ 4 species of nightjar ≈ 30 springs and waterholes for excellent game viewing.


Z2O ETOSHA EAST & TSUMEB

Otjikoto Lake (rich in history)

≈ Close to eastern gate of Etosha

≈ Exclusive lodges

≈ St Barbara Roman Catholic Church (1914)

≈ OMEG Minenbüro (1907)

≈ Second Director’s House (1912)

≈ German Private School Building now housing a museum.


Z22 ETOSHA SOUTH

Very close to southern gate of Etosha

≈ Game drives on private game reserves

≈ Spotted eagle owl (Bubo africanus)

≈ Candle pod acacia (Acacia hebeclada)

≈ Black faced impala, White rhinoceros.


Z23 ETOSHA WEST

Owahimba tribes ≈ Birder’s Paradise ≈ The best site to view the most endemic and semi-endemic species ≈ Raptors are numerous with 33 species recorded Leadwood (Combretum imberbe) ≈ Reach up to a height of 12m ≈ Perfume tree (Commiphora multijuga) ≈ Giraffe (Giraffa cameloparus)

≈ Olive bee eater.


Z19 GROOTFONTEIN

50 ton Hoba Meteorite

≈ 100 - 300 million years old Old Fort Museum – Schutztruppe fortress (1896) houses a complete smithy used in the production of ox-wagons

≈ Southern pale chanting goshawk (Mielierax canorus)

≈ Makalani palm (Hyphaene petersiana


Z 1 7 O TAV I M O U N TA I N S

Situated in “Golden Triangle” referring to maize production

≈ Khorab Peace Treaty (Germans and South Africans) signed on 1 July 1915

≈ Khorab memorial (1920)

≈ Ghaub Caves


Z15 OTJIWARONGO

Name meaning “a good place”

≈ Otjiwarongo Crocodile Ranch - A MUST SEE

≈ Cheetah capital of the world

≈ Largest concentration of cheetahs in the world

≈ Cheetah Conservation Fund


Z16 OUTJO

Cave Country

≈ Ugab Terrace

≈ The Stone Tower erected in 1900 with stone and clay – originally a windmill.


Z24 OWAMBOLAND

Uukwaluudhi Traditional Homestead

≈ Owambo Kingdom


Z 1 8 W AT E R B E R G

≈ Plateau 200 metres above surrounding landscape

≈ Former German police station (1907)

≈ Game drives on Plateau

≈ Home to 25 mammal and over 200 bird species

≈ Dense subtropical vegetation due to higher rainfall and elevated position

≈ Only occurrence of African buffalo


The Kalahari U N S P O I LT K A L A H A R I S C E N E R Y - T H E L A N D O F T H E S A N W I T H A N A B U N D A N C E O F G A M E , W I D E O P E N S PA C E S , C AT T L E F A R M I N G , TRADITIONAL VILLAGES. T H E T R A N S K A L A H A R I H I G H W AY R U N S T H R O U G H T H I S R E G I O N A N D I S T H E M A I N L I N K B E T W E E N N A M I B I A A N D S O U T H A F R I C A . T H E E A S T E R N PA R T O F N A M I B I A I S B E T T E R K N O W N A S T H E O M A H E K E R E G I O N . G O B A B I S I S A N O A S I S I N A " T H I R S T L A N D " W H E R E N AT U R E I M M E D I AT E LY U N W I N D S A T I R E D S P I R I T. T H E T O W N I S N O T O N LY T H E P E R F E C T S T O P O V E R W H E N T R AV E L L I N G B E T W E E N N A M I B I A , B O T S W A N A ( M A U N , O K AV A N G O D E LTA ) A N D S O U T H A F R I C A , B U T I S B U R S T I N G W I T H C U LT U R A L D I V E R S I T Y A N D G I V E S T H E T O U R I S T A N I N S I G H T I N T O H O W T H E V E R Y D I F F E R E N T C U LT U R E S O F T H E H E R E R O S , D A M A R A S , C O L O U R E D S , G E R M A N S A N D AFRIKANERS BLEND TOGETHER.


T H E T R A N S K A L A H A R I H I G H W AY R U N S T H R O U G H O M A H E K E A N D I S T H E M A I N L I N K B E T W E E N N A M I B I A A N D S O U T H A F R I C A . I T I S T H E M A I N A C C E S S T O T H E I N T E R I O R O F N A M I B I A A N D A L L I T S T O U R I S T AT T R A C T I O N S . V I A T H E T R A N S K A L A H A R I H I G H W AY, I T I S A D AY S D R I V E F R O M J O H A N N E S B U R G A L O N G T H E W E L L - M A I N TA I N E D TA R R E D R O A D . I T I S A L S O A D AY A W AY F R O M V I C T O R I A F A L L S I N Z I M B A B W E A N D F R O M T H E W O R L D - R E N O W N E D E T O S H A G A M E R E S E R V E I N N A M I B I A . T R AV E L L E R S A L O N G T H I S R O U T E W I L L F I N D C O N V E N I E N T S E R V I C E C E N T R E S A N D F U E L L I N G P O I N T S ALONG THE ENTIRE ROUTE. O M A H E K E O F F E R S U N S P O I LT K A L A H A R I S C E N E R Y, I T I S T H E L A N D O F T H E S A N W I T H A N A B U N D A N C E O F G A M E , W I D E - O P E N S PA C E S , C AT T L E F A R M I N G , T R A D I T I O N A L V I L L A G E S W I T H L O T S A N D L O T S T O D O . T H E O M A H E K E R E G I O N I S T H E B I G G E S T C AT T L E P R O D U C I N G R E G I O N S O U T H O F T H E E Q U AT O R . E V E R Y F R I D AY T O U R I S T S C A N V I S I T T H E C AT T L E A U C T I O N S A N D E V E R Y Y E A R I N M AY A T W O D AY M E AT F E S T I V A L I S H E L D . O M A H E K E I S A L S O H U N T E R ' S PA R A D I S E . E X P E R I E N C E S O M E T H I N G N E W B Y M A K I N G U S Y O U R D E S T I N AT I O N ! THE TRANS KALAHARI ROUTETHE TRANS KALAHARI ROUTE RUNS FROM THE GAUTENG PROVINCE IN SOUTH AFRICA INTO B O T S W A N A A N D C O N N E C T S AT B U I T E P O S , O N E O F N A M I B I A ' S B O R D E R - P O S T S , T H R O U G H T O T H E P O R T O F W A LV I S B AY. B E S I D E S T H E S C E N I C W O N D E R S , M U LT I P L I C I T Y O F W I L D L I F E A N D T H E V A S T O P E N S PA C E S , T H I S R O U T E W I L L A L S O S AV E Y O U A P P R O X I M AT E LY 4 0 0 K M B E T W E E N W I N D H O E K A N D P R E T O R I A .


