Airlink flies between Cape Town and Windhoek five days a week, with a flight time of just over one hour. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and its largest city. Windhoek boasts a well-maintained road network, making it the hub that links it to the nature reserves, other towns, industries and tourist attractions in Namibia, and it is the springboard to this land of sand, sun and fun!
There are so many places to visit on a trip to Namibia that the fun truly is endless! From the spectacular Sesriem Canyon, shaped by the Tsauchab River over millions of years, to the red towering dunes of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei, a forest frozen in time, photographers will be enchanted at every turn. While for night owls Namibia offers star gazing like no other country on Earth with uninterrupted views of the constellations.
Cultural aficionados will fall for the coastal town of Swakopmund with its warm, inviting atmosphere and German flair. While you could also mingle with the traditional inhabitants of Namibia, from the San to the Himba and the Herero, and learn from the local people that call this great land home.
Walvis Bay calls out to the water babies, with Cape fur seals, heavy side and bottle-nosed dolphins and humpback whales frequently visiting its shoreline. Spitzkoppe, a series of impressive granite inselbergs, calls to adventurists and rock climbers, and history lovers will appreciate the many examples of Bushmen artwork found in this area.
Wildlife fanatics will thrive on the chance to spot a desert elephant or free-roaming black rhino in Damaraland, see lion, cheetah, white elephant and giraffe at Etosha or catch a glimpse of the smaller desert-adapted creatures that, amazingly, call the Namib Desert home. Keen twitchers need not look further than Etosha’s salt pans in the wet season or the unique flat-topped plateau of the Waterberg where more than 200 bird species can be seen, including the spectacular Verreaux’s (black) eagles and Namibia’s only breeding colony of Cape vultures.
So what are you waiting for? Head to Namibia for your dose of sand, sun and fun!
Africa Geographic’s Travel Director, Christian Boix, recently flew with Airlink to Windhoek and embarked on a two-week tour across Namibia, visiting some of the country’s special places. Check out some of the highlights of their journey in this gallery of Classic Namibia.