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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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Namibia Craft Centre

Namibia Craft Centre

A collection of Namibian items epitomising the country: expertly woven baskets, Makalani kernels, San ostrich-eggshell jewellery, wild silk scarves, Himba bracelets and colourful embroidered linen....

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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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Sesriem Canyon

Sesriem Canyon

The Tsauchab River has shaped the Sesriem Canyon over millions of years. It is one of the few places in this area that holds water all year round. The early Afrikaans explorers named the canyon after...

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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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Lüderitz

Lüderitz

Lüderitz is a harbour town in the Karas Region of southern Namibia. It lies on one of the least hospitable coasts in Africa. It is a port developed around Robert Harbour and Shark Island. The town...

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Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop (Afrikaans for Coleman’s head, German: Kolmannskuppe) is a ghost town in the Namib in southern Namibia, 10km inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver...

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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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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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Soweto

Soweto

Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships. Soweto comprises one-million people and was made...

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