Z42 CENTRAL KALAHARI

≈ Second largest wildlife reserve in the world (52800 sq kms) ≈ Popular pans (Leopard, Deception and Piper’s pan)

≈ Impression of having the entire reserve to yourself

≈ Large herds of Springbok, Gemsbok, Hartebeest and Giraffe.


Z36 DORDABIS ∞NAUAS ∞UHLENHORST

≈ Karakul weavers

≈ Large herds of antelope

≈ Fresh water lake near Rehoboth

≈ Arnhem caves


Z74 GHANZI

≈ Cattle country Kalahari Bushveld, biggest town in the western side of Botswana

≈ Various entrances to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

≈ San Crafts

≈ Cattle Ranching


Z34 GOBABIS

≈Cattle country ≈ Weekly cattle auctions ≈ Gobabis means “Drinking place of the elephants” ≈ Monument bull welcomes visitors into town ≈ Interesting museum ≈ Bushman Living Museum ≈ Popular meerkat visits close to town ≈ Gateway to

Trans Kalahari Highway linking Namibia to Botswana and South Africa.


40 HOCHFELD

≈ Olive production ≈ Game Farms

≈ Cattle Farming ≈ Cattle Bull production

≈ En Route to Waterberg, Khaudum National Park, Gobabis

and International Airport.


Z35 KALAHARI EAST

≈ The San nomads

≈ Bushmen country

Short in stature and slight build with a brownish yellow skin

≈ Kalahari Forest Area

≈ Camelthorn tree ≈ Eland ≈ Kori bustard (Ardeotis kori)


Z32 KALKRAND

≈ Famous overnight stop to Namibia and South Africa » Central Kalahari Game Reserve

≈ Kgalagadi National Park ≈ Red dunes of the Kalahari

≈ Nama Culture


Z75 KANG

≈ Famous overnight stop to ≈ Central Kalahari Game Reserve

≈ Kgalagadi National Park » Okavango Delta

≈ Namibia and South Africa

≈ Halfway on Trans Kalahari Highway through Botswana.


Z39 KGALAGADI TRANSFRONTIER PA R K

≈ One of the world’s largest conservation areas - 3.7 million hectares ≈ Six unfenced wilderness camps allow you to feel part of the surrounding Kalahari ≈ Fossil River Valleys and different coloured sand dunes ≈ Various large pans of bare clay providing essential minerals for game who lick the surface ≈ Abundance of antelopes and predators ≈ Black-maned lion, cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena, bat-eared fox, lynx, silver fox.


Z33 KHAUDUM

≈ Unfenced 3842 km2 game park - one of Namibia’s most wild,

rugged and pristine wilderness areas ≈ Visitors are required

to enter the park with at least two 4x4 vehicles (fully

equipped for camping, no shops in park) ≈ Abundance of

elephants ≈ Biggest concentration of wild dogs ≈ Baobab

(Adansonia digitata) – up to 25m in circumference ≈ African

elephant (Loxodonta africana) ≈ Black-chested snake eagle

(Circaetus pectoralis)


Z78 MAKGADIKGADI PA N S

≈ The Makgadikgadi Pan, a salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana, is one of the largest salt flats in the world.


Z37 M A R I E N TA L

≈ Hardap dam – 25km2 in extent when full

≈ Popular resort for water sport

≈ Artesian water

≈ Sheep farming

≈ Goliath heron, Fairy Flycatcher

≈ Sweet thorn (Acacia karoo)

≈ Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)


Z 7 6 N ATA

≈ En route to Kasane

≈ Okavango Delta

≈ Nxai Pan National Park

≈ Makalani Palm


Z41 O K AV A N G O D E LTA

≈ Okavango Delta ≈ World’s largest inland delta ≈ Okavango River with no outlet to the sea irrigating 15000km2 of Kalahari

desert ≈ Abundance of wildlife attracting thousands of visitors

each year ≈ Mokoro (small boat) trips into the delta ≈ Scenic

flights over the delta ≈ Lechwe (Kobus lechwe) ≈ Sacred Ibis


Z38 RED KALAHARI

≈ Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Entrance

≈ Red Kalahari Dunes ≈ Huge sociable weaver nests

≈ Rosy faced lovebird (Agapornis roseicollis)

≈ Shepherd’s tree

(Boscia albitrunca)

≈ Oryx (Oryx gazella)


Kaokoland K A O K O L A N D I S O N E O F T H E L A S T R E M A I N I N G W I L D E R N E S S A R E A S I N S O U T H E R N A F R I C A . I T I S A W O R L D O F I N C R E D I B L E M O U N TA I N S C E N E R Y, H O M E O F T H E D E S E R T D W E L L I N G E L E P H A N T, B L A C K R H I N O A N D G I R A F F E A N D T H E H I M B A P E O P L E . T H E R U G G E D L A N D S C A P E I S E S P E C I A L LY AT T R A C T I V E D U R I N G T H E E A R LY M O R N I N G A N D L AT E A F T E R N O O N W H E N I T I S T R A N S F O R M E D I N T O S O F T LY G L O W I N G PA S T E L S H A D E S . T H E S O U T H O F T H E A R E A I S C H A R A C T E R I S E D B Y R U G G E D M O U N TA I N S W I T H A N U M B E R O F W AT E R C O U R S E S , B U T N O R T H T H E S C E N E R Y I S D O M I N AT E D B Y TA B L E - T O P K O P P I E S . T H E W E L L - K N O W N E P U PA F A L L S W I T H A M A S S I V E W AT E R D R O P O F 6 0 M I S A P O P U L A R D E S T I N AT I O N I N T H I S R E G I O N . V I S I T S T O T H E L O C A L H I M B A T R I B E S O F F E R A N I N S I G H T I N T O T H E I R U N I Q U E LY A D A P T E D L I F E S T Y L E .


