Sossusvlei, Namib Desert

Sossusvlei, Namib Desert

Photo by asco (Flickr Creative Commons)

10 Fantastic Places to Visit on Your Campervan Holiday

Photo by Thomas Schoch (wikimedia commons)Fish River Canyon Photo by Thomas Schoch (wikimedia commons)

There are no end of great places to visit on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in Namibia.  Whether you enjoy hiking, adventure sports, flora and fauna, or simply relaxing, there’s something for you to enjoy.  

Etosha National Park.
Etosha is one of the best places for game viewing in Africa.  The park is easy to get around without the need for a guide, with clear signposted routes between the watering holes.  The big five are here, along with hundreds of other animals, birds, and reptiles.  

Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon is the right in the south of the country, and classed as the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon.  Here, you can take some incredible hikes, enjoy the hot springs, or just admire the view if you prefer.  

Visit Dune 45
The largest sand dunes in the world are found in the Namib Dessert at Soussusvlei.  Dune 45 is the most famous, but there’s a lot of sand out here.  Get up before dawn for a hike to the top, at 1,000 feet, to watch the sunrise, the colours and shadows are amazing.  There are also a couple of walking trails, but take care not to stay out too long, the heat is unbearable at midday and the sand is boiling!

The World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein is home to the oldest graffiti in the world.  The rock carvings are over 3,000 years old and were produced residents of the day, there are over 2, 00 carvings, and paintings here.

Skeleton Coast
The Skeleton Coast is a totally different experience, some days it can be bright and sunny and you can see for miles along the beach, other days when the fog comes down is extremely eerie and quiet, but a fantastic experience none the less.  

Cape Seal Colony
Although the Cape Seal Colony is officially on the Skeleton Coast it deserves a mention on its own as it’s a great place to see seals up close, you won’t want to stay long though, the smell is rather…..fishy.

Spiitzkoppe is known as the Matterhorn of Namibia, it’s a group of granite peaks said to be 700,000,000 years old, with the highest reaching 5,857 feet.  There are lots of great rock formations here, there’s even a huge globe which balances on a rather thin looking pinnacle.

In Central Namibia is where you can see the Hoba Meteorite, the Oldest Meteorite on the earth.  The most incredible thing about it, apart from its age is that when it fell to earth it left no visible crater.  Baffling.

Go searching for diamonds at this deserted ghost town.  The town was once part of the great diamond mining industry, which is still very much alive further down the coast.  When the diamonds dried up the inhabitants left and now the town is being reclaimed by the sand.

Brandberg Mountains
The highest mountain range in Namibia and a great spot for hiking and some great sunset photos as the rocks appear to be on fire.
There is so much to experience with a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday in Namibia, truly unforgettable.

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