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The whole of Namibia is known for its vast empty spaces and starkly beautiful landscapes, but Southern Namibia takes this to a whole new level. Our specialists have ventured to the remote corners of this region and will use their first-hand knowledge to help you discover its highlights on your trip to Namibia.

Fish River Canyon, NamibiaYou might want to hike with a guide in and around Africa’s largest canyon, Fish River Canyon, camping in its huge interior beneath star-strewn skies. You could ride on horseback through the world’s tallest dunes at Sossusvlei, watching the sun sink below their wind-sculpted peaks with a drink in hand. Or, visit the near-forgotten diamond-mining town of Lüderitz with its brightly painted German-colonial buildings. From here, explore the nearby ghost town of Kolmanskop to walk among the eerie silence of its long-abandoned buildings, which are slowly being buried by shifting desert sands.

While Southern Namibia may seem barren and lifeless, there’s ample wildlife to encounter. In the private NamibRand Nature Reserve, guides can take you out to see oryx, springbok, kudu, and Hartman's and Burchell's zebra dotting the plains, as well as giraffe, hyena, and 150 bird species. Meanwhile, at Sossusvlei, shovel-nosed lizards dart among the dunes and tok tokkie beetles leave tracks in the sand.

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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.