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Southern Namibia is wild, beautiful and so quiet that the only sound is the wind.

The dunes at Sossuslvei

It has expanses of desert, endless yellow plains, low vegetated dunes and impressive mountain ranges. Climbing a dune at Sossuslvei to watch the sunrise it’s easy to see why Namibia is a photographer’s dream.

Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon, NamibiaThe deep south of Namibia is an area that is often ignored by travellers but with attractions such as the Fish River Canyon, the wild horses at Aus and deserted diamond mines at Luderitz, it is certainly worth a visit.

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Places to visit in Southern Namibia

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Southern Namibia, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Southern Namibia

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Southern Namibia, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Southern Namibia

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    Places in and around Southern Namibia

    Accommodation choices for Southern Namibia

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Southern Namibia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Klein Aus Vista - Eagles Nest

      Klein Aus Vista

      Medium

      The Klein Aus Vista is a superb little place. The day trips are excellently guided and atmosphere in the lodge unpretentious and friendly.

    • Kalahari Farmhouse, Southern Kalahari

      Kalahari Farmhouse

      Medium

      The Kalahari Farmhouse is a simple property on the outskirts of the village of Stampriet. Formerly the home of the old-established Van der Wath family, the farmhouse has a rural atmosphere which provides a contrast to many of Namibia's lodges.

    • Corona Guest Farm, Naukluft Mountains

      Corona Guest Farm

      Medium

      This is a lovely place to break your journey. Guests are warmly welcomed here and the food is simply delicious.

    • The pool, Kalahari Anib Lodge, Southern Namibia

      Kalahari Anib Lodge

      Medium

      Anib is an ideal stop between Windhoek and the Canyon. It is simple, pretty and your hosts are friendly and welcoming.

    • The Nest Hotel,Luderitz

      The Nest Hotel

      Medium

      The Nest Hotel has a good location. There are 73 rooms, all of which have balconies and sea views.

    • Wolwedans Dune Camp, NamibRand Nature Reserve

      Wolwedans Dune Camp

      Deluxe

      Wolwedans Dune Camp is situated in one of the most stunning locations in Namibia. There are six tents which are simple but stylish with double or twin beds. Activities from Wolwedans are well guided by knowledgeable guides.

    • Standard Room, Canyon Lodge, Fish River Canyon

      Canyon Lodge

      Medium

      Canyon Lodge is full of character and its lovely sitting outside your room watching the dassies, mongooses and birds. It is also one of the coolest places to stay around the Canyon as being that little bit higher up it catches any breeze there is.

    • Canyon Roadhouse, Fish River Canyon

      Canyon Roadhouse

      Medium

      Canyon Roadhouse is very original and has lots of character. Its good value for money and well located for trips to the canyon.

    • Walking on a Tok Tokkie Trail

      Tok Tokkie Trails

      Medium

      The Tok Tokkie Trails are suitable for the fairly active. You don't have to be an olympic athlete to enjoy them but just a keen and relatively fit walker. Sleeping out in the desert is superb as the night skies are simply incredible.

    • Wolwedans Boulders Camp, NamibRand Nature Reserve

      Wolwedans Boulders Camp

      Deluxe

      Situated in the remote south of the NamibRand Reserve, Wolwedans Boulders Camp has four luxurious canvas and wood suites which are nestled around the base of a rock strewn mountain.

    • Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, NamibRand Nature Reserve

      Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

      Deluxe

      The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge has a very unusual and innovative design. It has a great location with striking views over sweeping gravel plains and the dunes beyond.

    • Fish River Lodge, Fish River Canyon

      Fish River Lodge

      Medium

      Fish River Lodge has a superb location with incredible views over the impressive Fish River Canyon. There are twenty comfortable, modern chalets based in a privately owned reserve.

    • Wolwedans Dune Lodge, NamibRand Nature Reserve

      Wolwedans Dune Lodge

      Deluxe

      Wolwedans Dune Lodge has a superb situation with stunning views. It gives you a glimpse into the desert in all its silence and glory. It is one of our favourite lodges in Namibia.

    • Desert Homestead, Sossusvlei

      Desert Homestead Lodge

      Medium

      Close to some of Namibia’s greatest desert scenery, Desert Homestead Lodge is a welcoming, characterful option surrounded by rugged mountains. Combining African style and Western comforts, the lodge makes an excellent base for exploring the towering dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

    • Kulala Desert Lodge, Sossusvlei

      Kulala Desert Lodge

      First Class

      Offering a wealth of activities that allow you to explore the vast desert landscape and its wildlife, Kulala Desert Lodge is the closest lodge to Sossusvlei, boasting its own private entrance to Namib Naukluft National Park. It provides characterful, comfortable accommodation with a traditional atmosphere.

    • Accommodation at Desert Quiver Camp

      Desert Quiver Camp

      Simple

      Desert Quiver offers simple but modern self-catering accommodation, situated just five kilometres from the entrance to Sossusvlei.

    • Hoodia Lodge, Sossusvlei

      Hoodia Desert Lodge

      First Class

      A warm greeting, a cool towel and a cold drink welcome guests at this lodge after a dusty day on the road. The lodge enjoys a beautiful location conveniently close to the national park entrance for Sossusvlei at Sesriem.

    • Little Sossus Lodge, Sossusvlei

      Little Sossus Lodge

      Medium

      This is a fairly simple, eco-friendly lodge. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff are warm and friendly.

    • Desert Camp, Sesriem

      The Desert Camp

      Simple

      This affordable accommodation comprises twenty units, each with en-suite bathroom, twin beds, shaded verandah with outside cooking facilities including a small zipped away kitchenette and bbq.

    • Sossus Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei

      Sossus Dune Lodge

      Medium

      Sossus Dune Lodge is in a very convenient location to visit Sossusvlei, with the added benefit of being very close to Sesriem Canyon. It is also a great lodge from which to access the dunes at first light.

    • Junior suite at Sossusvlei Lodge

      Sossusvlei Lodge

      First Class

      This lodge is located at the National Park entrance to Sesriem, the perfect base from which to explore the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei.

    • Little Kulala, Sossusvlei

      Little Kulala

      Opulent

      Little Kulala is very arty and stylish. The rooms have been carefully designed and have dramatic desert views. We highly recommend it as somewhere totally unique to stay in the desert.