South Namibia simply blew my mind. The hours in the bus were not a problem at all, the landscapes were always changing and magnificent. Believe me a road trip in South Namibia is just what you need. Just look at those pictures!
Navigate back to the complete Namibia Travel Guide
Our discovery of South Namibia started with the impressive orange sand dunes of Sossusvlei, here is one of my favorite shots of it:
Changing landscapes along the roads
The next day, we spent the whole day in the bus driving further South towards Luderitz and the ghost town of Kolmanskop. You may think that the whole day in a but is a hassle but I loved every minute of it: wildlife, changing colors and landscapes and the emptiness: we have been almost alone the whole time on the road as people mostly go to the North and Etosha National Park. Just us and nature. This is a major road (for Namibia) and yet a great feeling of being off the beaten path!
Sceneries after sceneries I was observing all the variations in colors and shapes of the landscapes.
From the dark cone-shape dolorite mountain:
To the layered mountains
And the very very flat landscapes
Spotting wildlife on the roads of South Namibia
We met our first zebras, oryx, springbocks and some Kudus even jumped the fence and came crossing the road in front of us. No need to be on a game drive to spot animals in Namibia!
Flat tire... twice!
Luckily (well at least for us but not for the guide and his assistant) we had a flat tire and we caught glimpse of a jackal. The landscape around was not the best of the whole trip but spotting a jackal in such an arid area was exciting.
The second time we had a flat tire because our drive try avoiding the snake on the road
And before arriving at Luderitz and the ghost town of Kolmanskop, we stopped at a place where we can observed Wild horses which come to drink. They are joined by ostriches and oryx which makes an interesting mix.
And driving back to Windhoek
When driving back to Windhoek we had some amazing stops:
- The impressive Fish River canyon
- The colorful Kalahari Desert
Andon the way we saw a lot of table-tops mountains:
My favorite road trip moment
And my favorite shot of the day was the one below. The bird was playing and repeating the same flight patterns over and over again. Such a peaceful moment!
One of my favorite photos from Namibia!
Want to see MORE of NAMIBIA?
Discover more things to do with photos and planning information in my online Namibia Travel Guide.
Do you like road trips?