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is a region of Namibia
which includes a really diverse and accessible array of locations, some of which tend to feature in a very high proportion of trips.
We divide this region into seven areas, each of which has a very different character and reasons to visit ...Swakopmund
... is an old German port rather bizarrely located between the desert and the ocean, a chance to do a bit of shopping and relaxing in between desert locations.Walvis Bay
... lies nearby and is more of an industrial port, less attractive, but providing easy access to some superb land and marine wildlife.Cape Cross
... is the location of a modest seal colony on the coast north from Swakopmund.Skeleton Coast National Park
... may not have the drama or remoteness of the fabulous Skeleton Coast North
, but it can at least give an impression of these hostile shores.Twyfelfontein
... is a scenic area around 100km inland which is famous for its geology, rock-art and wildlife viewing including desert-adapted elephants.Erongo
... a farming area around 150km inland, which contains some interesting mountains. More importantly it provides an alternative inland route when travelling between the north and south of the country.Brandberg
... is a massive inselberg which stands clear of the desert plains around 80km and is a famous but little-visited location for trekking and rock-art.