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The NamibRand Nature Reserve lies to the south of Sesriem, and borders onto the Namib Naukluft Park.

Covering over 2,000 square kilometers, it is one of Africa’s largest private reserves, and is certainly one of its most beautiful.

Fauna and flora of the NamibRand Nature Reserve

NamibRand Nature Reserve, NamibiaA place of contrast, it encompasses vegetated dunes, yellow plains and the Numib Mountains where Hartmann’s mountain zebra can be found. The NamibRand has some of Namibia’s best guides and is therefore a good place to learn about the flora, fauna and history of the desert.

We recommend the full day drives, on which you explore many parts of the reserve and have a large picnic lunch. On your return to camp at night you’ll find the lanterns lit, the fire roaring and a delicious dinner prepared.

There is a choice of properties we recommend on the NamibRand: whichever you choose a two- or three-night stay is ideal.

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Suggested itinerary featuring the NamibRand Nature Reserve

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of the NamibRand Nature Reserve

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    Places near the NamibRand Nature Reserve

    Accommodation choices for the NamibRand Nature Reserve

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

    • Wolwedans Dune Camp, NamibRand Nature Reserve

      Wolwedans Dune Camp


      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.

    • Walking on a Tok Tokkie Trail

      Tok Tokkie Trails


      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


      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


      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.

    • Wolwedans Dune Lodge, NamibRand Nature Reserve

      Wolwedans Dune Lodge


      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 favorite lodges in Namibia.