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The Fish River Canyon is the largest Canyon in Africa. The canyon is approximately 161km long, and cuts deeply into the surrounding area to the river bed about 550m below. A scenic road runs from the Main look-out point along the Fish River Canyon to Ai-Ais. The five day hiking trail can only be undertaken from April to September and hikers require a medical certificate declaring that they have a reasonable level of fitness. Ai-Ais is a hot-water spring oasis in the desolation of the Lower Fish River. It has a modern rest camp with flats, sites for caravans and camping, a restaurant, shop, filling station, swimming-pool, mineral baths and tennis-courts.

Keetmanshoop is situated on the main B1 road to Windhoek. The town still retains vestiges of its original German buildings. The “Kokerboom” Wood is a thick copse of quiver trees 14km to the north of Keetmanshoop on the road to Koës. It is a private nature reserve on the farm Gariganus and is open to the public. Bethanie is one of the oldest settlements in Namibia. The Schmelenhaus, built in 1814, is the oldest building in the country and a historical monument.

Lüderitz, centre of the rock lobster industry, lies in a bay on the rocky south coast. Places of interest include the harbour, the Lüderitz Memorial Needle on Shark Island, the Eberlanz Museum and Goerke Haus. Excursions may be made to Agate Beach, Diaz Point, the lighthouse and Sturmvogelbucht. Kolmanskop, situated 10km south east of Lüderitz, is known as `The Ghost Town'. At one time it was a village built for the staff of a nearby diamond mine. Duwisib Castle stands on a hill 72km southwest of Maltahöhe overlooking the barren surrounding landscape. It was built in 1908 by a German, Baron von Wolff, and contains a unique collection of furniture, portraits and weapons from the 17th and 18th century.

Aus is a village in Karas Region in southern Namibia. It lies on a railway line and the B4 national road, 230 km west of Keetmanshoop and about 125 km east of Lüderitz. Trains from...

Its dimensions are enormous: 160 km long, up to 27 km wide and 500 m deep. The Fish River Canyon is seen as the largest canyon in Africa and second largest canyon on earth - after the...

Grünau, is situated 140 km north of Noordoewer on the main road from Cape Town to Windhoek, and 160 km northwest of the Nakop borderpost on the main road between Upington and Windhoek....

Helmeringhausen is a settlement in southern Namibia in the Karas Region. It is located 200 km northeast of Lüderitz and 500 km south of Windhoek.

Helmeringhausen is a small...

Kalkrand is situated between Rehoboth and Mariental on the B1 national road. In the town you will find a petrol station and mini supermarket.

Close by lies the Kalahari Red Dunes...

Keetmanshoop is a city in Karas Region, southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Highlights in the area include a visit to the Naute...

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is a vast wildlife preserve in the Kalahari Desert region of Botswana and South Africa, bordering Namibia to the west. It’s characterized by red dunes and...

The harbour town of Lüderitz on the Atlantic coast boasts a number of magnificent Jugendstil buildings. Visit historical Goerke House and the 'Felsenkirche' (Church on the Rock), go for...

The little town of Maltahöhe on the edge of the Schwarzrand plateau was founded in 1899 by Henning von Burgsdorf, who in those days was governor of the Gibeon district in southern German...

Mariental lies on the B1 national road 232 km north of Keetmanshoop and 274 km southeast of Windhoek. Mariental is connected to the TransNamib railway line from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop...

The Naukluft section of the Namibi Naukluft Park was created to serve as a sanctuary for Hartmann's mountain zebra, which are endemic to Namibia. Other wildlife includes kudu, gemsbok,...

The Orange river rises in the Drakensberg mountains along the border between South Africa and Lesotho, after about 2000km it eventually discharges into the Atlantic Ocean. Gradually it...

Seeheim is a settlement in Karas Region, southern Namibia. The only notable structures in Seeheim today are the hotel and the railway station. The Seeheim Hotel is 45km from Keetmanshoop...

Solitaire is a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. It currently features the only gasoline station, post office, and the only...

Stampriet is a village in Hardap Region, Namibia. It is located 64 km north-east of Mariental.