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5 Must Visit Places On A Holiday To Namibia


Namibia is a remarkable country full of surprises and dynamic contrasts and extremes. It is also a great destination for outdoor activities and adventure. It offers dramatic wastelands shaped by nature to create grandiose landscapes. You can visit on a luxury trip to one place, but with so many incredible sights on offer, Namibia fly drive holidays are a great way to see lots of the country. Some of the must visit places include:

TWYFELFONTEIN

Twyfelfontein opens your eyes to the years gone as it contains the largest concentrations of rock art dating back to over 6000 years created by ancient Bushmen. The carvings were made by cutting through the hard surface layer of sandstone and represent elephants, rhinoceros, elephants and giraffes. It is an artistic representation of how significant time really is. The rock art is incredible and just shows how humans have appreciated art for centuries and how far we have come as humans.

SWAKOPMUND

Swapkopmund is Namibia’s biggest coastal town and is characterized by German architecture in the ancient colonial buildings. The town is striking and brings out stark contrast with the harsh Namib Desert at the further end of the city. It is a popular beach resort for locals on holiday, its beaches and nearby sand dunes are a hub for holiday activities such as sand boarding, surfing, horse riding and quad biking. You can stroll in the streets of the town and admire the ancient German architecture or laze along the sandy beaches that the town has to offer.

CAPECROSS

Capecross is situated a few kilometers from Swapkopmund and it is here that the Cape Fur Seals call home. The seals are concentrated here than in any other part of the world and as they sunbathe on the sandy stretch the scene is amazing. This region is a reserve and is protective of the over 20 colonies of Cape Fur Seals found here. If you visit between November and December you may be able to witness massive colonies along the beach as it is their breeding season. The name Cape Cross refers to the cross structure erected by the Portuguese explorers who first landed here in the 15th century.

FISH RIVER CANYON

The Fish River Canyon is a breath taking massive gorge with striking rock formations which have been gorged out to a depth of up to 550 meters at some places and a width of up to 27 kilometers. The length is about 160 kilometers and its grandeur is only second to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The river itself presently contains only scarce amounts of water as it is being dammed but the spectacular scenery is still inviting.

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Etosha National Park is one of the major highlights of Namibia and is a must visit for anyone who wants to experience Namibia’s diverse wildlife. The park lies on a vast salt pan which is mostly dry and only fills with water seasonally which is normally enough to make the place look green and attracts lots of animals such as herds of zebras, wildebeest, antelopes and birds. It is largely accessible and you can drive yourself in the park.

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5 Must Visit Places On A Holiday To Namibia


Namibia is a remarkable country full of surprises and dynamic contrasts and extremes. It is also a great destination for outdoor activities and adventure. It offers dramatic wastelands shaped by nature to create grandiose landscapes.

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