Z 63 BRANDBERG

≈ Highest mountain in Namibia Brandberg (2574m)

≈ Active volcano until ± 132 – 133 million years ago ≈ Nearly circular inselberg 25km x 21km

≈ World famous White Lady paintings

≈ Paintings 2000 – 4000 years old

≈ Brandberg acacia (Acacia montisusti)

≈ Ludwig’s bustard (Neotis ludwigii)

≈ Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)


Z 7 1 E P U PA

≈ Epupa Falls – greatest single water drop 37m

≈ Waterfall surrounded by an arid desert landscape

≈ Hartmann’s & Marienfluss Valley


Z70 KUNENE ∞ NORTH WEST

≈ Ruacana Falls ≈ Hippo pools ≈ White water rafting ≈ Endemic plants

≈ Kunene black thorn (Kaoko kobas), Slender corkwood, Brown stem corkwood ± 2 metre long

≈ monitors

≈ Bare-cheeked babbler (Turdoides gymnogenys)


Z69 OPUWO

≈ Centre of the widespread Kaokoland

≈ Home of the Himba people ≈ Massive termite nests

≈ Impressive scenery

≈ Opuwo means “the end” referring to the isolated location of the town.


Z67 PA L M W A G ∞ SESFONTEIN

≈ Oasis in the desert - hot springs

≈ Fort Sesfontein and cemetery (1906)

≈ Visit to local Himba tribes

≈ Radio Tree (Acacia robynsiana antennenakazie) Sometimes reaching 8m in height » This strange tree is a red-listed species

≈ Herero chat (Namibornis herero)

≈ Mopane (Colophospernum mopane)

≈ Desert elephant


Z66 PETRIFIED FOREST

≈Petrified forest ≈

Huge trees turned to stone 280 million

years ago » Broken into segments but aligned (45m long and 1.2 m thick)

≈ Explore ancient sites

≈ The largest accumulation of petrified logs in Southern Africa

≈ Elephant’s foot (Adenia pechuelii)

≈ Ruppel’s parrot (Poicephalus rueppellii)

≈ Siricate (Siricata suricatta)


Z64 TWYFELFONTEIN

≈ World heritage site

≈ Massive open air gallery with more

than 2000 unique rock engravings was declared as National Monument during 1952 and approved as World Heritage Site by UNESCO during 2007

≈ Organ Pipes

≈ Ugab Vingerklip (35m)

≈ Ugab Terraces ≈ Umbrella thorn (Acacia tortillis)

≈ Carp’s tit (Parus carpi)

≈ Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)


Z65 VINGERKLIP

≈ Ugab Vingerklip (35m) Ugab Terraces

≈ Carp’s tit (Parus carpi)

≈Umbrella thorn (Acacia tortillis)

≈ Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris)


Mountain Kingdom N A M I B I A ' S C A P I TA L , W I N D H O E K , I S N E S T L E D B E T W E E N R A N G E S O F M O U N TA I N S . G U E S T F A R M S A N D L O D G E S I N T H E V I C I N I T Y O F W I N D H O E K A R E P O P U L A R A S T H E Y A R E S I T U AT E D I N S C E N I C S U R R O U N D I N G , O F T E N O N P R I V AT E G A M E R E S E R V E S H A R B O U R I N G A VA R I E T Y O F G A M E S P E C I E S , T H U S P R O V I D I N G T H E V I S I T O R T H E O P P O R T U N I T Y T O E X P E R I E N C E T H E P E A C E A N D T R A N Q U I L L I T Y O F T H E BUSH. N A M I B I A ' S C A P I TA L , W I N D H O E K , I S S I T U AT E D I N T H E C E N T R A L R E G I O N A N D O F F E R S A C O N S I D E R A B L E N U M B E R A N D W I D E V A R I E T Y O F A C C O M M O D AT I O N E S TA B L I S H M E N T S . T H E C A P I TA L I T S E L F H A S A B R O A D S E L E C T I O N O F H O T E L S , S O M E O F W H I C H A R E L A R G E C O M P L E X E S W I T H B E D S F O R O V E R 4 0 0 P E O P L E , S TAT E - O F - T H E - A R T C O N F E R E N C E F A C I L I T I E S , A C H O I C E O F R E S TA U R A N T S A N D B A R S , E N T E R TA I N M E N T I N T H E F O R M O F CASINOS AND LIVE MUSIC. T H E H E A R T O F N A M I B I A , I T S C A P I TA L T O W N W I N D H O E K , P O S S E S S E S A N U N I Q U E C H A R M D U E T O I T S H A R M O N I O U S B L E N D O F A F R I C A N A N D E U R O P E A N C U LT U R E S A N D T H E F R I E N D L I N E S S O F I T S P E O P L E . I T P R O V E S T O B E A S T R AT E G I C P O I N T F R O M W H I C H T O CONDUCT BUSINESS, OR EVEN TO EMBARK ON YOUR OWN NAMIBIAN ADVENTURE. I T P R O V I D E S A N E F F I C I E N T I N F R A S T R U C T U R E A N D E A S Y A C C E S S T O T O U R I S T D E S T I N AT I O N S I N N E I G H B O U R I N G C O U N T R I E S , S U C H A S : T H E V I C T O R I A F A L L S I N Z I M B A B W E , T H E O K AV A N G O S W A M P S I N B O T S W A N A , A N D W E L L - K N O W N N AT U R E R E S E R V E S I N S O U T H A F R I C A . C O M B I N E D , T H E Y M A K E T H I S A N I D E A L G AT E W AY T O S O U T H E R N A F R I C A . F O R T H E B U S I N E S S T R AV E L L E R , W I N D H O E K O F F E R S A L L M O D E R N A M E N I T I E S S U C H A S C O N F E R E N C E F A C I L I T I E S , C O M M U T I N G S E R V I C E S , C O R P O R AT E A C C O M M O D AT I O N A N D R E S TA U R A N T S .


