Namibia is the soul of Africa, characterised by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts - ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts. This vast desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart.
Namibia is so large and sparsely populated that it is possible to discover enormous open spaces without roads, towns, trees or even stones, just the lonely desert wind passing through one of the most enchanting corners of the earth.
Africa's largest game park, the Namib-Naukluft Park, is a must see when on safari in Namibia, with its magnificent sea of rolling red dunes at Sossusvlei. Etosha National Park is one of Africa's great parks in both size and diversity of wildlife. In the country’s far north eastern pocket is the captivating and largely unexplored Caprivi Strip.
Namibrand Nature Reserve
Take a breather from your hectic schedule and reconnect with yourself and with nature at &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge.
Explore remote wilderness, majestic mountains and famous red sand dunes.
Stand on top of towering sand dunes for excellent photographic opportunities and revel in the abundance of space, silence and clear skies.
- The Zambezi Region is a magical oasis of waterways and wildlife
- Etosha is one of Africa's most renowned game parks
- The Namib Desert has endured arid or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million years, it is considered to be the oldest desert in the world.
- The Namib-Naukluft Park is the largest conservation area in Namibia and one of the largest in the world.
- Largely malaria-free.
Rainfall: October - April
- Best time to travelAutumn (April to May): Experience the best weather of the year as the summer heat starts to wane. Evenings are lovely and cool — the perfect opportunity for moonlit walks on sand dunes.
- Traveling with childrenNamibia is a wonderful destination for a family safari and there are plenty of activities for children, like sand boarding, quad biking, fishing and mountain biking.
- Guest SafetyIt is advised you check with your tour operator or hotel concierge - they will know if there are any potentially unsafe areas along your travel route.
- Flying to NamibiaThere are frequent flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Windhoek or Walvis Bay. Scheduled flights from Maun (Botswana) and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Windhoek (Namibia) are also available.
- LanguageEnglish is widely spoken in Namibia.
- CurrencyBanks and foreign exchange bureaus are available at all international airports and main towns. Most hotels and lodges accept Visa and MasterCard.
- WildlifeCommon sights include ostrich, zebra, oryx, springbok, black-backed jackals, and bat-eared foxes.
The Namib Desert is a world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic desertscapes and jagged mountain heights.
The cleanest capital in Africa, Windhoek boasts a seamless blend of African and European culture, friendly people and a fascinating history.
There are frequent flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Windhoek or Walvis Bay.
Namibia is a safe and stable country boasting modern infrastructure and facilities and one of the cleanest and neatest African capitals.
Namibia offers the foreign tourist a wealth of attractions, coupled with a very favourable exchange rate, and safe environment.