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NamibRand Nature Reserve

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Address: Windhoek, Namibia
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+264 61 223 926

This reserve represents all facets of diverse desert landscapes.

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This is a stunning landscape, a highlight of our trip to Namibia. I couldn't stop taking photos. We stayed at Boulders Lodge, which was wonderful in every way.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2015
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is a stunning landscape, a highlight of our trip to Namibia. I couldn't stop taking photos. We stayed at Boulders Lodge, which was wonderful in every way.

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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

As part of a two week trip to Namibia, we spent 3 days hiking in the NamibRand Nature Reserve with the Tok Tokkie Trails group. This group runs both an environmental camp and a hiking trip program that leads your through the dunes and mountains of the NamibRand. The first day was a short hike into a camp where we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Sossusliev was a dreamy world of the elements. Images that you dream about in your minds eye months after the experience. There is a longing to go back and yet fear at the hostility of the environment. This is a land that demands respect and you willingly give it. Beware the heat, drink lots of water and be prepared to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

The sheer space offered to tourists when visiting Namibia is wonderful. Keeping your eyes open to enjoy nature pays dividends. Highly recommended.

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110 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Didn't know where else to place this review. We were staying in Aus during our Namibia self drive and headed to Sosssusvlei. Our hosts suggested the route north C13 - D707 - C27 to reach our next lodge near Sesriem. The D707 was a spectacular two hour drive through an area that had stunning mountains on one side and the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The sun rise over the plains is spectacular to watch. The dunes can be challenging to climb depending how hot it is, but worth the effort! This is a place to bring a good camera and plenty of water and some snacks. It's a full day adventure.

Thank Lisbeth P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

The dunes are amazing, we also did a balloon ride which we'll never forget. Get up early, watch the sun rise and get some terrific pics!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is the perfect place to relax, and empty your mind. Carefully run, this previously farmland is now probably the most typical area in Namibia.

1 Thank MC2015
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Absolute paradise. This was our first stop in Namibia and we loved it - we could have spent the entire trip in the Namibrand. If you have a chance to go here don't miss it. Gorgeous dunes, amazing sunsets and sunrises, surprising wildlife, and the pure silence of the desert.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We really enjoyed the place! It was a good start of our journey in Namibia. We enjoyed that first ride.

1 Thank MLPL6

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