F O R T H E H O L I D AY- M A K E R , I T I S A N I N V A L U A B L E S O U R C E , P R O V I N G I D E A L F O R I N S P E C T I N G Y O U R T R AV E L PA R A P H E R N A L I A , E N A B L I N G Y O U T O M A K E A N Y A D J U S T M E N T S O R R E Q U I S I T I O N S N E C E S S A R Y. Y O U A R E A B L E T O AT T E N D T O Y O U R F O R E I G N E X C H A N G E , P L A N Y O U R J O U R N E Y ' S N E X T P H A S E A N D C O L L E C T O R A D D A L L I N F O R M AT I O N N E C E S S A R Y T O E N S U R E A P E A C E F U L A N D U N F O R G E T TA B L E S TAY. TA K E T I M E T O E N J O Y T H E C I T Y T O U R S T H AT A R E O F F E R E D , G I V I N G Y O U T H E O P P O R T U N I T Y T O S E E W I N D H O E K ' S P L A C E S O F I N T E R E S T, R A N G I N G F R O M T H E M U S E U M , T H E A R T G A L L E R Y, T H E S E AT O F G O V E R N M E N T A N D T H E Z O O PA R K . F O R T H E T R AV E L L E R I T I S T H E I D E A L S T O P O V E R T O R E L A X B E F O R E S E T T I N G O U T O N T H E J O U R N E Y O F A L I F E T I M E ! W I N D H O E K A L S O H A S A L A R G E N U M B E R O F P E N S I O N S A N D G U E S T H O U S E S , S U I TA B L E F O R B U S I N E S S M E N A S W E L L A S T O U R I S T S . T H E S E E S TA B L I S H M E N T S H AV E T H E A D V A N TA G E T H AT T H E Y A R E U S U A L LY M A N A G E D B Y T H E I R O W N E R S , W H O O F F E R A PERSONALISED SERVICE. T H E G U E S T F A R M S I N T H E S U R R O U N D I N G S O F W I N D H O E K A R E P O P U L A R A M O N G T R AV E L L E R S F R O M A B R O A D , A S T H E Y A R E S I T U AT E D I N S C E N I C S U R R O U N D I N G S , O F T E N O N P R I V AT E G A M E R E S E R V E S H A R B O U R I N G A V A R I E T Y O F G A M E S P E C I E S , T H U S P R O V I D I N G T H E VISITOR WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY OF THE BUSH.


Z 11 ERONGO M O U N TA I N S

≈Giant rock boulders Spitzkoppe (1728m)

≈ High inselmountain (Matterhorn of Namibia)

≈ Phillips Caves

≈ Bull’s Party

≈ Hartlaub’s Francolin (Francolinus hartlaubi)

≈ Rock dassie (Procavia capensis)

≈ Blue-leafed commiphora (Commiphora glaucescens)


Z8 GAMSBERG

≈ Star gazing Mecca with minimal contamination by pollution

≈ Almost no artificial lighting and cloudless skies

≈ The brightest star in the sky - ACRUX

≈ Namibia’s Table Mountain , Gamsberg Mountain (2347m) and Pass

≈ False ebony (Euclea pseudebenus)

≈ Whitetailed shrike (Lanioturdus torquatus)

≈ Namibian mountain zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae)


Z7 I N T E R N AT I O N A L AIRPORT

≈ Hosea Kutako International Airport

≈ 40km outside of Windhoek due to mountainous terrain

≈ The cleanest and passenger safest in Africa.


Z6 KHOMAS HOCHLAND ∞WINDHOEK SURROUNDS NORTH

≈ Otjihavera Mountains

≈Rugged Khomas Hochland

≈ Kupferberg Pass

≈ Variety of Ecological Excursions

≈ Abundance of Wildlife

≈ Windhoek Green Belt Landscape Conservation Area


Z10 OKAHANDJA ∞VON BACHDAM

≈Von Bach Dam has natural stone walls

≈ Popular for water sports

≈ Freshwater angling

≈ Place of great significance to the Herero people

Kansimba fountain » Chief Samuel Maherero was laid to rest

on 26 August 1923 (today Heroes Day)

≈ Mbangura woodcarvers market

≈ Rockrunner (Achaetops pycnopygius)

≈ Buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata)


Z12 OMARURU

≈ Artist town of Namibia » Omaruru artist trail

≈ Franke tower (1904)

≈ Rhenish Mission Church (1872)

» Chocolate factory

≈ Unique coffee shops, restaurants, guesthouses, local businesses and artists look forward to meeting you

≈ Unique root carvings

≈ Namaqua fig (Ficus cordata) Red hartebeest

≈ (Alcelaphus buselaphus) Violet wood

≈ hoopoe (Phoeniculus damarensis


Z9 SWAKOP RIVER VA L L E Y

≈Chemical erosion sculptures

≈ Quiver trees

≈ Bushman Art

≈ Exceptional Scenery

≈ Impressive Rock Formations


Z1 WINDHOEK NORTH EAST

≈ Botanical Gardens

≈ Desert House

≈ Windhoek Aloe Forest

≈ Avis Dam , Birdwatching

» Christus Kirche

≈ Alte Feste – completed in 1893, extended to its present

buildings in 1901.

≈ War memorial in Zoo Park – prefabricated in Germany and

assembled on site in 1897.


Z2 WINDHOEK NORTH WEST ≈ Katutura Craft Market

≈ Meteorite Displays

≈ Trans Namib Museum

≈ Hotel Kronprinz (1902)

≈ Gathemann Building (1913)

≈ Roman Catholic Cathedral – cornerstone laid in 1903

≈ En route to Swakopmund


Z3 WINDHOEK SOUTH EAST

≈ Eros Mountains

≈ Windhoek Golf Course

≈ Popular modern shopping malls

≈ Heinitzburg Fort (today a luxury hotel)

≈ Oldest cemetery in Windhoek (1892) for German soldiers who died in Nama / Herero wars .

≈ En route to Kalahari.


Z4 WINDHOEK SOUTH WEST ≈ Auas Mountains

≈ Vibrant Craft Centre in old breweries buildings

≈ Craft and Art Mecca of Windhoek

≈ Geological Museum

≈ En route to Sossusvlei


Z5 WINDHOEK SURROUNDS

≈ Auas mountains south of Windhoek with a peak known as Molteblick 2479m above sea level

≈ Monteiro’s hornbill (Tockus monteiri)

≈ Red bushwillow (Combretum apiculatum)

≈ Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus)


