Namibia

In a land largely untouched buy modern man - with a tiny fascinating population - you'll come face-to-face with old Africa. Namibia is the ultimate land of discovery and soul-searching, with its wide horizons, unending stretches of honey-coloured dunes and startling rock formations. You'll see an astonishing range or birds and animals, many of them rare... and the plant life is unlike anywhere else in the world.

 

The capital city of Windhoek and the seaside towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have a wonderful charm of their own. In stark contrast, is the Etosha National Park, a vast oasis in the semi-desert, offering the most extraordinary game-viewing experiences. If you enjoy wildlife, you'll be spoilt for choice for certain.

In turn, the lush Caprivi Strip has a network of rivers, forests, swamps and waterways. Treat yourself and take to the air in a hot air balloon over the massive sand dunes of Sossulvlei, a photographer's dream backdrop to the parched pan of bleak, cracked mud. and a landscape marked by the occasional skeletons of ancient thorn trees. Gaze, probably in stunned silence, at the Skeleton Coast graveyard of huge, rustling shipwrecks. Take in the enormous Fish River Canyon, second in size only to Grand Canyon.

In Namibia, everything is larger than life, whether it's the quality of silence, the proliferation of wildlife, or the diversity of the landscapes.

 

Visa: South African passport holders do not require a visa provided they are in possession of a valid passport, valid for a period of at least six months after intended date of departure from Namibia.