African Trilogy

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay, meaning “Whale Bay”, is a city in Namibia and the name of the bay on which it lies. The town covers a total area of 29km2(11mi2) of land. The bay is a safe haven for sea vessels...

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Namib Desert

Namib Desert

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means “vast place”. According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2000km...

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Etosha

Etosha

Etosha National Park (22270km2) is a national park in northwestern Namibia. It was proclaimed a game reserve in 1907 by the Governor of German South West Africa. It gets its name from the Etosha pan...

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Transport Museum

Transport Museum

The Trans-Namib Museum is located in historical Windhoek railway station building. The museum was officially opened on 1 July 1993. The exhibition consists of wide range of railway equipment, maps...

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Windhoek

Windhoek

Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia. It is located in central Namibia in the Khomas Highland plateau area at around 1700m (5600ft) above sea level, almost exactly at...

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Star Dune 45

Star Dune 45

The dunes of the Namib Desert were created by sand carried by the wind from the coast of Namibia. The sand here is over five million years old and is red in colour due to its iron-oxide content. As...

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Deadvlei

Deadvlei

Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Its name means “dead marsh” (from English dead, and Afrikaans vlei, a...

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Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes located in the southern part of the Namib Desert in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. Vlei is the Afrikaans word for...

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Garas Park

Garas Park

The quiver tree or Aloidendron dichotomumis probably the best-known aloe found in South Africa and Namibia. This distinctive tree aloe has smooth branches, which are covered with a thin layer of...

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Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

The Fish River rises in the centre of the country before flowing south into the Orange River on Namibia’s border with South Africa. It has formed the great Fish River Canyon – the largest canyon...

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Upington

Upington

Upington is a town founded in 1873 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africaon the banks of the Orange River. The town was originally called Olijvenhoutsdrift (‘Olive wood...

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Karoo

Karoo

The Karoo is a semi-desert natural region of South Africa. It’s defined by its topography, geology, climate and, above all, its low rainfall, arid air, cloudless skies and extremes of heat and...

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Cheetah Conservation Fund

Cheetah Conservation Fund

Founded in Namibia in 1990, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Their holistic conservation strategy is the key to success in saving the cheetah and...

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Kimberley

Kimberley

Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1893. British businessmen Cecil Rhodes and Barney Barnato made their fortunes in...

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Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg Mountains

The Drakensberg is the name given to the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, which encloses the central Southern African plateau. The Great Escarpment reaches its greatest elevation in this...

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Valley of a 1000 Hills

Valley of a 1000 Hills

The Valley of a Thousand Hills is a valley between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, South Africa. The Umgeni River meets the Msunduzi River in the valley, and the Dusi Canoe Marathon is run through the...

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Durban Botanical Gardens

Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanic Gardens (Est. 1849) is currently Africa’s oldest surviving botanic garden and remains a national and local city asset actively contributing to plant conservation and plant-based...

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Durban

Durban

Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and enjoys great importance due to its industry and very large port. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city’s...

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Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe

As the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park consists 960km² (96 000ha) of hilly topography 280km north of Durban in central Zululand and is known for its rich wildlife...

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Swazi Candles

Swazi Candles

Established in 1982, Swazi Candlesis a manufacturing company based in the beautiful Kingdom of Swaziland in Southern Africa. They create handcrafted, highly decorative animal and geometric...

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Mantenga Cultural Village

Mantenga Cultural Village

The Swazi cultural village at Mantenga is a living museum of old traditions, representing a classical Swazi lifestyle during the 1850s. Read more > Activity: Visit Swazi Candles and Mantenga...

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Pretoria

Pretoria

Pretoria is a city in the northern part of Gauteng province in South Africa. It straddles the Apies River and has spread eastwards into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains. It is one of the...

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Kruger

Kruger

The world-renowned Kruger National Park has 2-million hectares of an unrivalled diversity in life forms. It is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and home to an impressive...

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