NAMIB NAMA AND SUCCULENT KAROO DESERT N A M I B I A ' S S O U T H E R N R E G I O N I S O N E O F T H E L A N D S C A P E S M A K I N G T H E D I F F E R E N C E T O T H E N A M I B I A N D E S T I N AT I O N . N O B I G G A M E , N O M A S S I V E H E R D S O F A N T E L O P E S , B U T V A S T, E M P T Y, E V E R - C H A N G I N G L A N D S C A P E S . YOU WILL FIND PEACE AND TRANQUILITY BY THE CHANGING COLOURS IN THIS PRISTINE WILDERNESS. THERE ARE SIGNS OF HUMAN A C T I V I T I E S B U T T H E Y O N LY E M P H A S I S E T H AT N AT U R E D I C TAT E S T H E C O U R S E . T H E W E L L K N O W N D U N E S O F S O S S U S V L E I , T H E F I S H R I V E R C A N Y O N , T H E H O T S P R I N G S O F A I - A I S A R E O N LY A F E W O F N AT U R E ' S S P E C TA C U L A R E X P E R I E N C E S T O E N C O U N T E R . O T H E R W E L L - K N O W N D E S T I N AT I O N S I N C L U D E T H E Q U I V E R T R E E F O R E S T, G I A N T ' S P L AY G R O U N D , T H E B R U K A R O S , A M A S S O F D A R K C O L O U R E D L AV A , W I L D D E S E R T H O R S E S A R O U N D A U S , A N D D U W I S I B , A C A S T L E B U I LT B Y B A R O N V O N W O L F F O R H I S A M E R I C A N WIFE. F O R T H E A C T I V E T R AV E L L E R T H E R E A R E V A R I O U S A C T I V I T I E S , I N C L U D I N G H I K E S I N T H E F I S H R I V E R C A N Y O N , H O T A I R B A L L O O N I N G O V E R T H E D U N E S , O R C H A L L E N G I N G 4 X 4 T R A I L S I N T H E N A U K L U F T. N O B I G G A M E , N O M A S S I V E H E R D S O F A N T E L O P E S , B U T V A S T, E M P T Y, E V E R - C H A N G I N G L A N D S C A P E S .


YOU WILL FIND PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY BY THE CHANGING COLOURS IN THIS PRISTINE WILDERNESS. THERE ARE SIGNS OF H U M A N A C T I V I T I E S B U T T H E Y O N LY E M P H A S I S E T H AT N AT U R E D I C TAT E S T H E C O U R S E . T H E W E L L K N O W N D U N E S O F S O S S U S V L E I , T H E F I S H R I V E R C A N Y O N , T H E H O T S P R I N G S AT A I - A I S A N D T H E K A L A H A R I D E S E R T A R E O N LY A F E W O F N AT U R E ' S S P E C TA C U L A R E X P E R I E N C E S T O E N C O U N T E R . O T H E R W E L L K N O W N D E S T I N AT I O N S I N C L U D E : Q U I V E R T R E E F O R E S T, G I A N T ' S P L AY G R O U N D , T H E BRUKAROS - WILD HORSES AROUND AUS, AND DUWISIB. MANY ACTIVITIES ROUND OFF THE PICTURE OF THE SOUTH. BALLOONING AROUND SOSSUSVLEI AND CHALLENGING HIKES THROUGH T H E N A U K L U F T M O U N TA I N S W I T H T H E E V E R F L O W I N G S P R I N G S . F R O M O N E - D AY H I K E S T O A N E I G H T- D AY H I K E F O R T H E R E A L LY F I T TA K E Y O U A W AY I N T O B R E AT H TA K I N G W I L D E R N E S S . 4 X 4 E N T H U S I A S T S S H O U L D T R Y S O M E O F T H E O F F I C I A L R O A D S I N T H E K A L A H A R I F O R A C H A L L E N G E . TA K E A N U R I , A N A M I B I A N B U I LT D E S E R T V E H I C L E , T O D I S C O V E R T H E T W O D E S E R T S , O R T R Y T H E N A U K L U F T 4 X 4 T R A I L W I T H Y O U R O W N . F O R A R E A L G E T A W AY, H I K E T H R O U G H T H E N A M I B D E S E R T I N N A M I B I A ' S B I G G E S T P R I V AT E N AT U R E R E S E R V E , T H E N A M I B R A N D . L E T N AT U R E D I C TAT E Y O U R D AY A S T H E R O A D B E C O M E S T H E G O A L W H I L S T F I N D I N G T R A N Q U I L L I T Y F O R T H E S O U L I N T H E S O U T H .


Z47 AUS ∞ TIRAS M O U N TA I N S

≈ Desert horses of the Namib

≈ Dune Namib

≈ Aus Tourist Information Centre

≈ 3 Biomes overlap -

≈ Succulent Karoo

≈ Nama Karoo

≈ Jackal buzzard


Z72 BETHANIE

≈ Old Mission Church in Bethanie originally built in 1859

≈ Joseph Frederick’s House (bought for £30 in 1942)

≈London Missionary Society established a Nama Mission Station in 1814

≈ Breathtaking views

≈ Schmelen House 1814

≈ Agricultural machinery outdoor museum at

Helmeringhausen.


Z50 FISH RIVER CANYON

≈ 2nd largest canyon in the world

≈ Canyon backpacking trails

≈ One of the most popular hiking trails in Southern Africa

≈ Breathtaking views


Z49 KARAS

≈Lithops

≈ Community based Warmbad museum

≈ Sheep Farming


Z48 KEETMANSHOOP

≈ Former German officer’s barracks converted into tourist accommodation » Schützenhaus Lodge

≈ Karakul sculpture to commemorate 100 years of the Karakul industry in Namibia

≈ Kaiserliches Postamt 1910 (Imperial post office)

≈ Rhenish Mission Church and Museum

≈ Naute Dam 3rd largest dam in Namibia

≈ Giant’s Playground

≈ Quivertree Forest Quiver tree (Aloe dichotoma)

≈ Sociable weaver (Philetairus socius)

≈ Burchell’s zebra (Equus burchellii)


Z73 MALAHÖHE

≈ Nama Culture

≈ On the edge of the Schwarzrand Plateau

≈ Historical Karakul farming district

≈ En route to Duwisib Castle, Sesriem and Sossusvlei


Z45 NAUKLUFT M O U N TA I N S

≈ Namib Naukluft Park created to serve as a sanctuary for the Hartmann’s mountain zebra.


Z51 NOORDOEWER

≈ River excursions as well as family friendly water sport

≈ Exquisite landscapes

≈ Close to Fish River Canyon

≈ The ideal place for canoeing

≈ Orange River, one of the oldest rivers in Africa.


Z52 ORANGE RIVER∞ ROSH PINAH

≈ Border crossing with pontoon into Ai-Ais Transfrontier Park

≈ Southern Africa’s largest mountain desert park

≈ Barlows lark (Cerhilauda barlowi)

≈ Halfmens plant (Apocynaceae) Only a few populations of these interesting plants remain – mostly in this part of the world, Classified as a red data species and listed under CITES 1.


