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Ai-Ais Richtersveld National Park in Namibia

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Jul
10

The Ai-Ais Richtersveld Park takes up 6 045km² of pristine, rugged landscape on either side of the Orange River in Namibia and South Africa. This mutual conservation area was set up in 2003 when the Richtersveld National Park in South Africa was merged with the Ai-Ais and Fish River Canyon Park in Namibia.  on either side of the Orange River. read more

Kolmanskop – From Diamonds to Dust

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Jun
7

In the late nineteenth century, a transport driver by the name of Johnny Coleman became stranded in the middle of nowhere during a sandstorm. He was forced to abandon his wagon and find his way to safety on foot.

His wagon remained half submerged in a crest of the desert, becoming a landmark in the shifting sands known as Coleman’s Head or Kolmanskop to the German-speaking population. The wagon disappeared over time, but the name remained. Today Kolmanskop is still a landmark in the area, although for an entirely different reason. read more

The Shimmering Sands of Sossusvlei, South of Namibia

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Apr
19

Located within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the Sossusvlei is packed with tall sand dunes, geological attractions and scenic landscapes. It is a sensational photographic gem and you’ll find it about 5 hours’ drive form your Windhoek accommodation and 400 km from Swakopmund.

Along with Etosha National Park, it is one of Namibia’s most visited locations.

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Bwabwata National Park

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Mar
19

Most of the tourists arriving in Namibia, check in to Windhoek accommodation before heading out for further explorations. read more

The Mesosaurus Fossil Site in Southern Namibia

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Feb
19

Keetmanshoop is rightly famous for its fine German fare and as a gateway to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It is also a springboard from which to explore the wonders of the Quiver Tree forest and Mesosaurus Fossil site about 40km away. read more

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