This is a unique private reserve set in Southern Namibia, one of the largest in Southern Africa and extending over an area of 202,000 hectares.
This is a place to visit for the vastness and beauty of its landscape. All the different areas of the Namib desert can be found within the protection of the reserve; a spectacular scenery of inselbergs, gravel plains scattered with kopjes, 300-metre high sand dunes, canyons and savannah.
One can find mainly plains game here, with the Oryx the most common animal to spot, and you can also see kudu, Hartman’s and Burchell’s zebra, giraffe, ostrich, klipspringer, steenbok, hartebeest and baboon, perhaps even tracking much smaller animals and invertebrates by their footprints in the sand with your guide.
But the real highlight here are the fantastic and unending vistas, at their most spectacular at sunset, and continuing even after that; declared Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, the star gazing is some of the best in the world. The NamibRand Nature Reserve also shares a border with the vast Namib-Naukluft National Park, and it is possible to take day trips to some of its famous sights such as Sossusvlei.
When to go
Namibia can have extremely varied day-to-night temperatures. In the winter months (May to September) is is much cooler and fine to travel, but at night the temperature can drop below freezing point. The best time to visit the south-west coast is usually from February to May.
What to do
- Game drives
- Hot air balloon rides
- Scenic drives
- Walking safaris
- Village tours