Z44 SOSSUS ∞SESRIEM

≈ Highest sand dunes in the world

≈ Dead pan - carbon-dated 500 - 600 million years old

≈ Sesriem Canyon

≈ Nara (acanthosicyos horridus)

≈ Dune lark “true” endemic in Namibia

≈ Cape ground squirrel


Z43 SOSSUS NORTH

≈ Spreetshoogte Pass - God’s window from the top ≈ Geologist’s paradise

≈ Rüppel’s Kohrhahn (Eupodotis rueppellii)

Near-endemic to the Namib desert

≈ Namib Hoodia(Hoodia currorii)

≈ Oryx, Springbok, Ostrich .


Z46 SOSSUS SOUTH

≈ Mysterious fairy circles in the sand

≈ Duwisib Castle

≈ Namib Rand Nature Reserve

≈ One of the most diverse deserts in the world in respect of animal and plant life due to fog especially late afternoon until early morning

≈ Forked bushman grass (Stipagrostis gemini folia) » Only occurs in the southern Namib and northern Namaqualand

≈ Springbok

≈ Ostrich (Struthio camelus) Or the camel bird » The biggest bird in the world 2m high ±68 kg


WETLANDS PARADISE I F T H E R E E V E R W A S A G A R D E N O F E D E N , T H E C A P R I V I W O U L D S U R E LY H AV E B E E N T H AT G A R D E N . THE REGION HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH AFRICA'S MOST SPECIAL GIFTS - A UNIQUE AND COMPLEX NETWORK OF RIVERS, RIVERINE FORESTS, FLOOD PLAINS, SWAMPS AND OPEN WOODLANDS TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE AND BIRDLIFE. ELEPHANTS, HIPPO AND B U F FA L O R O A M T H I S P R I S T I N E A R E A . T H E R E A R E M O R E T H A N 4 0 0 B I R D S P E C I E S I N T H E R E G I O N , T H I S R E P R E S E N T S M O R E T H A N 7 0 % O F T H E T O TA L N U M B E R F O U N D I N N A M I B I A . T H E R E I S T H E R E N O W N E D P O PA F A L L S W I T H I T S S E R I E S O F R A P I D S , T H E M A H A N G O G A M E PA R K H A S T H E L A R G E S T C O N C E N T R AT I O N O F S A B L E I N T H E W O R L D , T H E M U D U M U N AT I O N A L PA R K W I T H 1 0 0 0 0 0 H A O F W O O D L A N D S A N D W E T L A N D S . T H E M A M I L I N AT I O N A L PA R K I S T H E L A R G E S T W E T L A N D S W I T H C O N S E R V AT I O N S TAT U S I N N A M I B I A . T H E C A P R I V I I S S U C H A U N I Q U E A N D T O TA L LY C O N T R A S T I N G PA R T O F N A M I B I A J U S T W A I T I N G T O B E D I S C O V E R E D . T H E N O R T H - E A S T I S A B I R D W AT C H E R ' S PA R A D I S E . O V E R 4 2 0 S P E C I E S O F B I R D S H AV E B E E N R E C O R D E D H E R E , I N C L U D I N G K I N G F I S H E R S , W AT T L E D C R A N E S , A F R I C A N F I S H E A G L E S , A F R I C A N S K I M M E R S A N D P Y G M Y G E E S E , A N D R A R E S P E C I E S S U C H A S S E N E G A L A N D C O P P E R Y- TA I L E D C O U C A L S , R U F O U S - B E L L I E D T I T S , B L A C K F A C E D B A B B L E R S , S H A R P TA I L E D S TA R L I N G S A N D BRADFIELD'S HORNBILLS. M O S T O F T H E L O D G E S H AV E B O AT S A N D O F F E R S U N D O W N E R , G A M E V I E W I N G , B I R D - W AT C H I N G A N D F R E S H W AT E R A N G L I N G C R U I S E S A N D E X C U R S I O N S . T H E E A S T E R N T I P O F T H E C A P R I V I I S TA R G E T E D E S P E C I A L LY B Y F LY- F I S H E R M E N E A G E R T O C AT C H T H E C H A L L E N G I N G T I G E R F I S H . F O R K E E N P H O T O G R A P H E R S , E S P E C I A L LY T H O S E W H O W A N T T O C A P T U R E A N A F R I C A N S U N S E T, T H E PEACEFUL RIVERS OF THE NORTH-EAST PRESENT ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES.


2 0 0 K M E A S T O F R U N D U A L O N G T H E O K AV A N G O R I V E R AT ( D I V U N D U ) A N D B A G A N I , O N E F I N D S T H E F A M O U S P O PA F A L L S . T H I S A R E A H A S A N A B U N D A N C E O F G A M E A N D B I R D L I F E . B O AT T R I P S A N D G A M E V I E W I N G E X C U R S I O N S T O M A M I L I , M U D U M U A N D C A P R I V I G A M E N AT I O N A L PA R K S A R E O F F E R E D . AT B A G A N I , A C R A F T S H O P A L S O O F F E R S L O C A L A R T F O R S A L E A N D T H E R E I S A S E R V I C E S TAT I O N , A S M A L L S U P P LY S T O R E A N D A P O S T O F F I C E . K AT I M A M U L I L O I S T H E C A P I TA L O F T H E C A P R I V I . T H E T O W N I S S I T U AT E D O N T H E B A N K S O F T H E M I G H T Y Z A M B E Z I R I V E R A N D B O A S T S S H O P S , B A N K S , A P O S T O F F I C E , S U P E R M A R K E T S , C L O T H I N G S H O P S A N D A C R A F T M A R K E T. M O S T O F T H E A C C O M M O D AT I O N O N O F F E R I S S I T U AT E D O N T H E B A N K S O F T H E Z A M B E Z I R I V E R A N D T H E R E F O R E O F F E R S T I G E R A N D B R E A M F I S H I N G . B E A U T I F U L S U N S E T C R U I S E S , B O AT I N G , Q U A D B I K I N G , A S W E L L A S T R I P S T O T H E C H O B E N AT I O N A L PA R K A N D V I C T O R I A FA L L S A R E A L L O N O F F E R . T H E C H O B E N AT I O N A L PA R K A N D V I C T O R I A F A L L S A R E J U S T A F E W H O U R S D R I V E F R O M K AT I M A M U L I L O , T H E R E F O R E D AY T R I P S , A S W E L L A S O V E R N I G H T E X C U R S I O N S A R E AV A I L A B L E . T H E A R E A I S E N H A N C E D W I T H P L E N T I F U L B I R D L I F E ( + - 4 3 0 S P E C I E S ) A S WELL AS WILDLIFE (LARGE HERDS OF ELEPHANTS, RED LECHWE, HIPPO AND CROCODILES). THE NORTH-EASTERN REGION HAS AN A B U N D A N C E O F O F F E R S F O R T H E V I S I T O R A N D I S T R U LY T H E F O R G O T T E N J E W E L O F N A M I B I A .


