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Self-Drive Southern Namibia


from £1,290 pp

(ex international flights)


7 days

This seven day Southern Namibian Self-drive allows you to explore the best of what Southern Namibia has to offer. You will experience the magnificent Kalahari Desert, the breathtaking Fish River Canyon, the Ghost Town of Kolmanskop and the Dunes of Sossusvlei.

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Day 1 - Mariental

  • Self-drive from Windhoek to the Kalahari Desert
Keetmanshoop, Fish River Canyon

Day 2 - Keetmanshoop, Fish River Canyon

  • Self-drive from the Kalahari Desert to Fish River Canyon, via Keetmanshoop
  • Stop at Mesosaurus Fossil Site and Quivertree Forest
Fish River Canyon, Luderitz

Day 3 - Fish River Canyon, Luderitz

  • Visit Fish River Canyon
  • Self-drive from Fish River Canyon to Luderitz
Luderitz, Aus

Day 4 - Luderitz, Aus

  • Cruise of Luderitz Bay (Optional)
  • Self-drive from Luderitz to Aus, via Kolmanskop
  • Visit Kolmanskop - Namibia's 'Ghost Town' (Optional)
An area of rare and astonishing beauty lies hidden in the south of the Namib desert. Red, pink and orange dunes rise high towards the sky, surrounding the bleached white salt pans left by millennia of trickling water. This area is known as Sossusvlei. Two different languages have given rise to the name Sossusvlei, which joins the Nama word ‘sossus’ (meaning dead end) with the Afrikaans word ‘vlei’ (marsh). So the name is literal, as Sossusvlei can fairly accurately be described as a dead end marsh, as the path of the seasonal river is blocked here by the dunes. It is rare today for the waters of the Tsauchab river  to reach this far into the desert, but when the rains are exceptional the salt pans are filled and the landscape is even more beautiful. Sossusvlei is one of namibia’s iconic sights, beloved of photographers for the mesmerising colours that accompany dawn and dusk, and beloved of anyone who enjoys the beauty of the wilderness. The famous dead acacia trees of Deadvlei make a really striking image with the salt white pan, the red dunes, the blue sky and the black silhouettes of the skeleton trees.

Day 5 - Sossusvlei

  • Self-drive from Aus to the Namib Desert

Day 6 - Sossusvlei

  • Self-drive from hotel to 'Sea of Sands', Sossusvlei.
  • Visit Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon

Day 7

  • Self-drive from Sossusvlei to Windhoek