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Namibia’s South

Sociable Weaver

Experience the sightseeing’s of Namibia south! You will see the world’s 2nd largest natural gorge, visit some of the world’s highest dunes and the world’s oldest desert – this is a tour with many superlatives.

Day 1

Airport – Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek. Spend the day at leisure. 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 1 700 metres above sea level. Notable landmarks are: Parliament Gardens, Christ Church and the Tintenpalast.

Overnight in the Villa Violet B&B
The magnificent Christuskirche in Windhoek, a symbol of peace and tranquility, stands tall amidst the bustling cityscape, inviting reflection and admiration.

Day 2

Windhoek – Kalahari

Your journey leads you into the centre of the Kalahari Desert via Rehoboth and Kalkrand. You will be able to take part on an optional guided scenic drive through the red sand dune landscape on the ranch.
The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa extending 1.2 million square kilometres, covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. 

Overnight in the Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge
Nature's Architectural Wonder: Behold the intricate and colossal social weaver's nest, a marvel of avian engineering that showcases the collaborative spirit and resourcefulness of these remarkable birds.

Day 3

Kalahari – Fish River Canyon

After breakfast drive via Mariental and Keetmanshoop to the Fish River Canyon. En-route you can visit the Quivertree Forest near Keetmanshoop.
Aloe dichotoma is a tall, branching species of aloe, indigenous to Southern Africa, specifically in the Northern Cape region of South Africa, and parts of Southern Namibia. The species name "dichotoma" refers to how the stems repeatedly branch into two ("dichotomous" branching) as the plant grows.

Overnight in the Fish River Lodge
A solitary Quiver Tree gracefully emerges from the rugged rocks, standing as a stoic sentinel amidst the arid landscape, symbolizing resilience and endurance.

Day 4

Fish River Canyon

Visit the Fish River Canyon, a spectacular natural phenomenon. From the different viewpoints, you have the chance to get a feeling of the enormity of the second largest canyon in the world.
The Fish River is the second largest canyon in the world and the largest in Africa, as well as the second most visited tourist attraction in Namibia. It features a gigantic ravine, in total about 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and in places almost 550 metres deep.

Overnight in the Fish River Lodge
The awe-inspiring Fish River Canyon, a breathtaking testament to the immense power of erosion, carves its way through the Namibian landscape, leaving behind a stunning geological masterpiece.

Day 5

Fish River Canyon – Lüderitz

Drive via Seeheim and Aus towards the coastal town of Lüderitz. If you are lucky, you will see the wild horses of the Namib Desert.
The Wild Horses of the Namib hold a powerful fascination. For centuries, their origin was shrouded in mystery. Their habitat, the barren plains around Garub on the eastern fringe of the Namib Desert, is no paradise. Nevertheless, they have managed to adapt to the harsh conditions.
End of the day by taking a walk through the historic town of Lüderitz.

Overnight in the Alte Villa Guesthouse
A wild horse tenderly guides her adorable foal through the untamed plains of Aus, embodying the spirit of freedom and the precious circle of life in the Namibian wilderness.

Day 6


Explore the harbour town and the surrounding area today. You can drive to the ancient diamond ghost town Kolmanskuppe or travel along the coastline to visit the Diaz Point and the bays along the way. In town, you can go to the museum, the Goerke House or the ‘Felsenkirche’. Do you maybe want to book a guided tour to the Rock Arch or visit Elisabeth Bay in the restricted diamond area? What about a boat cruise to a penguin island?

Overnight in the Alte Villa Guesthouse
he Goerke Haus in Lüderitzbucht, a timeless architectural gem, stands as a testament to the rich colonial history of Namibia, inviting visitors to step back in time and appreciate its enduring beauty.

Day 7

Lüderitz – Sossusvlei

Your journey leads you back to the interior of Namibia. Drive via Aus into the direction of Sesriem to reach the lodge nearby whilst driving along stunning landscape. En-route you can visit the Duwisib Castle which was built in the middle of nowhere.
Duwisib Castle, is a grand pseudo-medieval looking fortress in the hills of the semi-arid Southern Namib region of Namibia. It was built by 'Baron' Captain Hans Heinrich von Wolff.

Overnight in the Dead Valley Lodge
These elegant oryx seek respite beneath a solitary tree, casting a serene silhouette against the endless plains of the Namib Desert, epitomizing the harmony of life in an unforgiving environment."

Day 8


Explore the Sossusvlei, surrounded by the world’s highest dunes, today in the early morning.
The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are thought to be the highest dunes in the world. The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset, when colours and shades change constantly, offering a photographer’s dream.

Overnight in the Dead Valley Lodge
he Namibrand unveils a mesmerizing landscape where rolling dunes, golden grasses, and rugged mountains converge, painting a picture of untouched beauty and awe-inspiring wilderness.

Day 9

Sossusvlei – Swakopmund

Once again, the route leads you to the coast of Namibia. Drive via Solitaire through the barren Namib Desert with its unique eco-system. You can visit the ancient Welwitschia plants and the moonlandscape.
The Namib Desert, the world's oldest desert (43 million years), covers just under 50 000km² and incorporates the Namib Naukluft Park, a section of the diamond area to the south and the Skeleton Coast to the north, which was recently proclaimed as the Dorop Park.

Overnight in the Delight Hotel Swakopmund
Pier into Tranquility: The iconic jetty of Swakopmund extends gracefully into the calm waters, offering a peaceful escape and capturing the essence of this coastal gem on Namibia's shores.

Day 10


Enjoy the day at leisure.
Swakopmund was founded in 1892 as the main harbor for German South-West Africa, and a sizable part of its population is still German-speaking today. Boats were offloaded at Swakopmund’s landmark, the jetty. Swakopmund has an excellent museum on the history of Namibia / Southwest Africa. Swakopmund has a lot to offer which include attractions like: the National Marine Aquarium, the Crystal Gallery, the Martin Luther Steam locomotive and “things to do” like fishing, skydiving and quad biking, dune riding, ballooning, camel riding and excellent shopping possibilities.

Overnight in the Delight Hotel Swakopmund
A stunning flock of flamingos gracefully gathers in the shimmering waters, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of vibrant colors and graceful movements, in perfect harmony with their aquatic surroundings.

Day 11

Swakopmund – Spitzkoppe

After a good breakfast, you will drive toward Usakos to the lodge, which is situated at the foot of the great Spitzkoppe mountain.
The Spitzkoppe (from German for "pointed dome"; also referred to as Spitzkop, Groot Spitzkop, or the "Matterhorn of Namibia") is a group of bald granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. The granite is more than 120 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,728 meters (5,669 ft) above sea level.

Overnight in the Spitzkoppen Lodge
Colorful rocky landscape in Spitzkoppe Namibia

Day 12

Spitzkoppe – Windhoek – Airport

Your trip is coming to an end now – you will drive via Okahandja to Windhoek and then onwards to the airport for your flight back home.

  • 1. Villa Violet
  • 2. Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge
  • 3. Fish River Lodge
  • 5. Alte Villa Gästehaus
  • 7. Dead Valley Lodge
  • 9. Delight Hotel Swakopmund
  • 10. Spitzkoppen Lodge