Z28 CHOBE NAMIBIA

≈ Island lodges

≈ Houseboats

≈ Big Five on floodplains within metres

≈ Biggest wildlife variety in Namibia

≈ African Fish Eagle

≈ African Buffalo


Z31 KASANE

≈ Gateway to Victoria Falls

≈ Lodges on Islands

≈ Water based holidays

≈ Tiger and bream fishing

≈ Chobe National Park via pontoon.


Z 3 0 K AT I M A MULILO

≈ Caprivi Wetlands Paradise

≈ Tiger and bream fishing

≈ Accommodation on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River

≈ Some of the best birding in Africa

≈ Unique wildlife experience on houseboat safaris on the Chobe River

≈ Fish eagle


Z29 KWANDO

≈ Largest wetlands with conservation status in Namibia

≈ Mamili National Park

≈ Riverine Forests

≈ Mashi Crafts Centre at Kongola

≈ Mokoro trips

≈ Kiaat (Ptorocarpus angolensis)

≈ Carmine bee eater

≈ Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)


Z27 O K AV A N G O PA N H A N D L E

≈ Popa Falls

≈ On River Lodging

≈ Abundance of Wildlife

≈ Zambezi teak (Baikiaea plurijga)

≈ Malachite kingfisher ≈ Collared sunbird

≈ Sable antelope (Hippotragus niger)


Z26 O K AV A N G O RUNDU

≈ Commercial capital of the Okavango region ≈Lodges on the Okavango River banks

≈ Various wood carvers markets

≈ Souza shrike


Z25 O K AV A N G O WEST

≈ Nkurenkuru visitor centre


Z100 VICTORIA FA L L S ZAMBIA

≈ Columns of spray can be seen miles away ,Over 100 metres deep, nearly 2 kilometres in width (at the height of the flood season)

≈ Visit Livingstone island during the dry season (one of the most magnificent views in the area)

≈ Mukuni Victoria Craft Village

≈ Adrenaline activities like white water rafting, bungi jumping.


Z101 VICTORIA FA L L S ZIMBABWE

≈ Victoria Falls » One of the wonders of the world ≈ Adrenaline activities like white water rafting, bungi jumping.


ROUTES into NAMIBIA THE GREEN KALAHARI T H E G R E E N K A L A H A R I . . . A C O N T R A D I C T I O N I N T E R M S . T H E V I V I D B E A U T Y O F T H E C O N T R A S T I N G L A N D S C A P E S A N D S C E N E RY O F T H I S R E G I O N W I L L P R O V E I T S E L F T O Y O U A S A H I D D E N G E M . I T S E C R E T S U N F O L D S I N A J O U R N E Y T H R O U G H T H E L U S H G R E E N V I N E YA R D S I N T H E F E R T I L E V A L L E Y S O F T H E G R E AT O R A N G E R I V E R , T O T H E V A S T T R A C K S O F S H I M M E R I N G R E D D U N E S O F T H E K A L A H A R I D E S E R T. WHEN THINKING OF THE KALAHARI, IMAGES OF CLEAN, RED SAND DUNES COME TO MIND. IN THE GREEN KALAHARI, HOWEVER, THE DESERT SHOWS ITS HARSH, D R Y F A C E I N M A N Y S T R I K I N G , B U T B E A U T I F U L W AY S . T H E Y S AY T H AT O N C E Y O U G E T T H E K A L A H A R I S A N D I N Y O U R S H O E S , Y O U W I L L K E E P C O M I N G B A C K ! B R I N G I N G T H E G R E E N T O T H E K A L A H A R I , T H AT I S T H E J O B O F T H E M I G H T Y O R A N G E R I V E R . F R O M I T S S O U R C E I N T H E D R A K E N S B E R G , S O U T H A F R I C A ' S L A R G E S T R I V E R T R AV E L S 2 2 0 0 K M T O T H E AT L A N T I C O C E A N AT A L E X A N D E R B AY. A D R Y, A R I D L A N D S C A P E C O M E S T O L I F E A R O U N D T H E B A N K S O F T H E R I V E R . T H E R I V E R D O E S M O R E T H A N B R I N G W AT E R , I T S H A P E S T H E C H A R A C T E R O F T H E P E O P L E O F T H E G R E E N K A L A H A R I . E N J O Y T H E O P E N S PA C E S , W H E R E N AT U R E A N D M O D E R N L O D G I N G F O R M A U N I T Y. TA S T E T R U E S O U T H A F R I C A N D E L I C A C I E S A N D E N J O Y T H E H O S P I TA L I T Y O F T H E K A L A H A R I P E O P L E . T H E G R E AT I N F I N I T E LY R E M O T E T R A C T O F R E D D U N E L A N D I S T H E K G A L A G A D I T R A N S F R O N T I E R PA R K W H I C H H A S A B O U N D A R Y, UNRESTRICTED BY FENCES, WITH AN EVEN LARGER RESERVE IN BOTSWANA. A NUMBER OF EXCITING ACTIVITIES OFFERED INCLUDE CAMEL RIDES, HORSE RIDING, HIKING AND 4X4 DRIVES. " T H E W A R M K A L A H A R I S A N D S W I L L B L O W O V E R M Y F O O T P R I N T S . B U T T H E W A R M T H O F T H E K A L A H A R I P E O P L E AT T H E L O D G I N G S W I L L B E P R I N T E D I N M Y H E A R T. I C A M E A S A S T R A N G E R , I L E F T A S A F R I E N D . " ( A N O N Y M O U S ) H O U S E S O F PA R L I A M E N T, A N D S E V E R A L M U S E U M S . A C A B L E C A R R I D E T O T H E T O P O F TA B L E M O U N TA I N P R O V I D E S B R E AT H TA K I N G V I E W S O F T H E P E N I N S U L A . V I C T O R I A & A L F R E D W AT E R F R O N T I S F A M O U S F O R AT T R A C T I N G I N T E R N AT I O N A L T R A D E A N D T O U R I S T S . I T I N C L U D E S S H O P S S E L L I N G G E M - S T O N E S , C U R I O S , S O U V E N I R S A N D F A N C Y F A S H I O N S , P L E N T Y O F R E S TA U R A N T S A N D TAV E R N S , A S W E L L A S C I N E M A S A N D T H E AT R E S . A L O N G T H E C O A S T L I N E Y O U ' L L F I N D M A N Y B E A U T I F U L B AY S A N D B E A C H E S , S U C H A S B A N T R Y B AY A N D C L I F T O N , W H I C H I S F A M O U S F O R I T S F O U R I N V I T I N G B E A C H E S . T H E S O U T H E R N S U B U R B S , A PA R T F R O M B E I N G S T E E P E D I N C A P E H I S T O R Y, O F F E R A K A L E I D O S C O P E O F S T O R E S , E X C E L L E N T R E S TA U R A N T S , S N A C K B A R S , B I S T R O S , C I N E M A S A N D A R T G A L L E R I E S . AT T H E W O R L D R E N O W N E D K I R S T E N B O S C H B O TA N I C A L G A R D E N S A N D F O R E S T S , V I S I T O R S C A N E N J O Y P L E A S A N T WALKS OR A PICNIC, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FYNBOS.


