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“Out of this world”
Review of Namib Desert

Namib Desert
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Sandwich Harbour in a 4x4 Vehicle: Half Day Guided Tour from Swakopmund
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Quad Bike Tour of the Namib Desert
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Moonlandscape or Rössing Mountain Sundowner Tour from Swakopmund
Ranked #11 of 167 things to do in Namibia
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Owner description: This barren red-sand desert lies along the coast.
Reviewed 4 February 2010

Just outside the coastal town of Swakopmund, on the road to Walvis Bay, I found some of the highest dunes I have ever seen. In fact, reading up about it later, they are amongst the highest on earth. With the Atlantic Ocean waves crashing on the beach on one side of the road, and imposing dunes on the other I stopped my car with the intention to climb up a dune to take some video footage. This was easier said than done. Not only are the dunes extremely steep and high, but for every 3 steps forward I slipped back one step. Once on the crest of the dune, and once I recovered from exhaustion, I enjoyed some of the most breathtaking scenery I have ever seen. Behind me the purest and most desolate desert I have ever had the pleasure of seeing, and in front of me the pounding waves of the Ocean. The contrasting temperatures of desert and ocean created a slight mist, making the scene quite scary. A moment I will remember forever, and a place recommended for the discerning traveller.

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Reviewed 27 December 2007

If people want to see a real desert, then the Namib is the place to go. Austerely beautiful, with winds swirling sand off the top of the dune as you watch the sun setting. The barking of geckos in the twilight, a stunning place for camping or visiting.

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