NAMAQUALAND T H E R O U T E T H R O U G H T H E P I C T U R E S Q U E N A M A Q U A L A N D A N D T H E V A L L E Y S O F W I L D F L O W E R S D U R I N G S P R I N G S U R E LY C A L L F O R A S T O P. N A M A Q U A L A N D I S A R U G G E D M O U N TA I N O U S P L AT E A U T H AT O V E R L O O K S A N A R R O W S A N D Y C O A S TA L P L A I N A N D T H E B L E A K B E A C H E S O F T H E W E S T C O A S T. T H I S C O A S TA L P L A I N I S A N I M P O R TA N T S O U R C E F O R A L L U V I A L D I A M O N D M I N I N G B Y B O AT S O P E R AT I N G F R O M S M A L L V I L L A G E S L I K E P O R T N O L L O T H . F O R M O S T O F T H E Y E A R , N A M A Q U A L A N D I S D R Y A N D W I N D S W E P T. T H I S A P PA R E N T LY I N H O S P I TA B L E E N V I R O N M E N T P R O D U C E S , A F T E R E N O U G H R A I N , O N E O F T H E W O R L D ' S N AT U R A L W O N D E R S . S P R I N G E X P L O D E S I N T O W O N D E R F U L C O L O U R S A S F A R A S T H E E Y E C A N S E E . I T I S W O R L D - F A M O U S F O R T H E S E M A R V E L L O U S D I S P L AY S O F W I L D F L O W E R S A N D V I S I T O R S F R O M A L L O V E R T H E W O R L D M A K E A N N U A L P I L G R I M A G E S T O E X P E R I E N C E I T S B E A U T Y. D E R I V E D F R O M T H E N A M A W O R D " U - G I B " , M E A N I N G " T H E G R E AT B R A C K I S H S P R I N G " O K I E P W A S , U N T I L P R O D U C T I O N C E A S E D I N 1 9 1 9 , T H E W O R L D ' S RICHEST COPPER MINE. S P R I N G B O K I S T H E L A R G E S T A N D M O S T N O R T H E R LY T O W N F R O M W H I C H T O V I S I T N A M A Q U A L A N D . I T O F F E R S M O D E R N A M E N I T I E S A N D A W I D E V A R I E T Y O F A C C O M M O D AT I O N E S TA B L I S H M E N T S . K A M I E S K R O O N I S S E T A M I D T H E H U G E G R A N I T E O U T C R O P S A N D R O C K F O R M AT I O N S O F T H E K A M I E S B E R G R A N G E , M A K I N G I T A H I K E R ' S PA R A D I S E . P O F A D D E R I S T H E P E R F E C T S T O P - O V E R W H E N T R AV E L L I N G T O U P I N G T O N A S I S V R E D E N D A L E N - S U I T E T O A N D F R O M T H E CAPE. THE CAPE PENINSULA T H E C A P E P E N I N S U L A B O A S T S T H E W O R L D R E N O W N E D TA B L E M O U N TA I N A S W E L L A S T H E S C E N I C N AT U R A L B E A U T Y O F F O R E S T S , R I V E R S , S E A A N D T H E WORLD'S RICHEST FLORAL KINGDOM. O N E O F T H E W O R L D ' S M O S T S O U G H T A F T E R D E S T I N AT I O N S L I E S AT T H E T I P O F A F R I C A . T H E P E N I N S U L A P R I D E S I T S E L F O N I T S S C E N I C N AT U R A L B E A U T Y F O R E S T S , R I V E R S , S E A M O U N TA I N S A N D T H E W O R L D ' S R I C H E S T F L O R A L K I N G D O M . " T H E F A I R E S T C A P E " H A S A R I C H C U LT U R A L H I S T O R Y A S I S R E P R E S E N T E D B Y I T ' S R A I N B O W N AT I O N . F I R S T I N H A B I T E D B Y T H E K H O I A N D S A N , T H E F I R S T E U R O P E A N S E T T L E R S A R R I V E D I N 1 6 5 2 . TA B L E M O U N TA I N B E C A M E A S I G H T I N G P O S T A N D S O U T H A F R I C A ' S M O T H E R C I T Y, C A P E T O W N , T H E S T O P O V E R F O R F R E S H F R U I T A N D V E G E TA B L E S O N T H E L O N G V O YA G E B E T W E E N E U R O P E A N D T H E D U T C H W E S T I N D I E S .


Z102 CAPE TO NAMIBIA

≈ Table Mountain ≈ Robben Island ≈ Old copper mine smokestack in Okiep ≈ Abundance of spring flowers ±4 000 species ≈ Namaqua National Park


Z103 GREEN KALAHARI

≈ Akoerabis - the place of great noise » Orange River thunders over a 56 metre high rock face into a deep granite bowl. ≈ Tours of vineyards are on offer, and during harvest season the meticulous task of handling export grapes is on show. ≈ One of the 7 wonders of Southern Africa as proclaimed by Hedley Chilvers 1929 ≈ Winemakers and grape farmers can be met. ≈ Augrabies Flat Rock Lizard


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Namibia, your dream destination.  

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Namibia, your dream destination.  

Explore the beauty of Namibia, a land of contrasts, sunsets, wildlife and endless self-drive routes.